It’s Time to Overhaul Your Garage!

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

On this blog we frequently talk about the ins and outs of home removals, but we seldom give advice on packing up the outer perimeter of your home. The reality is that many of our moving tips for packing up your house, or flat, can also be applied to your outdoor space. We trust that […]

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Graduation is just a week away; let’s get you packing!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Where has the time gone? You’re probably thinking about the butterflies you felt the first day you stepped onto campus, and now, here you are submitting your final assignment. The moment is likely a little bitter-sweet but reality beckons; graduation is just a week away, and you have done absolutely nothing! Okay, deep breaths, there […]

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Five relaxing activities you can do at home

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

For most of us, we are entering our third year of navigating life in a pandemic. It seems that many have conceded to the notion that the “new normal” involves observing health protocols, wearing masks and frequent hand sanitization when engaging in activities with others. Let’s face it, it’s far from ideal but if following […]

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The house is flooded!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Perhaps the worst words for a new homeowner: “I’m afraid there’s been water damage.” Only a few weeks ago you were over the moon at the idea of finally having your own place. You left innocently on holidays and returned to this news. The not-so-pleasant side of homeownership has officially reared its ugly head. After […]

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Make a move with a four-legged friend.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Congratulations on landing your new job! Some exciting times lie ahead as you discover your new city, expand your social networks, and start those new work projects! Of course, before you can begin to this chapter, there is the little matter of moving to your new flat with your fur friend in tow. If you […]

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Move over – the in-laws are here.

Monday, March 28th, 2022

A Greek philosopher once said, “The only constant in life is change”. Recent events on the world stage have certainly solidified the truth of that statement for many of us. In fact, the world seems to be in a constant state of flux at the moment. These changes are evident in both major and minor […]

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Over 65 and new to York?

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

You’ve been visiting your friends in York sporadically for a few years now and you’ve finally decided to make the move. Now that the children have families of their own and ties to your hometown seemed to have lessened, you figure, why not add some excitement to your golden years? And what better place than […]

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5 Tips to Help your Staff Transition Back to the Office

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Having spent roughly two years navigating life in a pandemic, under a plethora of lockdown and restrictive measures, economies and healthcare systems worldwide unanimously seem to have reached their tipping point; it’s time for employees to return to the physical workspace. For those who long for human interaction, this decision is warmly welcomed, but for […]

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You’ve Moved…Now What.

Sunday, February 6th, 2022

The day that you thought would never arrive is finally here. You are now the proud owner of a quaint, two-storey flat, with a wooden patio leading to what would eventually be a beautiful garden, perfect for summer barbeques. Chapeau! Welcome to homeownership! You close the door behind you and step into the hallway. The […]

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How to Be a Good Neighbour

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

A popular previous blog on Van Man York dealt with the complex situation of living beside nightmare neighbours. Obviously, we sincerely hope that you never need to follow the advice that we offer in that article! Perhaps more importantly, though, we also hope your own neighbours don’t have that particular page bookmarked. Have you ever […]

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Am I Paying Too Much Rent?

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Life can be tougher for renters. Choosing whether to rent or buy a home is always a fierce debate, but for many people, it’s taken out of their hands. With so many people unable to purchase housing, the rental market is booming – especially right now, with more people than ever on the move. Those […]

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Good News, Animal Lovers – it’s Getting Easier to Rent with Pets

Monday, September 27th, 2021

It can be tough to find a suitable rental property in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Finding a pet-friendly rental is even more challenging. Countless home seekers are frustrated by the dreaded words, “Sorry, no pets” in the small print of an advertisement. A mere 7% of private rental properties are advertised as pet friendly. Others […]

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