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Should I Tip the Movers?

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When moving home people often wonder whether they should pay a tip to the workers, or even if it's actually expected of you to tip the removal men.

So let's quickly run through some of the common scenarios, dispel any worries and hopefully leave you fully prepared to face your move without any unnecessary discomfort on the...

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Is there anything a Mover won't shift?

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From garden waste to builder's rubble, Movers can sometimes get fussy about what goes in the back of the van.. especially if it's going to leave a big unsightly mess all over the place.

Although some Movers are happy to transport whatever is requested, the majority have a few items that are a clear no-no, so let's have a look to see...

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Do I Need to Empty Drawers for Movers?

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A question that often arises when moving home is whether you can leave your dresser or chest of drawers full of clothes and your usual stuff, or if it's best to empty the drawers out before the Movers arrive.

As usual the answer depends on a few things so we need to analyse each option in detail to find out whether it's best to leave...

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How to Make Sure You Get Your Deposit Back in Full

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The average rental deposit in London is a staggering £3000, rising to up to £8000 in the most expensive boroughs. While this will often be shared between flatmates, this is still a significant expense. And with your next rental deposit due before you have claimed the one back from your existing home, this can put you under even greater...

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Can I move home during a Coronavirus outbreak?

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LATEST UPDATE: 4th Jan 2021 - Current GOV advice is 'yes you can still move home and removal firms can continue to work'. For further info see:

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7 Green Moving Tips For An Eco-Friendly Move

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Moving isn’t the most environmentally friendly life event. From the packaging waste to the long car and van journeys, you might start to feel guilty about your carbon footprint when it comes to your change of address. But there are ways you can make your move a little more green.

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9 Steps To Choosing The Best Location For Your London Office

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London is growing and expanding at an alarming rate. Places like Bloomsbury, Mayfair, Wembley and Whitechapel are all named after the small villages that were absorbed into the city over its vast history.

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When Is the Best Time of Year to Move House?

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If you’re in a position to choose when you want to move house, this can make life a lot easier. The best time of year for moving home depends on your circumstances. If you have children, a job, a partner, or elderly relatives, you might need to take extra care in choosing when to move.

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Unusual Rituals To Try When Moving Into A New Home

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Moving house might be stressful, but it’s also very exciting. Perhaps you are moving in with your partner, finding a place for your family to grow or even just moving out of your parent’s home for the first time.

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Cheap Ways To Move House In London

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Living in London is not cheap. With the cost of living on the rise and wages failing to keep pace, you might be looking for ways to make your hard earned money stretch a little further. Moving house is one event that can often end up costing you a lot more than you were expecting.

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