Cornwall LivingIssue #99

Making moves happen

Moving home needn’t be the stressful experience we all think it is. Not when you have the help of M.J. Christophers & Son.

Whether you’re relocating overseas, moving to Cornwall, or simply need a company you can trust to help move an individual item to or from storage, there is a business here in Cornwall that’s been tried and trusted for more than 45 years.

Offering removals and containerised storage throughout the county – to both domestic and commercial clients – the M.J. Christophers & Son service also extends to Europe and around the world. What really sets the team apart, however, is their commitment to care on each and every removal, having succeeded over three generations by offering excellent value and second-to-none customer service. In short, your home and belongings could not be in safer hands.

“Excellent firm. The removal men were excellent, friendly, courteous” – Customer of M.J. Christophers & Son.

Last year, company owner, Mike decided it was time to update their online presence, and so set about having a brand-new website developed. The goal? To help
make your move, whatever the scale, as straight forward as possible. The website presents all the information you need, along with answers to the most frequently asked questions, in a concise and easy-to-manage format.

For instance, if you’re moving to the Duchy, the ‘Moving to Cornwall’ tab will be your first port of call, with details on how to go about receiving your quote, along with a steady stream of stellar reviews. One such review commends the “fantastic service from start to finish”, while another details how Mike and co. were able to “accommodate our move at very short notice” and explains that they were “professional and efficient from the moment we had contact with them”.

Moving home is, without doubt, one of life’s most stressful experiences, not least because you’ll often need somewhere to store your entire family’s belongings between homes. While this may seem like a logistical nightmare, you’ll soon see – by clicking through to the ‘Storage’ page of the website – that the team can take care of that for you too! This can be based on either a long- or short-term basis; the team will load your furniture and goods into an empty container at your home, before storing it at their facilities where they use the most up-to-date security systems, smoke detectors and CCTV.

For anyone thinking of moving overseas, you’ll no doubt be feeling the pressure of what is, unquestionably, a very daunting task. But fear not; simply click on the ‘Overseas Removals’ tab and allow the page to guide you through the process. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re moving a single item, or the entire contents of your home, because M.J. Christophers & Son have a network of agents around the world who work to their same exacting standards. This means they can arrange all removal documentation and offer full liability cover, while at the same time undertaking quality export packing by professionally trained staff, ensuring your items are well protected during their journey.

Wherever you’re moving, and whatever you’re taking with you, one of the biggest tasks is almost always packing. To help take the sting out of this task, M.J. Christophers & Son can offer a full or part packing service. Alternatively, you can get a free starter pack. This includes quality packing materials that are designed to meet your every need and ensure your most prized possessions are kept safe and secure in transit.

As if all of that isn’t enough, the team also offer downloadable documents on the website, designed to help get your move underway. These include a ‘Helpful Hints and Tips on Moving Home’ sheet, as well as a ‘Moving Check List’, helping you to plan the logistics of your move weeks in advance. And therein lies the ethos behind this exemplary Cornish firm; whether you’re moving to or from Cornwall, be that within the UK or around the world, the team strives to make one of life’s most stressful experiences as stress-free and seamless as possible. And with a website arming you with all the information you’re likely to need, in addition to a host of first-class reviews from countless happy customers, it almost goes without saying that M.J. Christophers & Son come highly recommended.


M.J. Christophers & Son

01637 872529

"Excellent firm. The removal men were excellent, friendly, courteous"