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Tips for Hiring a Man and Van Service

Tips for Hiring a Man and Van Service

04Nov 2014

There are several advantages of using the services of a man and van company for moving items from one location to another. First of all, many people find that it can work out cheaper when moving home to use a man and a van compared with that of a specialist removal company.Removal companies tend to price a particular job for the work to be undertaken whilst there are several man with van firms who are happy to charge an hourly rate for the whole job. This way you may have the option of lowering the final bill considerably, for instance you could help load/unload and even make use of friends or family who are willing to offer their time to assist you.By doing all the packing yourself will also reduce time, as will choosing the time of the week and day when road traffic is typically less busier than that of peak times. This is crucial when you are paying for the move on an hourly rate; a busy road is all it takes to leave you with a very hefty bill at the end. Work out the time that you think the move will take in total hours and ask your chosen man and van to give you a fixed quote and an hourly cost. You can then choose the cheapest and most suited preference.Finding a good reliable man and a van can be tricky but the best way to go about this is to ask around and see if you can find some recommendations from those who have previously used this service. There are also websites that are specifically set up for this purpose and there you will find reviews and comments for such companies. Preparation and organization is everything when you’re looking to use a man with van on a budget. Getting this wrong will lead to paying more so get things planned out to perfection on the day. Book the man and van well in advance to allow yourself plenty of time to prepare your item(s) to be moved. Leaving everything until the last minute will surely lead to disaster and extra costs. If you have objects which can be dismantled and made smaller then do it as this will lead to fewer trips for the driver and obviously a lower cost to you.If a budget is not important to you and you want to hire a company to do everything, then you will find that most good man and van companies offer a service where they will include the wrapping and packing as well as the loading and unloading. Most will also offer insurance of goods in transit and if you ask they will even provide the relevant boxes and other packing containers. Obviously all this costs extra but it is well worth it if you want a guarantee that you will be left with your belongings intact and without damage or any other breakages. Leaving the company to do all the work is also great if you cannot be there on the day of hiring them, you can simply leave them a key and many will take on the whole task without you being involved in any way.The popularity of man and van services is massive these days and still growing rapidly. The fact that most will not need the same amount of prior notice to do the job as opposed to the more specialized removal companies or couriers is a huge advantage when time is not on your side. Some even offer same day services although it is usually at a slightly higher cost but ideal if you need the service sooner rather than later.

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