Moving home needn’t involve a circus parade of vehicles and people, nor does it need to cost a fortune. For those moving house for the first time, students or those with only a flats worth of possessions can move far cheaper than a four bedroom family with a little help from their local man with a van.
You might be surprised by the level of experience a man with a van brings to your move, they’re experts at packing their vehicle while ensuring your items remain safe. Of course, that doesn’t mean you don’t have steps you need to take to ensure you get the best deal and the best man with a van for the job.
If you haven’t already started, get packing. Boxes need to be strong enough to contain their contents without breaking, and light enough that your man can actually lift them into his van. Contents need to be wrapped if fragile and sufficient precaution taken to ensure their safety during the move as any breakages due to lack of protective packaging are likely to be dismissed as your fault.
Once you have a clear idea of the number and size (and weight if at all possible) of boxes and furniture you need to move it’s time to collect quotes. Accurate sizes as well as accurate mileage between locations will help get you an accurate quote. If you’re having to guestimate at any of the variables involved then take your best quote with a pinch of salt, the more information you can provide at the outset the better you’ll be able to depend on the costs you’re being given.
Using a site like Delivery Quote Compare to help narrow down your choices can help save you much needed money on your move. Let local companies bid for your business, letting you pick and choose the best for your needs. Company profiles are available so you can research each bid and be sure that you’re selecting a suitable company. Even better, you’ll be able to see previous customer reviews, giving you a clearer picture of the service available.
And don’t forget, it’s not just the physical moving your man with a van can help you with. Decide before you start gathering quotes on what level of service you need; your local man with a van can help you pack, dismantle furniture, physically move your items, help you unpack at the other end and rebuild everything. Even more importantly, their business will be insured to move your items, so if anything happens you can seek compensation easily.