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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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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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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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