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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Unpacking Electronics – Easier Said Than Done

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

If you are in the process of moving home, you probably can’t wait to finally have all of your items and furniture delivered to your new house. Unfortunately, there is one more important task you should complete before you can sit back, relax and wrap up your relocation – unpacking. That process usually requires a few hours or even days, especially if you have to unpack electronics. If you own a lot of gadgets and electronic equipment, you will need to prepare for a marathon of cable untangling. At one point you may realise that you have no idea how to connect all the wires and walk around in your new home with a perplexed look on your face.

But there is another scenario in which you will unpack your electronics in a matter of minutes...

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Tips on Avoiding Identity Theft When Moving Home

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The process of planning and organizing a house move can fully absorb your attention. That is namely why there are so many people who fall victims of some sort of a crime during their relocation. Families who are busy relocating to a new home are an easy target for burglars and fraudulent movers. Having your identity stolen is also a common risk when moving house. Usually, the perpetrators of this type of crimes are experienced criminals and hackers who use the personal information of their victims to:

  • Drain their bank account;
  • Use their identity to make fraudulent IDs and driving licenses;
  • Get a loan or a mortgage in their name;
  • Blackmail them for a random;

These are just a few examples of what can happen to your private details if they fall into the wrong hands...

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Three Things You Will Forget When Preparing for a Move

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving houses is definitely among the more stressful experiences that a person goes through in life. The thing is that in order for a relocation project to be just as successful as you hope it to, there are quite a few things that you need to plan and take into consideration. From a strategic viewpoint, it is always preferable to have a few people, some of them specialists in the field of professional removals, by your side working on the details of your project. If you are on your own, then you need to give yourself enough time to actually get everything done on schedule and without forgetting something...

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