Removalinc

removalinc

Removalinc is the new low cost removal service covering the North East of Scotland from Instant Neighbour.

Our customers come to us for help and, along with our other services; Carpetinc and Joinerinc, we now offer an affordable, fair & reliable, quality service at a great price.

Removalinc provides clients with a choice.  They no longer have to use premium service providers. We can provide materials for packing i.e. boxes, bubble wrap & tissue paper at an additional cost and we can provide storage solutions too!

We offer an hourly rated service so our clients only pay for the time the removal takes. We ask that the client come in for a short meeting with a member of our team so we can assess their needs.

Our dedicated team of drivers and assistants will then carry out the removal and help you on your moving day.

We are very happy to accept donations of fully-functional and largely undamaged second-hand furniture, electrical, and household items that you no longer require. Instead of arranging for these items to go to landfill you can donate the items to us and we will uplift them when carrying out your removal.

Without donations, we would be unable to provide our local community with affordable furniture, electrical equipment, and childcare equipment, and we could not operate our food bank.

By donating these items to us, and using any one of our services, you are directly helping to support some of the poorest and most vulnerable people living in Aberdeen.

Thank you for helping us to provide ‘Real help today, Hope for tomorrow’!

Interning with Instant Neighbour

“I knew that homelessness and poverty existed here just like any other city but I did not know the extent of it”

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This summer I’ve had the privilege to work as the ‘Communication Strategist’ at Instant Neighbour. To be honest I did not know much about the charity previously but I saw a post about the position through my university. For the entire spring semester at uni I had been dreading the coming of summer due to the lack of prospects in terms of finding an internship and even more so – a paid internship. I’m an international student who just completed the third year of my undergraduate. I knew that I needed to get a job over the summer in order to pay for my flat and in order to be able to keep it for the next academic year. And so I was thrilled to find out that I was selected to do a four week internship with Instant Neighbour over the summer.

The job has involved various tasks and projects such as creating an infomercial about the charity, creating monthly brochures featuring events that are to be held that month, creating leaflets and posters for events and sales, setting up a YouTube, LinkedIn, and Snapchat account and keeping those accounts updated, and last but not least creating a blog. I’ve enjoyed the autonomy of the job and that it’s allowed me to be creative on ways to promote the charity through social media. The job has certainly taught me more about marketing and promotion and using various programs and tools in order to meet those ends – skills that I am sure will be valuable for a future job and for my future career.

Not only that but this experience has given me a whole new insight into the city of Aberdeen which for me until now has almost exclusively revolved around the University of Aberdeen campus and the city centre. Whilst heading out with the Instant Neighbour van to collect food donations I got to see all of Aberdeen from Cults to Footdee for the first time. I have also gained more insight into some of the social issues that the city faces in terms of the poverty that exists here. I knew that homelessness and poverty existed here just like any other city but I did not know the extent of it; that 1 in 10 live in poverty. That is a remarkably high number. A sad fact to say the least. Instant Neighbour does an incredible job in supporting these people in different ways from handing out food donations, providing ways to create a nice and comfortable home at affordable prices and offering opportunities for personal development through volunteering. I will definitely keep supporting this charity any way I can after the internship is over.

Welcome to the Instant Neighbour blog!

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Hello and Welcome to our blog!

We wish we would not have to do the work that we do… but the sad fact is that poverty is on the increase in the UK and in Aberdeen and so our work remains vital.

In the past 31 years, Instant Neighbour has provided practical assistance, advice and emotional support to 290,000 people in Aberdeen living below the poverty line!

We provide services such as handing out emergency food parcels, selling good-quality, donated furniture, household-items, white goods and clothes for affordable prices, and providing work experience for the long-term unemployed, benefit-dependent, people struggling with addictions, and/or young people not in education or training, and more…

However, that is not what this blog post is about.

The truth is that despite the work that we do and the help that we have provided over the years we feel the need to become more visible in the Aberdeen community so that we can reach out to more people. Hence, the blog.

This blog will feature what we do in more detail. You will get more of a behind the scenes feel of things, get to know the incredible team that puts their time and effort into the work that Instant Neighbour does, and hear the good news stories of staff, volunteers and clients.

In this process we ask for your support by commenting and giving us feedback. And of course as always, donations – whether furniture, clothes, food or money is much appreciated.🙂