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Archive of: Removals

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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Can I move home during a Coronavirus outbreak?

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The fall out from the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc in countries across the globe, and with the UK currently in lockdown for an unknown duration questions are being asked about what exactly constitutes essential travel or work.

It's straight forward enough if you're a listed key worker but how do restrictions on...

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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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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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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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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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The Two Hour Minimum Charge Explained

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Most professional (not to mention reliable) London based Movers need to quote a minimum charge of two hours to mitigate for the total time it takes to complete each job, including the time spent travelling to the customer in the first place, followed by either returning to base or going on to the next job which could...

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