Office Clearing – Where to Start

Are you looking to clear out your office space? Perhaps you’re moving to a new location or simply need to declutter and make more space for your team.

Whatever the reason, office clearance can be a daunting task. But fear not, with some careful planning and organisation, you can make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

Step One: Assess your needs

Before you dive in and start clearing out your office, take some time to assess your needs. What items do you need to keep, what can be donated or sold, and what needs to be disposed of?

Make a list of everything that needs to be cleared out and categorise them based on their condition and value. Often labelling each item can be useful.

Step Two: Set a timeline

Setting a timeline will help keep you on track and ensure the office clearance is completed within a reasonable time frame. Be realistic about how long the process will take and make sure to communicate the timeline with your team.

Step Three: Gather supplies

You’ll need some supplies to help you clear out your office. This might include boxes, tape, markers, and garbage bags. Make sure you have everything you need before you start.

Step Four: Start with the big items

Start by clearing out the big items in your office first, such as furniture and equipment. This will create more space and make it easier to sort through the smaller items.

Step Five: Sort through the smaller items

Once you’ve cleared out the big items, it’s time to start sorting through the smaller items. Create separate piles for items to keep, donate, sell, or dispose of. Be ruthless in your decision-making and don’t hold onto items that are no longer needed or useful.

Step Six: Dispose of items responsibly

Make sure you dispose of items responsibly. This might include recycling, donating to charity, or arranging for a professional removal service for any hazardous waste.

Step Seven: Organize your space

Once you’ve cleared out your office, take some time to reorganise the space. This might involve rearranging furniture or implementing a new storage system to make the most of your newly cleared space.

In conclusion, office clearance can be a big task, but with some careful planning and organisation, it can be completed efficiently and with minimal disruption. Hiring a specialist removal team can ensure the seamless removal of items.

Remember to assess your needs, set a timeline, gather supplies, start with the big items, sort through the smaller items, dispose of items responsibly, and finally, organize your space. Good luck with your office clearance!

The Ultimate Guide to Office Removals: Tips for a Smooth Move

Office relocation can be an exciting but stressful time for any business. Whether you’re expanding to a bigger space, downsizing to cut costs, or simply moving to a new location, the process of relocating your office requires careful planning and execution to ensure a smooth transition.

At Martins Removal services we have successfully completed thousands of office removals within Edinburgh and across Scotland. In this blog post, using our experience we’ll provide you with the ultimate guide to office relocation, including tips and best practices for a successful move.


The key to a successful office relocation is thorough planning. Before you start packing up your office, take the time to plan out your move. Consider the following factors:

  1. Location: Choose a location that suits your business needs, such as proximity to clients, accessibility, and availability of parking spaces.
  1. Size: Determine how much space you need and how it will be allocated. Consider the number of employees, equipment, and storage requirements.
  1. Budget: Set a budget for the move and stick to it. Consider the cost of moving, equipment, and furniture, as well as any potential renovations or upgrades to the new space.
  1. Timeline: Develop a realistic timeline for the move, including when to start packing and when to set up the new office.


Once you’ve planned out the move, it’s time to start taking care of the logistics. Here are some tips to help you manage the process:

  1. Hire a professional moving company: Choose a reputable moving company to help you with the move. Make sure they have experience in office relocations and are licensed and insured.
  1. Create a packing plan: Create a detailed packing plan and timeline to ensure that everything is packed up and labelled correctly.
  1. Disconnect and reconnect IT equipment: Hire an IT professional to disconnect and reconnect your IT equipment to avoid any potential downtime.
  1. Furniture and equipment: Consider if your current furniture and equipment will fit in the new space. You may need to purchase new furniture or equipment to suit the new layout.

Employee engagement:

Engaging employees in the relocation process is crucial for a smooth transition. Consider the following strategies to involve your employees:

  1. Communication: Keep employees informed about the move and any changes to their working arrangements.
  1. Assign roles and responsibilities: Assign roles and responsibilities to employees to help them feel involved and invested in the move.


Clear and consistent communication is key to a successful office relocation. Here are some tips for effective communication:

  1. Use multiple channels: Use a variety of communication channels to keep everyone informed, such as email, in-person meetings, and newsletters.
  1. Provide regular updates: Provide regular updates on the progress of the move to keep everyone in the loop.
  1. Centralised communication hub: Set up a centralised communication hub where employees can find all relevant information about the move.

Office relocation can be a challenging process, but with careful planning and execution, it can be a successful one. Follow these tips and best practices to ensure a smooth move for your business and employees. Good luck with your office relocation!

Merry Christmas to all our customers

Martin Removal Services wishes a great festive season to all its customers in Edinburgh and beyond.

This has been a great year for our removal company, with business picking up again after the Covid pandemic. It was great to see people going back to normality, and once again getting in touch for help with their office moves, house removals, house clearances and all other services we are known for.

Best wishes to every one for a great 2023. We look forward to help many more of you in the new year, providing the best removal services in town.

All the very best form Martin Removal’s management and staff. Please note that our removal services will start again from January 5th, 2023.

Commercial removals are on the rise

Commercial removals are on the rise throughout the UK.

Commercial removals have increased dramatically since the end of the Covid pandemic era. As companies move toward a more virtual workplace, many are moving their operations to save costs and maximize the potential of their newly hired remote workers.

The dynamic nature of a commercial environment demands that companies possess the flexibility to adjust and relocate as needed. And when they need to do so,  using commercial removal services from companies like Martin Removals Edinburgh is the best way to proceed.

To be clear, though, moving a business is no easy task. Packing up an entire operation and moving it to a new location requires a significant amount of time, energy and resources. Professionals experienced in commercial removals can really  help with that.

Are you considering a commercial removal in Edinburgh? Get in touch with our friendly staff today.

Advantages of using a commercial removal company

There are many benefits of using a professional commercial removal company.

A stress-free procedure
A stress-free process is one of the main advantages of hiring professionals experienced in commercial removals for your business relocation. Relocating a business can be a very taxing and stressful process, particularly if you attempt to handle everything alone.

Effectiveness and velocity
Packing and moving everything to the new place can take a lot longer if you attempt to manage the move alone or with a group of inexperienced workers. There are numerous factors to take into account, including labeling and packing boxes appropriately, maneuvering large, heavy equipment through confined spaces, and organizing transportation.

Fully insured
A lot can go wrong during commercial removals. That is where dealing with a professional removal company makes all the difference, giving you peace of mind.

Lower costs
If you considered the overall costs for packing materials, renting equipment/vehicles and the time your staff would have to spend on it, using commercial removal professionals will work out cheaper.

We are Edinburgh’s one stop for commercial removals, please get in touch for a free quote and plenty of good advice.


Office moves in Edinburgh

Office moves are one of the most common removal jobs at Martin Removal Services in Edinburgh.

As a capital city, Edinburgh has a large office population. Rising costs and the amount of people increasingly working from home means that office moves are something many companies look into in order to save money. They may move to smaller offices or to an office that is not in the centre of Edinburgh, and therefore cheaper to rent.

We encourage all companies considering office moves to consider a professional commercial removal service. Martin Removals Edinburgh has 40 years of experience in handling office moves. Let us make your office relocation a breeze. Get in touch for a chat to discuss your specific situation.

Our Edinburgh office is open Monday to Friday, 9 to 5pm, and our friendly staff will be delighted to discuss your specific office move requirements.

Preparing for your office move

Is your business relocating? What should you do to prepare for your office move? These are important questions and these are – in our experience – the most important things to do when preparing for your office move.

Allow enough time for your IT staff to get ready.
Notify your IT staff of the office move at least three months in advance. They have to handle phone connections, internet plans and many other issues. Inspecting the new office and determining whether any equipment upgrades are necessary may also be necessary.

Get rid of items that are superfluous.
Get rid of anything you won’t be using any more, such as obsolete cell phones, unnecessary furniture and old files. Your office move will be much simpler as a result.

Let your staff know
Inform the staff members in your office about the commercial removal well in advance. Before the office move, they may wish to wrap up some important tasks or just get ready for this change.

Please contact our Edinburgh office to discuss your commercial removal today.

Welcome to your new website

Ladies and gentleman of Edinburgh and beyond: welcome to the new website for Martin Removal Services.

Although we have been providing professional removal services in Edinburgh for the last 40 years, from house moves to office removals, house clearance and furniture moves – this is our second website only. In spite of being one of Edinburgh’s long standing removal companies!

It showcases our wide range of services and you will find plenty of useful information that will help you making informed decisions, whether you are looking for house removals or commercial moves – we can help.

Please have a look around and share a link to our new website with anyone who may be looking at a reliable, affordable and professional removal company in Edinburgh.

Thank you!!