It’s never been a more proactive time for people in London who want to make their homes and community eco-friendlier. At the end of the day, we all want better lives for the next generations, and it’s a struggle that will affect everyone. The good news is that it’s possible for us all to do our part in improving London’s environment and that starts at home.
The main thing that London’s residents can all do is be aware of our carbon output and look for ways to reduce it. And there’s an easy way to calculate your carbon footprint and make positive changes today. Here are some of Aussie’s favourite tips for reducing carbon emissions to become a collective response to climate change.
For anyone who’s looking for somewhere to make their mark on the business world, London has a vibrant economy with plenty of job and career prospects. The capital is a hotspot for emerging young professionals who are forging their way into the elite corporate corridors or innovating new trends and opportunities. And as you would expect, everyone who has their sights on London has housing requirements to rest up after a busy week.
Moving to a new house is always a busy time that will take a lot of your spare time up with planning and booking services. However, some situations come out of the blue that we are unable to anticipate. In circumstances where a relocation is urgent, you need a reliable company in your corner.
Aussie Man & Van is a company that understands the importance of compassion during stressful times, and we’re ready to offer a helping hand. We know that life can easily take a turn, and emergency measures are needed for relocations and storage requirements. That’s why we’re here to take as much stress out of your relocation as possible.
This year, London took a gigantic step towards becoming a capital city that is lowering its emission levels. Now, Central London has been designated as an Ultra Low Emissions Zone or ULEZ for short. All vehicles that enter the area that is already subject to the congestion charge now must also be ULEZ compliant. The standards differ depending on vehicle age and type, so you should read up to see if this affects your car, motorbike or van.
At Aussie Man & Van, we are all too aware that the level of pollution in our city has reached a tipping point. Although this measure will have an impact on businesses like ours, it’s something that we fully back. To ensure that Aussie moves in the right direction, we are putting ten brand-new removals vehicles on the road with immediate effect. We plan to do our bit and be part of the solution that will see London become a low emission city.
For a limited time we are offering the first month free at our self storage site in Chelsea SW10 London. We already offer the cheapest self storage in Chelsea and Fulham at this site and many other great features, including:
✓ Internal parking and loading bays. ✓ Individually alarmed units with PIN code access. ✓ Fire alarm and smoke detector system. ✓ 24 hour digital CCTV & vehicle plate recognition camera. ✓ Carpeted corridors. ✓ Free use of trolleys
Some aspects of moving really are a breeze. Most of us are, for example, old hands when it comes to readying our clothes for the big day. It’s straightforward and we’ve done it countless times in the past. But from a psychological stand-point, it’s worth confronting the difficult challenges first, rather than hiding from them in the hope that they go away (they won’t). Facing up to them head-on will empower us and make moving feel easier. So here’s the first part of our run-down of the most difficult belongings to get on the road and into your new home.
Many of us think of our green and flowered friends as being robust, especially houseplants that don’t need to be taken out of their pots. But nothing could be farther from the truth. These babies are delicate, and that’s putting it mildly. Not only that – they’re messy, scattering earth on your other belongings. They also don’t like the change of temperature caused by a long drive and can express that dislike by dying on you. After all the tending and love you’ve given them, talk about ungrateful! If you’re moving plants, then do your utmost to take advice and read up on the intricacies involved – there’s an art to it that anyone can get the knack of.
Alas, moving house along with Fido and Fluffy is never a cinch. Live animals need to be kept safe and sound in the run-up to the move, during transit and in the aftermath as they adjust to completely new surroundings. There’s also the matter of finding vets near your new home and getting all the paperwork together. So whether you’re moving dogs, cats or (trickiest of all) fish, birds and reptiles, apprise yourself of as much information as possible well in advance.
Musical instruments and gym equipment
It’s of course widely known that pianos aren’t very simple to get from A to B. There’s the sheer bulk and fragility of them, plus the fact that they can go seriously out of tune during the process. But guitars and drum-sets present their own complications, too and, like gym equipment and golf sets, require prudent care to make sure they’re in good shape for the road and safe from harm. Experienced help is recommended, rather than hope-for-the-best DIY.
It’s not the life for everyone, and it comes with some hardships that might deter some of us, but moving to a houseboat in London also has some distinct advantages. There’s the chance to slash your outgoings by more than half, see the city a different way, enjoy summer evenings on the water, and move about instead of being fixed to a set of bricks and mortar. It also enables people to do some of their living in handily central areas like Camden, Maida Vale, Little Venice and Angel and have vastly diminished utility bills. If you’re prepared to do what’s known as cc-ing (continuous cruising), you can taste life in a variety of Zone 1 locations provided you’re prepared to move every fortnight. Read more…
Alas, in London, there’s no magical way of making renting (or owning, for that matter) an inexpensive undertaking. In fact, recent estimates put the average monthly rental price in London at a blood-curdling £1270 a month. But to help you offset some of that sum and hold on to more of your lucre, there are certain things you can do, whether it’s knowing the best way to furnish a flat on the cheap or making sure you can get your deposit back. Both from personal experience and as london’s favourite movers we’ve put our heads together and come up with some of our favourites.