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League Movers!

Oxford Leys FC


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League Movers!

IRIS Removals is heading to the top of the league as sponsors of Oxford Leys FC. Currently in Division One of the Oxford City Football League, they are unbeaten in the first 7 games of the season and very much have their sights set on the top spot!

Manager, Jacob Earl said “We are a local men’s team based in Blackbird Leys, playing in the Oxford City Football league, proudly sponsored by Iris Removals. We have been running for about 5 years, now in our second season of Saturday football. We are doing very well, and are currently unbeaten. Next season we will be looking to be promoted, and join the Oxford Senior League.”

Having previously announced our sponsorship of the grassroots U12s team in Bloxham, the team at IRIS Removals are delighted to spread our support across Oxfordshire and into the adult football scene.

Are you Moving House with Children?

Moving home can be a stressful time anyway but if you have children there are a number of additional factors to consider. If you’re worried and anxious about your move it’s highly likely your children are too so here is our best advice for dealing with children and the big day!

Before the Move

The first step is to make sure you communicate what’s about to happen, the conversation should begin before a for sale board appears in the front garden so they are clear what’s going to happen, your hopeful timetable of events and why there is a need to move.

If it’s a move to a new area, or even a move to a new country, this will obviously impact on your children’s friendships, schools and clubs so the sooner this becomes a reality to them the better. Make sure they are involved in looking for a new house, looking round the area and introduce them to the parts of the new town they will be keen on. This might be the local shops, park or leisure centre. Knowing they can still participate in their favourite activity will ease some fears they may have.

During the Move

This is generally the most stressful day of the whole process. Time can be a pressure, either waiting or rushing! Making sure you have an experienced removal firm is key and we, at IRIS Removals, offer a professional service, as many will testify.

Making moving day a family activity will give your children confidence so make the day about the memories made and new adventures ahead. Allow them time to say goodbye to their room, tree house or favourite cubby hole and consider having a family photo outside the old home and later new home.

It is worth considering if they need to around for the whole day though. Seeing their possessions being loaded into a van may be traumatic and the buzz of the day could be intimidating. If they can stay with friends or family this may be an advantage. Obviously moving a longer distance may make this impossible, in which case do you all need to be at the old home whilst it’s being packed up?

After the Move

Hopefully if all has gone well there will be a sense of relief and excitement. The whole moving process will start to fade in the memory and you will be able to start planning for your new future. Getting into a routine as quick as possible is a top tip. Make it feel like home as quickly as possible and start with the kids rooms. Involve them in the process of laying out their room, if you’re in a position to decorate their room then allow them input into colours, wallpaper and the decor. This can be a great experience for all the family to be involved in.

Starting a new school and making new friends could be daunting so having the home and their room as a happy, safe environment as quickly as possible offers a relief from other stresses they may be facing.

If you’ve found your new family home and need a reliable, professional removal company in Oxfordshire, then contact us so we can make your family’s dreams become reality!

Supporting Bloxham Move Up the League!

We are delighted to be supporting a local grassroots team in Oxfordshire. The Under 12 Rangers from Bloxham, Banbury play in the Witney and District Youth League and now proudly wear our logo on their backs, on a match day.

Bloxham FC (http://www.bloxhamfc.co.uk) are an inclusive, local community club with teams from U6 – Vets, with a growing number of players largely due to their philosophy of making sure kids just play!

We wish them all the best for the season and hope to see them on their own move up the league, in their bid to perform better each week!

Bloxham Rangers U12s Lining Up IRIS Removals
Bloxham Rangers U12s Lining Up IRIS Removals

Thank You to Your Team

Hi Graham

Just wanted to say thank you to your team for the move on Monday.  The guys did a great job and had us packed and unloaded by about 1.30.  They were really courteous and friendly and particularly conscientious about what they were doing.

Hoping to have our new house built in about 6 months so will be back in touch for your assistance again.  

Best regards


Broken Promises, Unwanted Delays!

We’re not talking about Brexit! Moving house comes with its own stresses and strains, twists and turns. Sometimes buyers will change their mind or delays come into play as a chain tries to align itself. If this sounds familiar IRIS Removals can offer a storage solution allowing you to see out any unforeseen extensions, before you can move into you new home.

We offer 3 types of storage solutions to suit your needs. All options are based in secure locations in Oxford, Oxfordshire offering you peace of mind. You can choose between a crate, container or unit storage for short or long term agreements.

If you’d like a quote, contact us with you requirement, and we’ll find the best solution for you.

Just so you know, we don’t accept unsigned agreements, Boris!

Changes to Shared Ownership Scheme

In an attempt to improve the number of home owners, particularly among young people, the government have announced a change to the shared ownership scheme. Under the previous system people could buy a proportion of their home, which can be as little as 25%, and then pay a subsidised rent on the rest.

10% portions of the home could then be purchased, allowing for more of the home to be owned. Under the new plans 1% increments will be considered, making it easier to buy more of the home.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said, “Building the houses this country needs is a central priority of this government. We know that most people still want to own their own home, but for many the dream seems a remote one. My mission is to increase the number of homes that are being delivered and to get more young people and families onto the housing ladder, particularly those on lower incomes.

Help to Buy, the cut to Stamp Duty and our home-building programmes are already making a real difference, but I am clear we need to go much further if we are to make the housing market work.”

This is good news for Oxfordshire with new housing popping up across the county from Banbury and Bicester to Abingdon and Watlington, it will hopefully provide greater opportunities for Oxfordshire residents.