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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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Spotlight on London: Living In Battersea

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You may have already spotted our guide to living in Pimlico. Expanding on this spotlight series, we’re now hopping over the river to look at another up-and-coming area of London.

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Moving a King Size Mattress and Other Challenges

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If you’re thinking about how to move a king size mattress by yourself, the first thing to do is consider whether there really isn’t a friend or two you can call for help because trust us these things are heavy, sometimes ridiculously so.

Either way, you’ll need to devise a strategy that is going to hopefully avoid any injuries. Luckily...

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Telltale Signs It’s Time To Move Offices

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Moving your office is a huge undertaking. Just like moving house can be incredibly stressful, moving your business to a new location has its fair share of challenges. Thankfully, moving offices is not something you’ll have to deal with too often.

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Tips for Helping an Elderly Person Move House

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Moving house is difficult at any stage in life, but the challenges are even greater for the elderly. Packing boxes or creating a moving schedule are two things that we might find simple in our youth. For the elderly, these tasks can be almost impossible to complete alone.

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What Impact Will Moving Office Have on My Employees?

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Moving offices can be exciting for a business owner. Whether you’re moving to a bigger site, securing a prestigious address or even opening an additional office, it represents a time of growth and renewal. It’s a chance to shed off the old and welcome the new. While it might be a fun development for you, your employees may not share your...

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The Best Places to Look for A Professional House Share in London

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Moving to London for the first time can be daunting. With so many locations to choose from, even picking North or South of the river can be an excruciating task. The majority of people moving to London alone for work will start out in a house share.

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How Can I Make Moving House Less Stressful?

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We’ve seen our fair share of moving day meltdowns in this business. There are days when everything that can go wrong does go wrong. The movers get stuck in traffic. The keys for your new home aren’t in the right place. Or you lock yourself out of your current home. And this is just the tip of the iceberg for moving home anxiety.

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5 Things Your London Movers Really Want You to Know

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After 16 years in the moving business, we think it’s safe to say we’ve seen it all. While we’ve already shared out packing tips for moving in London, and you can see our FAQs here, there are still some things your mover wants you to...

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How much notice should I give when booking a Man with a Van?

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We often get asked how far in advance a job should be booked, and although a few days is 'usually' enough the true answer is it varies depending on several factors.

During particularly busy periods, such as the summer time, it's often advisable to book a week or two in advance, but again you never really know what availability will be...

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Why use us?

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With literally hundreds of London Movers and websites out there, what makes us any different and why should you use us?

Well, probably the first thing to say is we've been around since 2003 and rather than use a large army of self employed van drivers we only partner with a relatively small and carefully...

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