Category All about moving and London

Things to Know About Moving Fragile Items

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

If you want to protect your valuables while you are moving your home, there are indeed a number of strategies that you can take up which are almost one hundred per cent guaranteed to eliminate the risk of damage and loss in the process.

Take no chances with the transportation of your valuable goods. Instead, make the necessary effort to secure them and make your peace of mind a top priority.

Several basic tips

Regardless of the scale of your relocation project or the number of precious goods that you would like to get transported from point A to point B, there are several strategies that you need to keep in mind and implement when possible:

  • Label the boxes – mark the content of each box you pack clearly on the outside...
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What to Pick – Moving Boxes or Moving Crates?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Packing for a house or office move has never been easier or quicker. These days, there are all types of packing materials that provide maximum protection for your belongings, help you stay organised and avoid injuries and accidents. Bubble wrap, packing paper, adhesive tape, box labels – the list is long. One of the most traditional packing supply is the good old cardboard box. Now, however, it has a big rival to compete against – the plastic crate. Both packing solutions share several similarities. For instance, they:

  • Come in various sizes
  • Are suitable for items of different materials
  • Can be purchased or rented from most professional moving companies
  • Are eco-friendly

That is why it can be hard to pick between these two options...

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Save Money When Renting a Storage Unit

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Before you start planning your house move, you may want to research storage facilities in your area. That is especially the case if you are about to relocate to a smaller property or to one that does not have a garage, a garden shed or extra space for all your possessions. Storage services are also a smart solution for people who have a big gap period between leases. But no matter the reason, it is important to keep in mind that renting a storage room can be expensive. If you want to keep your storage costs to a minimum, you should:

  • Avoid storing away your clutter
  • Consider whether you will need special insurance coverage
  • Seek for cheaper alternatives
  • Focus not on the unit’s size but on your packing and Tetris skills

Stick to all these tips and you are guaranteed to land a sweet and bud...

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Finding a Home that Fits You… Literary

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Looking for a new home can be an exciting experience but if you don’t put enough thought into the house hunting and planning process you may end up living in a place that:

  • You don’t like
  • Does not serve your needs
  • You can’t really afford
  • Is too small or too big your household

That is why it is of a key importance to find a house or a flat that has the perfect square footage for you. To do that, you need to consider several factors.

What’s your budget?

The more spacious a property is the more expensive it will be to buy. Therefore, if you want to live in a large two-storey detached house you should first see if you have enough money in the bank. If you are on a very tight budget, you can always find a solution around this problem such a searching for a home in a more affordable are...

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Top London Areas for Students

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

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. 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 and head straight to the mecca of universities.

But before you start packing your belongings, you should decide where in London to move to. Not all areas in the capital are student-friendly...

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All You Need to Know to Move a Sofa Bed

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Not all people who move home decide to take their old furniture with them because their dimensions not always match those of the rooms of their new home or simply because they are too heavy and bulky which makes their handling difficult and their transportation expensive. That is particularly the case with sofa beds. The challenge of moving such pieces of furniture is that they are:

  • Heavier than standard sofas
  • Have a folding mechanism which can accidentally open when you try to lift them
  • Cannot be moved by only one person
  • Require the use of additional moving equipment to move

However, if you are not ready to part with your sleeper sofa yet, you can rely on the following tips when you are preparing, transporting and moving it.

Reduce the weight of the sofa

The first step of successfully m...

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Moving Tips for Pet Owners

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

If you are an animal lover that has a big-scale domestic relocation ahead of them, chances are that you are going to be faced with much bigger challenges than the average Joe. The thing is that your pet – being a cat, a dog, a bird or any other creature – will require extra attention in this difficult and stressful time of transition. You would want to keep it safe and make sure that arrives at your new house without any trouble. In order to do that you are going to need to make some extra preparations.

The first and most important thing that you are going to need to do is to inform your man and van company that there will be an extra passenger with you on your moving date. Telling your movers about your pet will give them enough time to adequately prepare. Most licensed man and van se...

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Best Commuter Towns Located Close to London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

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. 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. To speed up your search, we will offer you a detailed insight into the ...

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Survive the Hazards of Moving During the Heatwave

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Currently, Europe is experiencing one of the worst heat-waves in history. The United Kingdom too has been in the grip of the scorching summer. The draught and increased temperatures come with many health-risks that you need to address if you want to fare well this summer. Things become even more complicated if you find yourself in a position to move homes in some of the hottest days even your grandmother remembers. So, the key is to be prepared to meet the challenges that await you. Here are several very important and valuable tips that will help you make your heatwave relocation more bearable, most importantly, more health-friendly and risk-free.

Plan your relocation to the last detail

Planning is the key to every successful removal, but now that there are special circumstances involved, ...

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5 Ways to Cope with Moving Anxiety

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

We all know that moving to a new home is almost never easy. Quite the opposite, such a transition comes with a lot of stress. Even if you are getting ready to move into your dream house or to an area that will allow you to live close to your family and friends, you may still experience moving anxiety. Some of the most common symptoms of this type of stress-triggered condition include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Increased heart rate
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Trembling /shaking

If you think you are suffering from a moving anxiety, try not to overwork yourself when planning and carrying out your relocation. Avoid multitasking. That is easier said than done because organising a home move requires expert multitasking skills...

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