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06 June 2016
Man with Van Services – Make Sure you’re Getting the Less Expensive Option
Man with Van Services – Make Sure you’re Getting the Less Expensive Option

Man with Van Services – Make Sure you’re Getting the Less Expensive Option

No matter who you are, I think we can all agree that moving house is fraught with stressful moments. There’s so much planning to do, what with all of the packing, heavy lifting, and clearing the address change with your utility providers, and all of that important stuff. Not to mention the emotional sides, your family will have to leave friends, as well as work and school colleagues behind. In a nutshell, there’s a lot to take care of. For this reason, you should definitely get help with moving house.

By doing everything yourself, you’re only creating more potential stress, and as a result, more things are liable to go wrong. Who should you hire, then? You’ve got two main choices; a man with van company and a professional mover. If I had to recommend one, I’d go with the man with van option.

Why? Well, to be blunt, they’re a lot more affordable, and with less downsides than you might think. With a man with van company, you will essentially be getting the same deal as with any removal firm; A fully featured van, built perfectly to service a large move, and some well trained and helpful staff. It’s a smaller operation than a professional moving service, so there will be less people at your disposal – a small handful rather than a team, but that won’t make the move any less efficient.

You need to make sure that when you’re hiring one of these firms’ services that it’s actually going to be cheaper. When doing your research, check how they handle fees. Most companies typically have a flat rental fee, and charge extra either per mile or kilometre. The reason for this is so they can compensate for fuel costs, as well as maintenance.

Check any additional services that they offer, and see if they’re included in the final price too. I mean things like guide ropes, elastic as well as the correct storage racks. If your man with van service doesn’t include these in the price, then it may be worth walking away; They’re an essential part of moving, and represent a firm that cares about your valuables.

You’ll need to check that they’re insured, too. A company that makes it’s money from transporting other people’s goods around needs to be sure they’re covered, just in case something goes wrong. Make sure to contact them about which company and policy they use. They need cover for their courier and delivery work, as well as for public liability. So you as the customer are able to claim compensation if something valuable gets broken or goes missing.

So, now that you’ve found the man with van firm for you, you can leave everything to them. They’ll load all of your boxes up, disassemble the larger pieces of furniture, take care of all of the heavy lifting, and take care of the careful driving. That leaves you ample time to spend with the family – perhaps help them through the move, or you could go out with friends, and say your goodbyes. However you want to spend it, you can spend it with the piece of mind that you’ve selected the correct way to move home.