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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Should You Rent or Buy a House?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

For many people, homeownership is a dream. However, you should consider a few things before you make a long-term housing choice and decide what is more financially savvy – renting or buying. But this is only unless you have a well-funded bank account, of course. If not, you have to think carefully and analyse your current financial situation, as well as your future income and saving plans. Here are things to consider before you decide whether you are ready to buy a home or rent one.

Are you in debt?

Before you consider transiting from renting to owning, you need to be realistic about your debts. If you already have a credit card or loan debts and you give a great part of your monthly income to cover those costs, will you be able to add a mortgage payment on top of that? Or paying a rent th...

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Five Reasons to Love London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The English capital is one of the largest cities in the world and its population is growing significantly every year. What’s the reason behind the ever-lasting appeal of London to people of all ages and from all over the world? There are many of them but five really stand out.

Old aristocratic spirit mixed with a modern, metropolitan atmosphere

The city is two thousand years old and for half of its history, it has been capital to one of the most influential nations and cultures on the planet for half of that time. There are streets, buildings and monuments all over modern-day London that speak of that rich heritage and create an unmatched atmosphere that simply demands attention. On the other hand, modern London is a multi-cultural, vibrant city...

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3 Things to Take Care of Before Moving House

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Planning on moving your home? Already signed the lease for your new place and locked down the proper relocations contractor that will help you pack and transport your boxes to your new dream home? There are still a few things that you have to take care of if you want your moving day to go just as smoothly as you wish it to and you will not have to worry about a single thing.

Secure the return of your rental deposit

Most people nowadays live in rented premises than ever before in the history of the UK. So, chances are that you do too. Living in a rented flat or house comes with a few additional expenses such as the security deposit that you have given your landlord before you moved in the property. If you want to get that money back, you will need to make sure that when vacating the house...

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