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The official blog from Man with a Van, featuring news and articles of interest related to moving home, removals and London in general.

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Moving Single Items Long Distance

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We have an option on the homepage for 'Single Items', which in reality could mean anything from an assortment of miscellaneous goods to literally just one solitary item. There is a demand for this type of service in London and beyond, and the two hour

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The Two Hour Minimum Charge Explained

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Depending on the nature of the work involved, it's common for many service orientated businesses that travel to their customer's home address, to charge either a minimum time or some kind of call out fee. For most of the established removal businesses in London that provide an ongoing professional service the minimum charge is usually two...

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What Size Removals Van Do I Need?

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One of the most important things to consider when you hire a man and van is to make sure the vehicle will be at least big enough to fit all of your stuff in. Our Movers (and most others) generally use four different sizes of van, so let's take a detailed look at what they are and how much stuff will...

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Who is the Man with a Van?

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So we've decided to write this post hopefully to serve as a helpful reference because every so often, maybe several times a month, we get confused with other Movers simply because some people are seemingly unaware that 'Man with a Van' is in fact a generic term used by almost every removal company based in London. We just...

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Day in the life of a Man and Van

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Working as a Man and Van mover is anything but boring. From celeb spotting on the streets of central London to countryside trips to the kind of amazing places you would never normally see. Great daily workouts, constantly meeting new people, the freedom of working the hours you choose. It's an interesting and varied experience that leaves many...

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Choosing The Right Removal Company

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As most of us know, moving home is widely accepted as being one of the most stressful events possibly in the entire universe, so taking the time to find the right moving company is extremely important, and definitely not something that should be left until the last minute.

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How Much Does a Man with a Van Cost?

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So you're getting ready to move home (or just some stuff) in London and are starting to wonder how much it will cost to hire a man and van. Before you concentrate just on the prices that are advertised on websites and elsewhere though, it's worth considering some of the different ways removal companies quote.

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Man with a Van goes HTTPS

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On Tuesday 8th March 2016 ManwithaVan.co.uk switched over to secure HTTPS. We took this decision as part of the growing shift towards a more secure Internet and in the interests of our Users.

The change took place last week and we're happy to report the process went very smoothly (there's a lot that could go wrong if not...

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Pimlico SW1

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For the first of our occasional posts focusing on some of the many different areas that contribute to the rich tapestry of London, we've chosen Pimlico. Although being a central zone 1 location that shares the same SW1 part of it's postcode with Buckingham Palace, Pimlico is a surprisingly quiet area.

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Decluttering in a flatshare

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Some of the most frequent words any London Mover will hear during an average working day is.. "I never realised I had so much stuff!". It's true that almost everyone underestimates how much they have until they box it all up ready to move home.

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