Hong Kong is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World – London is

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Estate agent company Savills has recently conducted a large scale study on the most expensive cities to live in the world. The most intriguing result that the study bore was the fact that Hong Kong – one of the several financial capitals in the world – has given up its leading position on the ranking in favour of another financial and economic, as well as political centre – London.

London ViewEven New York and Paris – cities that are traditionally considered to be well above the financial capabilities of the regular citizen of the world – are falling behind London. It is left for you to decide whether or not this is a good thing.

The study has been conducted in 12 large cities from all over the world that are known to be the most costly for living and making business...

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What to Look for When Hiring a Moving Company

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Managing a home removal is not as hard and complex as it may sound at first. The only real important thing that you should make sure you have taken care of in order to ensure that your moving day will be stress and hassle-free is to hire the right man and van company to help you with the job.

The proper contractor knows how to plan and carry out any removal, no matter how big or how small it is. There are some criteria you should examine before you decide for sure to hire a certain man and van company. These are:

  • How the man and van contractor introduces itself

A couple moving furnitureThe moving company is a business offering a variety of services. It might sound like the worst cliché ever, but in that case the first impression is the most important...

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Moving tips for students

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving out of your home in order to enroll in university is definitely exciting. This is a big step for you and the time when you are going to face the real world for the very first time. It might sound scary, but actually it is quite fun. Many people say that the years you spend at University are the best in your life, and there is definitely some truth hidden behind these words.

College DormChances are that if you are moving out home, first you are going to move in a dormitory. You should consider several things if you want the process to go smoothly and without hassle.

Most universities usually offer very good conditions at their dormitories, so you are going to feel pretty comfortable at your new place...

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The Removal Industry 101

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The professional removals or man and van industry has become an integral sector of modern economy. Since many of the man and van companies out there are family owned and/or ran businesses, the removals industry has also become a business backbone in certain respects.
Packed itemsSo what is actually the removal or man and van industry, what is its definition?
In a nutshell, the industry includes all businesses which provide specialised removal and relocation services to private and commercial customers by road.
Like any other industry part of the national economy, the man and van removal segment has its industry products too. Generally, these are:

  • Warehouse and storage services – many of the good man and van companies out there provide private and business customers with specialised storage solutions ...
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Moving Places – Important Information for the Movers

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving PreparationsWhen a decision has been made to use specialised man and van removals, the selected removal company would need a few bits of important information from customers in order to organise and conduct the removal in the most efficient and affordable way. Providing the movers with sufficient information prior to the relocation will also help them prepare a more accurate quote which is quite important too.
So, here are some of the essential job details needed by the movers:

  • The approximate number or amount of furniture due for removal – although rough, this estimation will help the man and van removal people choose the right size vehicle...
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Moving Supplies Lingo

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

As any other specific process, man and van property removals also have their own terminology, which also spills over to packing and wrapping supplies. When people think moving supplies, they usually picture stacks of boxes, different types of tape, markers etc. Indeed, these are all integral items in the list of moving supplies used by man and van removal people, but there are also less common, but rather interesting examples of equipment and materials which movers use on a daily basis.
Here are some of the more common items as well as their technical names and purpose:
Appliance Dolly – Generally, the dolly can be described as a small cart used for quick shifting of heavy or bulky items...

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A brave proposition for the ban of traffic on Oxford Street

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Oxford Street is one of the most iconic roads in the present day London. It is West End’s most popular shopping center, where you can find anything – from clothing boutiques to jewelry to souvenirs. Thousands and thousands of people every day flock the street, just visiting or going on business. Oxford Street LondonThere are also the vehicles – cars, vans, buses etc. The end picture might turn out to be pretty displeasing to some. Vehicles, according to local residents, contribute greatly to the hassle and stress that, along with its status of a commercial center, has become a characteristic of Oxford Street.
So it was just a matter of time until someone has proposed a radical solution to the problem. In this case it is Christian Wolmar, who is a London Mayoral Candidate...

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A Huge Horse Statue Stolen from a School in Reading

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The staff and students of Copse Primary School in Reading were quite surprised to find out that the life-size statue of a horse that has been a decoration of their school’s field has mysteriously disappeared during the night. The statue, with dimensions with a length of over 2 meters has been stolen from the school’s property by unknown men during the night.
Reading stationThe horse was the pride of both pupils and teachers, because its colorful decoration was done namely by them. The local Thames Valley police is investigating the crime, but up to this moment little can be said about the motives of the thieves as well as the manner in which they have managed to conduct their hideous crime...

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A check list for your removal

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Having a proper moving experience that goes without any hassle or stress is an achievable goal. All that you need is a little organization and the peace of mind that you have covered every little detail in advance. Making a list of things to do in advance will ensure there will be no complications during your removal, and you can just wait for the man and van company come load on your items and drive them to the new place.

A couple packingDeriving from the experience of several very skillful man and van moving experts, we have created an example of a check list for your relocation, which you will defiantly find very useful:

  • In terms of taxes and other documentation

You should inform both the tax office and the Child Benefit Office, as well as Pensions Office for your removal.

  • The financial aspect

Your...

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Managing a removal abroad

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving to the neighbouring district is a complex enough job, but managing a removal to a foreign country – it might be France or Spain or the US, there is no much difference – is a whole more difficult, stressful and strenuous. Transport shipFortunately, there are several things that you can keep in mind so that you can make the process less painful and hopefully far more successful.

First you should make a strict schedule that you have to follow. As soon as the date for your move is set, you should start working on the preparation for your move abroad. Once you know when you have to cross the border with all your property and start building your new life, it is also time to start making lists.

First, consider which items you want to take with you...

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