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DIY Tips for how to pack glasses and plates for moving

Author: Kim Jacobs

One of the biggest challenges when relocating from one house to another is how to pack glasses for moving in such a way that every single glass, plate, or other piece of kitchenware arrives at the new address in one piece. To ensure each glass is completely covered, wrap each glass individually with enough packing paper, ensuring a snug fit.

The job can be a little taunting, but at the same time, it is only natural that you would want to take care of it on your own. Professional packers might know the ins and outs of packing glasses and plates for transportation. However, yours might have sentimental value attached to them, thus prompting you to want to get the job done with your own two hands. Or, you might be looking to reduce the overall cost of your moving project by getting as muc...

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Effortless Techniques for Kinetic Lifting of Heavy Objects

Author: Kim Jacobs

Moving heavy boxes and bulky furniture is a part of every relocation. To ensure a smooth process, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with kinetic lifting techniques, which are designed to make lifting heavy objects more manageable and safer. The process comes with an increased risk of injury, and it is something you’d wish to avoid. Injuries from lifting objects of substantial weight are unpleasant and can have long-term effects on your health. Fortunately, if you use kinetic lifting and are careful, you will surely be able to move and load your boxes without hassle or strain on your body due to the heavy lifting.

What Is Kinetic Lifting of Heavy Objects

Kinetic lifting is one of the manual handling techniques that enable you to safely lift heavy objects without the risk of in...

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Council tax when moving house – update your bill

Author: Kim Jacobs

Moving houses is a complicated endeavour and it often-times includes much more to plan, prepare for and do than one might expect. In addition to finding the right place to relocate to, arranging everything with your landlord, and hiring movers to help you with the physical relocation from point A to Point B, you will also need to take care of quite a lot of paperwork.

Managing what you are going to do with your council tax when moving houses is one of those things that people often forget they need to handle until the last moment...

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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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