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London spots with great cultural importance

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

There is no doubt that London is one of the European capitals with the longest history and cultural importance. So, no wonder why every corner of the city is overwhelmed with spots that are both culturally and historically relevant. They, in some sense or another, shape the vision we have not only about London itself, but the world too. A comprehensive list would be so long that an ordinary blog post would not suffice, so let’s just have a look at some places that are most prominently featured in the landscape of the mind that is evoked when one hears the name London:

  • Big Ben and the House of Parliament. There is literally no film, or even book that takes place at least partially in London that does not feature those two...
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Life Hacks for the Most Stressful Situations

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Many people will tell you that life nowadays is too stressful and full of hassle. This is true, but does it mean that you are obliged to feel stressed out and worried all the time? We taught that would be your answer. Even in most horrific situations there is a way to keep calm. The ability to stiff upper lip and don’t worry too much about stuff is vital, if you want to overcome the obstacles fate always puts in your way in a more productive manner. And if that is not enough as an incentive for you, think about the fact that life is too short to worry about things that actually doesn’t matter.

Let’s have a look at some of the most stressful situations ordinary people face. The list is compiled by the World Health Organization based on studies on what health problems does excessive st...

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The Curious History of Elevators

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The amount of items and pieces of machinery that we take as a given in our everyday lives is simply overwhelming – no one can deny that. And even though we don’t notice their presence, if for some reason or another we are left without them, the disturbance we are going to feel would be quite impressive. Elevators are one of those things.

ElevatorElevators are an integral part of modern society, quite like cars, airplanes and fast-food. They have both commercial and residential purposes, come in various shapes and have the one thing in common that no high-raised building can efficiently function without them. Imagine your horror when if you live on the eight floor and the lift is out of order...

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The Five Tallest Churches in the World

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Christian churches have always been some of the most fascinating structures in the world. 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 161.5 metres tall and has a total of 768 steps. The Ulm Minster is one of Germany most visited landmarks and is beyond any doubt one of the most beautiful churches in the world.
  2. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace– This wonderful structure is situated in the capital of Côte d`Ivoire, Yamoussoukro ...
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5 Value for Money Destinations

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Everyone loves going on holidays but no one likes paying for them, it’s a fact of life. Since most of the time money is a factor, many people would be happy to explore a new tourist destination without breaking the piggy bank. Saving money off your summer holiday is a smart thing to do, as you can put it toward other useful summer projects like a man and van removal, home renovation, new kitchen or whatever else you fancy! While some of the value destinations may seem a little out of place at first glance, taking a closer look and exploring their unique appeal will be worth it, and won’t cost you too much either.

Kosovo – Believe it or not, this formerly war troubled part of the Balkans is shaping up to be a favourite for independent, budget-minded travellers...

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Hacks to a Manageable House Removal

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

People who have moved house before know how complex and confusing the process can be, in terms of both prep work and logistics. When it comes to logistics, a good man and van removal company will handle the removal properly, without too many unnecessary hassles for you – no dramas there. Perhaps the problem lies more with the small specifics concerning the removal that usually drive people up the wall.

Packing seems to be one of the biggest issues for most people undergoing a house removal. Indeed, the ‘big pack up’ can seem like a tremendous hassles, and let’s face it – it is to an extent. However, the job can be made more manageable...

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Moving House – Get the Red Tape Out of The Way

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

House removal is not the easiest of tasks as the average relocation requires specialised assistance but also imposes certain requirements on people undergoing the removal. Organising the removal project itself is not too much of a problem, as these days a good man and van removal company will quickly arrange and carry out the relocation. The issue of notifying all relevant organisations and institutions of your relocation and change of address could be more of a challenge though, so start the process well in advance and save yourself a ton of unnecessary hassles down the road.

Dealing with council tax obligations has been a problematic area for many people moving house from A to B...

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Employer Assistance for Worker Home Relocation – UK

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving-vanAt the moment, British law allows for an employer to financially assist staff who are undergoing a home relocation. This may be a valiant thing to do, but by doing it an employer involves themselves much more than just paying for the man and van removal costs. If a given company has such relocation assistance practices in place, employers (the company) needs to be aware of certain things. One of them is the new set of obligations imposed on employers who wish to do this. Employer assistance for staff home relocation brings specific tax, national insurance and reporting obligations upon the employer.

Employers can choose which particular item on the relocation expense list to assist with. HM Revenue and the UK Government have provided a basic list of expenses considered valid for most home ...

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Moving Abroad – Make Sure Your Mobile Device is Ready Too

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Mobile-phoneMoving overseas can be an exciting time, even once in a lifetime opportunity for many people. One such step is a major transition in life and there is a lot to consider and account for. From paperwork to accommodation and all in between, people moving abroad have their hands full. In the whole commotion of choosing the right man and van removal company, sorting out accommodation etc. it is easy to overlook some of the essentials of modern day life in another country – such as telecommunications. Most people would turn their smartphone or mobile device on the moment they touchdown in their new home country, no surprises there. Although most devices these days are fully compatible with the networks of many other countries, there are also certain fundamental differences and factors to consi...

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Home Moving: Loose the Stress

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Now that your home relocation is finally over, you can put all the stress and strain of months of preparation and execution behind you. Once the man and van people have done their job delivering your property and you have unpacked at least most of them, you can concentrate on what the future holds for you at your new place.

The tradition postulates that when you move in a house or an apartment, you should host a house-warming party. It is a great opportunity to gather family, friends and people you like at one place, and have a good time on top of it. Let’s go through some ideas for what your house-warming party can look like, so everyone attending, including you has a blast.

1)      BBQFor the summer months, the perfect idea for a house warming party is a BBQ...

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