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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Who to notify when moving

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

UK post office

Removal is a complex process that includes planning, packing, moving items, then unpacking, getting to know your neighbourhood and your neighbours, etc. There is also an important task to complete once you decide to move: you need to let others know about your removal. This is an important factor of every move because if you do not do it on time, you might have certain problems, like misplaced mail if the post office isn’t notified about your new address. Therefore, find time to complete this task and let others know that you are moving to a new location.


You are obligated to notify your utility providers about your removal...

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Travelling specifications in the Middle Ages

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Medieval traveler

We travel every day for different reasons – we commute to work, we drive couple of hours to see our relatives during the weekend, we fly to exotic destinations. We move a lot and take our staff with us. It is not complicated at all – we have suitable bags and suitcases, special packing and wrapping materials, we can even ship some of our belongings or use a specialized moving company if we are changing places. We can choose the means of travel we use and generally they are also quite comfortable, which makes our voyaging an overall pleasant experience.

Travel was not that easy back in time

Travel in the Middle Ages, for example, was quite complicated but people did travel nonetheless...

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6 Great Places to Visit in Edinburgh

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Planning to visit or maybe to move to Edinburgh? If you are not yet familiar with the Scottish capital and do not know all the beauties of the city, we will help you explore it so you can enjoy it after you settle.

  1. Edinburgh Zoo

What an amazing way to get to know the city better! If you have kids, day at the zoo will be the perfect way to enjoy as a family. They will be thrilled to see pandas, cute koalas, zebras, armadillos and other animals they haven’t had an opportunity to meet before. The zoo organizes special events as well, where you can learn a lot about animals by listening to the real experiences of zoo keepers, and many other. The zoo was opened in 1913.

  1. Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market in one of the best places to eat in Edinburgh...

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Who is Lionel Bart?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Lionel Bart

Maybe because of our own plain lifestyles and existential dread, or because of each and every one of us becoming more anonymous and sheep-like by the day, we have gown to enjoy watching the lives of the wealthy and/or famous. It is a strange sort of voyeuristic pleasure that we find in peeping on the daily routines of those “different” from us, either by the amount of material possessions they own, their affinity for scandals or just their plain ignorance. Many a producer have sought to capitalize on this by overexposing the life of those people, so we are becoming more and more unfazed by such actions. There was one person however who surpassed all the decadency of our contemporary “stars” by a great margin at his heyday.

From humble beginnings

One could not fully appreciate the huge leap...

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