Category All about moving and London

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...

Read More

Longest and Most Famous European Rivers

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: March 21st, 2024

The European continent is home to some of the world’s longest and best known rivers. Here are some of the most famous rivers that are located on the old continent. Below is the list of Europe’s longest rivers.

The Volga River

The Volga River is the longest in Europe with a length of 3,692 kilometers.. The river is located in Russia and flows through the central parts of the country into the Caspian Sea. It is also largest  in terms of watershed and discharge. The river is often referred as the National River of Russia as eleven of the twenty largest cities in the country are situated in Volga’s drainage basin. Along it are located to some of the largest water reservoirs in the world, including those that are crucial for the region’s hydroelectric dams...

Read More

13 interesting facts about English

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: March 21st, 2024

English Language

English is one of the most spoken languages in the world. However despite its wide popularity people know very little about the language. Here some facts for English that you will find to be very interesting.

  1. The letter ‘E’ is the most used in the English language. Studies show that every 8th letter is an ‘E’. Also more English words commence with the letter ‘S’ than any other. Example: Man and van services (three ‘Es’ in 17 letters and a word that starts with ‘S’ in a combination of four words). This demonstrates the prevalence of ‘E’ as a common letter and ‘S’ as a starter, showcasing the quirky characteristics of the English language.
  2. Did you know that the most commonly used noun in the entire English language is ‘time’? This reflects how central t...
Read More

Top London Areas for Students

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: March 21st, 2024

According to a recently-published research, the English capital is the world’s top city for university students. That is because the Big Smoke is home to an impressive amount of internationally renowned higher education institutions, including Imperial College London and University College London. Plus, it offers students high quality of life and access to excellent career opportunities. And let’s not forget that London is also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world which definitely wins it yet another point. So, if you are planning to continue your education, you should find yourself a low-cost student removal service in London which is easily provided by our firm – Get Man and Van, and head straight to the mecca of universities.

World-class universities: London is home ...

Read More

Best Commuter Towns Located Close to London

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: March 21st, 2024

London is an expensive city to live in and that has been the case for a long time. Today, an increasing number of people are being priced out of the English capital but in many ways that is not as bad as it sounds. Among the best London commuter towns, Some towns located in close proximity to London are better connected to the city’s centre than many of the districts which are set within the very territory of the Big Smoke. What is more, the cost of living in and property prices in these towns are much more bearable compared to those in the UK capital. So, if you have been struggling to make ends meet in London and if you need to deal with a long commute to work every single day, maybe it is time for you to consider replacing London with a commuter town...

Read More

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...

Read More

Box Vans – The Box

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: January 9th, 2024

The essential feature of a Luton van is its cargo box (these vehicles are also commonly known as box vans in the UK). Unlike panel vans, which have a more enclosed load space, box vans offer more flexibility for bulky loads. A Luton van without the box is basically a van chassis with a cabin. The cabin of a Luton van doesn’t really differ from the one of a standard panel van of the same make and model. The driver and passenger cab of these commercial vehicles are designed for comfort and efficiency. This however is where the similarities between the two vehicles end.

Cargo Box Material

Luton truck

The box of a Luton van determines its cargo capacity volume, its chassis and suspension strength determines the cargo weight. There are different types of cargo van boxes fitted on Luton vans...

Read More

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...

Read More

The Five Tallest Churches in the World

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: October 30th, 2023

Christian churches have always been some of the most fascinating structures in the world. Interestingly, these churches not only served as places of worship but also as indicators of the city’s wealth and architectural prowess. The race to build the world’s tallest church was as fervent as the modern competition to erect the world’s tallest building. Before the introduction of the skyscraper, some of these churches were amongst the tallest building in the world. Here are the tallest church edifices on the planet.

  1. Ulm-MinsterUlm Minster – Located in the German city of Ulm, it is the tallest church in the world and from 1890 to 1901 was the tallest building overall. The construction of the church commenced in 1377 and ended over five centuries later in 1890. Its steeple is 161...
Read More

Several Peaceful Retreats around London

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

When one thinks of London, one thinks about busy streets, constant hassle and stress, and flocks of tourists. Even if you have lived here for decades, you might be so fed up with all those things that you start considering calling your local man and van company, have all your stuff loaded on a van and moving to the countryside. While this may be a great way to escape the problems of the city, you should not be so quick to do it. Because, believe it or not, the capital has much more peaceful places hidden away from the noise and traffic of the main roads than you might have ever suspected. Apart from that if you wish you can get familiar with the safest boroughs in London.

The London Guide features a number of such places, some of the most appealingly looking among them being:

  • Locat...
Read More