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Proud to be a Van Girl

The van girls are an eclectic bunch. They love this job for many and varied reasons and our customers love them and the service we provide for an equally broad range of reasons. This is one of the Van Girls’ personal account of why the job means so much to her: “Looking at my CV…

Thinking about moving to Crouch End in London?

Here is the Van Girls guide to Crouch End and some things to think about regarding your move if you make the big leap! The Lifestyle in Crouch End As our local centre for independent coffee shops, boutiques and shabby chic bars and pubs, Crouch End is a favourite with the Van Girls.  Our favourite…

Homewares

Christmas Inspiration #1 Otago Design

So, in the lead up to Christmas we will be handing over our blog to small companies on the rise that we admire, to share with you some inspirational gift ideas, ideas for your home, tips on photographing your family and more … Our first piece of Christmas inspiration comes from Otago Design, the ‘African…

Put a sign on your bin to let your neighbours know your moving!

Space saving (in the road)

An often overlooked part of moving house is the importance of being able to park the van (or lorry) right outside your front door at both ends of the move. We are always happy to arrange a parking suspension or dispensation (I’ll explain these later) on your behalf but they can be costly and sometimes…

Stopcocks Women Plumbers

19 Plumbing Checks before you Sell Your Home

This week we have the second part of our guest blog from the wonderful Stopcocks Women Plumbers. Make sure to bookmark it so you can always refer back to it!  A fabulous bathroom? Much is made of putting in a fabulous bathroom to create ‘Wow factor’, but on more than one occasion we’ve been asked to put…

Stopcocks Women Plumbers

25 Plumbing checks for Buying or Renting!

This week we have a guest blog from the wonderful Stopcocks Women Plumbers. Make sure to bookmark it so you can always refer back to it! Next week we will have 19 Plumbing checks for selling your home. Choosing a new house and moving is stressful. What should you check regarding plumbing? Is it just about…

Don't give Creme Eggs to Laura

The Stay at Home Van Girl

We asked Laura, who works in the office, to write a blog post about her role within Van Girls and this is what she sent us! The ‘stay at home’ Van Girl. “The most important person behind the whole Van Girls operation is the ‘stay at home’ Van Girl. She is there answering all phone calls,…

Will the sofa fit?

Five things you might forget when moving

When your moving house there is so much to think about. We’ve put together five things that we have seen people forget which can make things just that little bit TOO stressful: 1. Make sure your fridge/freezer is defrosted before your movers turn up. This helpful guide tells you all you need to know! Fridge/Freezer…

satnav joy

Follow your nose: human vs satnav

Over the last two years of driving around London we have relied heavily on our satnavs, not only to guide us through unfamiliar areas but also, and this is important, through the use of satellite technology rather than random serendipity, to guide us around the inevitable soul destroying traffic clogging up London. A strange phenomenon…