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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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Tiny Living: the Art of Living in a Small Space

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With no ease up in the spiralling cost of living it's no wonder people are being forced into ever more cramped spaces, especially in a sought-after location such as London, where rental prices are going through the roof and demand is...

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Is it Rude Not to Help the Movers?

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We've all been there, that uncomfortable moment when you're not quite sure whether you're supposed to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, or somehow blend in with the background like no one can see you (yes, they can) and pretend you're being busy.

On moving day this can not only be awkward, but sometimes even lead to unfortunate...

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Are Movers More Expensive on Weekends?

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It's a question that pops up now and again when people are wondering when is the cheapest time to move home, is it more expensive to hire a mover at the weekend and equally, are movers cheaper on weekdays?

Well, the short answer is yes, it is generally more expensive to hire a mover at the...

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London’s rental crisis, what is causing it and what the future holds

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The reality for those looking to rent a home in London has long been challenging but there's no doubt the situation has now become pretty desperate, with a load of issues such as high demand and unaffordable rents etc.

So let's take a look under the hood so to speak and try and find out what is causing the rent crisis, and most...

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What is ULEZ, a brief guide to London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone

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Although the London ULEZ has been around for a few years now, it keeps ramping up to cover an ever greater area. As a result an increasing number of vehicle owning London residents are clamouring to know more about the details of the scheme, often before objecting to it.

So let’s take a look, with our brief explanation of what London’s...

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Is it Cheaper to Hire a Van and Move Home by Yourself?

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Times are hard and probably going to get harder, so naturally we're all looking for ways to save a bit of money wherever we can.

So if you happen to be moving home in a city like London it may cross your mind to look into hiring a van and moving by yourself (or at least with a mate or two) but the question is does it make sense and...

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Can I travel in the Van with the Movers?

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Any van that has spare passenger seats can normally be used by customers to get to their destination, but there are occasions when this might not be possible.

Most man and van movers in London would much rather that customers travel in the van with their belongings, because...

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Our Movers, and what makes them special

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It's fairly common in the London removals jungle to hear the 'best Movers in London' claim, but we try and avoid it mainly because apart from it being a slightly nonsensical exaggeration anyway, the truth is there are in fact many perfectly capable Movers without much to tell between...

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Places to get FREE cardboard Moving Boxes

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If you're on a tight budget it's normal to look for ways to minimise costs when it comes to moving home, and one of the first thoughts people have is where to find some free moving boxes.

Although we wouldn't recommend packing anything heavy in a box that was just meant to hold a few crisp packets, if you look around it is possible to...

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Are More People Really Moving out of London?

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The world has certainly changed in the last 12 months. Since Covid hit, pretty much everything we took for granted has been turned on its head, and it's probably fair to say many of us are feeling a little shell shocked to say the least.

One of the many consequences resulting from all the mayhem, was that businesses had to quickly...

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