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Wednesday November 27, 2019

Newsletter: November

I feel we are now entering the “festive safe zone” where it is OK to start feeling a bit Christmassy without facing the wrath of the naysayers. Mariah Carey and the Pogues aren’t annoying yet and I’m actually enjoying mince pies.

Edinburgh really comes alive at this time and a big part of our modern traditions are the Winter festival attractions and of course the Christmas Markets. So, whether you spend a chilly evening warming your hands with a hot chocolate or Mulled wine, with colleagues, friends or family, enjoy this festive season and the good times ahead.

Need some heavy lifting done?…

…then plan ahead and take advantage of this year’s Black Friday Deal! Get our 2 man service for the price of 1 on all hourly rate jobs jobs carried out between 6th – 18th January. That’s a whopping saving of £36 per hour meaning you could save hundreds in total!*

All you have to do is book your service by the 10th December and mention BLACK FRIDAY 2for1.

*2 man hourly rate £108 inc vat discounted to 1 man hourly rate of £72 inc vat.

Spotlight on service: O’Donnell Moonshine

Every day is different in the removals world so each month we will put the spotlight on some of the services we offer and, share the stories behind the interesting and wonderful businesses, and individuals, we work with.

Our first spotlight is on the Christmas Market where behind those snow peaked log cabins is a whole host of logistics to make sure you as a customer are never disappointed….and in this case, the bar never runs dry!

For the last few years we have had great pleasure in being the modern-day bootleggers for O’Donnell Moonshine, an insta-worthy liquor brand rooted in traditions. You see the problem with the market stalls is they’re just not that big, and the way this Moonshine goes down, they need plenty of stock!

So, rather wisely these guys keep their Moonshine off site at our storage for safekeeping (a bit like hiding it in the woods) and when they need more, we bring it to the stall and unload in the moonlight…quite literally as it’s at the crack of dawn when deliveries are allowed.

Started in just 2017 by best friends Hugo, Alex and George, O’Donnell Moonshine has gained a cult following among discerning drinkers after an authentic Moonshine. They pride themselves on their traditional distilling methods and even bottle their Moonshine in traditional mason jars!

With flavours like “Roasted Apple” with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, or “Tough Nut” made from hazelnut, caramel and a hint of whiskey, it’s no wonder these guys go down a treat at Christmas time. You can even try your hand at impressing your guests with a few of their cocktail recipes. Mulled Wine who?!

So if that’s whet your appetite why not go pay the team a visit at the Edinburgh Christmas Market, or if you can’t get there…the bar is always open online.

Questions to ask a removal company…

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and reliability but unfortunately not all those within our industry can say the same. We get a large number of enquiries from people who have been let down by a removals company or man and van service so have put together a blog to help people ask the right type of questions when choosing who to book with.

Obviously, we would love you to book directly with us when you need a removals service, but we understand shopping around is important and allows you to judge our service, as well as our price, against our competitors. We look forward to hearing from you in the future and in the meantime would encourage you to share this blog with anyone you know who may be moving soon so they don’t get caught out.

Let’s get festive…

We may be a removals company but we are also here to help turn your house into a home, and there’s no better time to do that than at Christmas.

So whether it’s your first Christmas in a new home, a new flat share or you are just looking to add to your decorations and update your festive style, check out our guides below to help achieve a cosy and insta-worthy look with a personal touch.

Advent calendars are big business right now but if you want to add a personal touch why not make this advent calendar village and fill each house with your own treats or gifts.

You can download our free template so all you have to do is print it off, cut it out and stick it together. It’s a child friendly make so a great rainy day activity!

A real Christmas tree is quite magical but getting the right one, and keeping it looking its best for Christmas day takes a little more thought.

If you’re a first timer and don’t know where to start, or you haven’t had much tree success in the past, check out the handy infographic and care guide we have put together to help you on your merry way.

The tree is the star of the show but don’t forget the rest of the cast! Adding touches elsewhere in your home will take your Christmas festive factor to a whole new level and seriously impress your guests.

But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out our 9 tips to creating the Christmas wow factor on a budget.

Hopefully that’s got you in the festive spirit and given you a few ideas for making your home truly spectacular this year. If you have found this helpful we would love you to share your decorations with us, just use the #MWAVcrimbo hashtag.

We are recruiting…

We are still looking for removals drivers to join our growing team.

Being a removals driver is a physically demanding role where no two days are the same. Customer service is at the heart of the job so excellent people skills are essential, and of course a love for the road as you travel across the country to beautiful places you never knew existed.

  • £10.00 per hour
  • Applicants must be over 25 with 5+ years’ driving experience for insurance purposes
  • Full UK licence with no points
  • Will include weekends rota
  • So if you, or anyone you know, would like to join us we would love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful start to the festive season.

Dave Burgess MSc

Managing Director

07787 112768



Image Credits: Christmas Market Photo by Daniil Silantev on unsplash, Moonshine Photo courtesy of O’Donnell Moonshine, Pen and Paper Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash, Bauble Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash, Advent Calendar Photo by Nicola Bull, Christmas Tree Photo by Freestocks.org on Pexels