End of Tenancy Cleaning – Things to Know

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Bathroom cleaning

When moving out of rented premises, there are a lot of things you need to have in mind. One of the best tips one can give you, however, is to read the fine print on your lease-contract and get yourself acquainted with the requirements for the end of lease sanitation you will need to get done on the property you are vacating. One thing is certain however, and that is the only way to make sure that you are getting a refund on your rental deposit is going to be carrying out a proper end of tenancy cleaning.

Know your rights

One thing that you have to know and remember is that even though it is always better to ask your licensed movers to help you with end of tenancy cleaning of London properties you are renting, as a tenant you have the legal right to carry out the job on your own unless it i...

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Things to know when moving in winter

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Winter street in London

Winter can be a harsh season for a number of reasons. One of the tasks that become pretty complex to handle when the temperatures drop is that of moving houses. Here are a number of things that you can expect from your winter domestic removal, as well as key tips for not allowing those factors to become a serious problem to hinder your project.

Driving in winter can be hard

The harsh weather makes navigating through the streets of every city, as well as on inter-city roads, pretty tough. This is why in most cases reaching point B from point A can take up more time than if you would have travelled it in summer. You will need to take into account this fact and when tailoring the schedule for your relocation, put aside enough time to make up for the possible difference and delays...

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Interesting places in North London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Theatre Royal, Stratford East

North London is the area of the English capital that sits on the northern side of the Thames River. According to the last census, the sub-region spreads over 926.22 square kilometres and is home to a population of about 4.7 million people. North London is questionably the most visited area of the city, as it is the location of numerous internationally renowned landmarks.

Royal Air Force Museum

Founded in 1972 and commonly known as RAF Museum, this exhibition gallery is based in five major buildings and hangars that were once part of the Hendon Aerodrome. The museum is decided to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force, and displays a rich collection of aviation related items. Some of the most famous exhibits of the gallery are:

  • Bleriot XI
  • North American P-51D Mustang
  • Airspeed Oxf...
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How to prepare your house for a move while you are on vacation

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Home plants in pots

You have decided to delegate your pending relocation to professional movers and go on vacation for the duration of the removal. However, before you pack your stuff and leave, there are certain things that you must take care of, so that both the relocation and your vacation can go smoothly and without any difficulties or interruptions.

  1. Clear the food

Leaving food that will pass its expiration date during your absence will not only result into rotten nourishment but it will also spoil the indoor environment with a nasty odour. This will not only complicate and elevate the costs of the removal, as the movers will have deal with the decayed food but it will also mean that you will be coming home to a large-scale disaster, as you will have to clean the entire property and aerate it for days...

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Tips on how to find the perfect flat

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Residential block

The dynamics between hunting for a house and an apartment are poles apart. There are different things that you should consider and notice before you agree on signing a rental agreement. There are six pointers that you will find extremely helpful during your flat scouting.

  1. Don’t rely only on ads in the newspapers and internet

While surfing through websites and reading the real estate section of the newspapers is an effective way to find an apartment, it isn’t the only mean by which you can search for a home. You should share with your friends and relatives that you are looking to move to a new flat, so that they can ask their neighbours, co-workers and acquaintances if they know of a place that you can lease...

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Tips on Choosing a Moving Date When Expecting a Child

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Pregnant woman

One of the most important aspects of planning your home relocation is picking a moving date. For most people, the day of the big move depends on things like:

  • The season
  • The expiration date of their lease
  • Their personal schedule

But for those who are expecting a baby, scheduling a move can be particularly tricky. That is because they are struggling to answer one huge question: Should we move before or after the child is born?

Moving before the due date

Moving a house when pregnant is anything but fun or exciting. It is stressful and incredibly tiring, especially when you are in the final weeks of your pregnancy...

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How to Burglar-Proof Your New Home

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Security system

Regardless of whether you are planning to move into an area with a high or a low crime rate, you must do a number of security improvements around your new property. That list includes taking care of:

  • Security systems and alarms
  • Locks
  • Doors and windows
  • Additional security updates

While most of the security improvements which we are about to discuss can be taken care of after your moving day, they should not be postponed. Many burglars target namely a neighbourhood’s newly-arrived families since they tend to be more distracted as they are still busy unpacking and settling in their new home.

Change the locks

Unless you are buying a brand-new home, this step is always a must for anyone who is relocating to a different property...

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Packing mistakes to absolutely avoid during a removal

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Packing moving boxes

The outcome of your relocation will more or less be determined by how well you pack your belongings. Studies show that most items get damaged or broken during a move because of low quality shielding materials and unreliable packing techniques. The easiest way to avoid this unpleasant scenario is to avoid the following packing errors.

Not following a plan

One of the worst mistakes that you can make is to commence packing your possessions randomly without following a plan. This will create unnecessary clutter throughout the property and at some point you will certainly forget what is packed where and some of your belongings will get lost in the process. So before you start putting your things in boxes, take your time to draft a packing strategy.

Postponing packing

Most people believe that pa...

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Can a single item relocation be actually hard?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London


When moving things we typically think of complete household relocations or something of the kind. When most people are asked about a single item move they typically assume that this is a safe and easy job. One that doesn’t require a lot of time and effort and can be completed without the presence of a lot of workers. In fact it is believed that many single item moves do not even require a man and van company to be hired.

Seeking reliable van rental assistance is usually essential

All of the above can be quite wrong as there are a few factors that can make a simple move look exceptionally tough. We will look at the three possible scenarios where transporting just one item can turn out to be a challenging task...

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Removal budget and unexpected costs

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London


When moving, be prepared for unexpected costs because the amount you are about to spend is not always obvious. You can approximately calculate how much money you need for moving services, renting a truck, packing services, etc., but there will be fees and small costs you cannot predict.


If you plan to sell your house, you will probably fix some things before you go so you can list it for a higher rate. Usually, these kind of tasks cost more than originally planned. There are some tasks you can do on your own but some are just out of your scope and you need to hire a professional. Build these costs in removal budget.


Before you move out, you need to clean your old place...

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