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Can I hire men (helpers) just to load a van?

Author: Kim Jacobs

No matter whether you are moving from a small one-bedroom apartment to another, or you are literally moving houses, planning your relocation is a complex task. There are a lot of factors to consider, cost being among the most important ones. 

You might want to enlist some friends to help you with the packing and moving. Or you will be compelled to hire a reputable man and van company to handle every single detail of the project. Both options come with their pros and cons. 

Or, you might want to explore a middle way. You and your family or friends might handle the packing and unpacking of your goods, and leave the loading and unloading of the van to the trained professionals. 

Is This Possible?

The short answer is yes – no reputable man and van company will refuse a simple lo...

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How Do Man and Van Companies Calculate The Price Of A Move?

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: October 8th, 2022

If you ever have to move house, one of the first things you will think about is the cost of the move. In fact, price is one of the primary factors in a decision to choose a man with van removal company. However, not all removal companies price their jobs the same way, with some adding hidden charges or generally not being clear with how the company has got to their final number. Luckily, those types of companies are not that common, and with an understanding of what to expect, you can make sure you pick a reliable moving company. So, how should a removal company put their prices together?

The Hourly Based Service

One of the most popular ways for a man with a van company to put their prices together is on an hourly basis...

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The Top 10 Places To Move To In London

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: October 10th, 2023

London is a city of opportunity. People move here from all over the world to chase their dreams, to study, or to start a family. However, for the uninitiated, not all of London is equal. Unfortunately, it can be best to avoid some specific areas altogether, where some areas are better suited for young professionals, and other places are best for seeing out retirement. The crime rate, transport links, amenities, and general vibe to the area will be all factors in your decision to move to the capital of the UK. Luckily, we at Get Man and Van know the city like the back of our hand and are here to help you make the right decision about where to move to if you are looking to live in London.

Richmond (For Those Who Want That Quintisential British Life)

You can find Richmond in south-...

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Top 10 Tips for Anyone Moving House This Year

Author: Kim Jacobs

Getting a new job, getting married, divorced, or the breakdown of a relationship can be pretty stressful times in a person’s life. But did you realise there’s one that potentially tops them all? Anyone who’s ever moved house before will confirm how stressful it can be. It might seem like a simple undertaking, but there’s so much to consider. 

It can be a very emotional time, and there are a zillion things you have to remember to do. If you’ve never moved house before, the following tips are priceless. And if you’ve moved several times before and would like to know how to make it less stressful, these tips might be invaluable.

1. Get the Help of Some Professionals

You can do it all yourself or call on your mate to be a helper, but nothing can match the benefits of calling ...

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Worst Types of Home Moves

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: May 5th, 2020

Even when the reason behind a house relocation is a positive one, such as moving together with your partner or getting the house of your dream, there is no denying that such an experience is filled with all kinds of emotions. That is why this big transition can be quite stressful and nerve-wracking at times. But there are some types of home moves that can be particularly unpleasant. Granted, this is not a universal rule and some people do not really have a problem when they find themselves in these situations but for the majority of mankind’s representatives these following relocations scenarios are a true nightmare:

  • Moving back to your parent’s home as an adult
  • Moving into the house of your in-laws
  • Moving out after a tough break-up or a divorce
  • Moving your business to a smaller offic...
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Turn a Smartphone into Your Personal Moving Assistant

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: July 7th, 2019

According to one of the most talked-about engineers and tech entrepreneurs of our time, Elon Musk, a person’s smartphone is like an extension to them and namely that makes us all… cyborgs. If you are not feeling like a cyborg, maybe you are not putting the powers and functions of your smart gadget to good use. For instance, did you know that your hi-tech cell phone can provide you with valuable assistance when you are planning a home relocation? Believe it or not but your smartphone will help you:

  • Find the right and most cost-efficient moving services for your needs
  • Communicate with the movers at any hour of the day and track their progress
  • Organise every aspect of the relocation with German-like precision
  • Plan the interior of your new house
  • Find your way to your new city
  • Enjoy a nice...
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Large Moving Boxes and What to Put in Them

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: June 24th, 2019

As a rule, moving out of a 2-bedroom home will require you to use about 30 mid-sized boxes, 20 large and 10 extra-large ones. The thing is that a great number of families prefer to use only large and extra-large cardboard boxes thinking that this will save them time when packing and unpacking. That, however, is a mistake because these options are not a universal solution. They are mainly suitable for items that are:

  • Big in size but light in weight
  • Small in size but with a light to medium weight
  • Soft (preferably)
  • Non-fragile (preferably)

If you do not stick to these basic rules, you will either have a problem handling the boxes or you will end up breaking some of your precious possessions.

How large are large moving boxes?

Typically, a large cardboard box measure 18” x 18” x 24” and...

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A Guide on How to Use Moving Straps Like a Pro

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: October 7th, 2023

Furniture pads, van ramps, belts, dollies and trolleys… there are so many types of moving equipment out there these days. But there is one simple tool that is particularly useful during a house, office or any other type of move – moving straps. Even trained removal experts swear by them which is why, if a relocation is in the picture for you, you need to arm yourself with this ingenious creation. But before putting the straps on, you need to learn why and how to use this useful tool.

The modern service of moving furniture and other household belongings has seen numerous innovations, but none have made such an impact as the introduction of furniture lifting straps. These tools not only make the process smoother but also prevent most potential damages to the items being moved...

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5 Tricks to Adjust to Your New Home in No Time

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: May 24th, 2019

It is hard to tell how much time it will take you to fully adjust to your new home. The speed with which one gets used to a new environment depends on many different things. For example, if you have moved within your old area of residence you are likely to adapt to the situation faster than if you were to relocate to a different city or country. It also depends on the type of person you are. For some people, 1-2 days are more than enough to adjust to the house or flat to which they have just moved. Others can spend one or even two years before they start to feel comfortable in their home.

Since it can be hard to predict how long it will take you to get used to this major life change, it won’t hurt if you play it safe...

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Things You Can Do with Old Furniture After Moving

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: May 4th, 2019

Moving homes is a great occasion to start anew. If you want to part with the majority of your furniture and appliances before you settle down at your new address, but you still feel like not simply throwing it away, there are a few things that you can do in order to give it new life and purpose.

Give to a friend or family member

Regardless of being old, some of your furniture may still be in a usable condition. Ask around your social circle if someone needs a sofa or a dining room table you do not plan on utilising anymore. By giving it away, you will be doing some good, which is a sufficient reason in itself. You can decide if you would accept money for the deed, or you will be doing it just due to a charitable mood. If you do not want money, but the person taking the items insists, you m...

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