Category All about moving and London

Vacant Home Between Moves? Ways You Can Protect It

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

In an ideal world, moving would be an easy, fast and hassle-free experience that will not require too much planning, preparation or organisation. Unfortunately, even if you opt for professional home relocation services or all-around office removals in London, there may be some additional unexpected circumstances for which you will need to find a quick solution without the assistance of your skilled and friendly movers. One such case is when you need to leave your property empty for an extended period of time because:

  • You want to renovate your new home before you start living in it
  • You are yet to find buyers for your old house
  • There is a big gap between your leases
  • Your old home needs a fresh coat of paint before you start renting it out

There are many scenarios in which your former or ne...

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Tricks for Moving Furniture with Ease

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving is never an easy chore. No matter whether you have been planning a full-scale domestic relocation, or you just need to get a single piece of furniture relocated from point A to point B across the city, there are a lot of complications and pitfalls that you need to take into account. Here we are going to focus on the second scenario, in which you have to transport a bulky sofa, wardrobe or another item. Chances are that the dimensions of the object in question are such that it will not fit in your car. Hence you will be forced to think about the alternatives.

When the furniture is new

Say that you have seen a table in the local furniture store that will be perfect for your living room. Naturally, you purchase it. The question now is how it is going to reach your address...

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5 Big Facts About Small Removals

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Imagine that you need to move some of your old furniture to a storage unit or that you wish to merge households with your better half. What type of a professional moving service can you use in such scenarios? Answer – small removals! This is one of the most popular types of specialised moving solutions in the United Kingdom but there are still many misconceptions about it. We are here to introduce you to 5 big facts about small removals which will show you that these relocation services:

  • Can be as challenging as full-home moves
  • Require the use of modern transit vehicles
  • Are taken on only by the top businesses in the moving industry
  • Can be pricey
  • Are not a synonym for single-item removals

They are often underestimated

How hard can it be to pack and transport a few small cardboard boxes ...

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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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