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I am sure we have all had the experience of moving house at least once in our lifetimes. This could’ve been when you moved out of your parents to go to university accommodation or in search of a job away from home, or just to build your own home and settle down. Whatever the circumstance maybe it is all the same process and it all comes down to experience. Those who have moved home or seen others move home in the past know what is involved and how easy or how difficult and stressful it can get depending on whether one prepares for the move properly or does bother not so much with organising it all before hand.
How you plan out your move will determine how smoothly or how stressful it will all turn out to be. For example if you just sit down with a piece of paper and do a rough plan of how you will go about packing your home contents, the type of material you will be using and what your budget and time scale for the move will be and so on, you are likely to have a much better moving experience than the person that leaves it all to the last minute and ends up stressing himself out completely unnecessarily, and not to mention the additional costs that may be incurred as result of poor planning and last minute arrangements. So, if you are planning to move home here are some things to consider:
- The Amount of stuff you
- What to pack first and what last
- What packaging materials to use and when to order them
- Your budget and how you will go about sticking to it
Just a tiny bit of fore planing can make things a lot clearer and a lot less stressful. This is particularly important if one has a family to take care of. For example, if you have kids you may want to pack the non-essentials first and leave the items of regular use such as baby mild or medicines to the last minute. Also, you will want to label boxes correctly and accurate to avoid difficulty in finding what you may need in an emergency and for easier unpacking at the end of the move. Furthermore, the internet is full of information on how to do a move correctly. You will find whole blogs and posts dedicated to this subject. Many people write about their experience moving and what they could’ve done better to save money. These are pieces of advice that can be of immense benefit if utilised correctly. And if all that fails you can always pick up the phone and contact a man and van hire company for basic advice on how to go about moving.
Man and Van is a term associated with local moving and relocation services, which often make use of standard vans ranging in size from the small car-driven type such as the two seat ford focus, used mainly for smaller moves, to the large box vans such as the Luton Sprinter.
Man and van services are often offered at lower rates than removals, due to the fact that they operate within a smaller area such as moves with the city as opposed to moving out to another city. Moves are considered local so long as they occur with a 15 Miles radius, although the distance varies from one company to another. Beyond the standard mileage some companies may apply a fixed charge per additional mile.
Moving home, office, or pretty much anything too big to fit into a mini-cab or taxi will require the use of a Van and helping men. Now you can always DIY it and get some exercise done, but the reality is if you know how to go about finding the right man and van company, it need not cost you much. For a start if you are doing a full house move and it takes you 4 hours to get it done, then that would cost you on average £200 with 2 men and a van for 4 hours. By any estimate this cost is almost nothing considering the difficult and risky nature of the job. If you were to do it yourself alone or with the help of a friend, then it could take you at least 6 hours, plus the cost of the van hire and insurance which could be as much as £100 for the day. Then comes the deposit you would have to put up upfront to hire out the vehicle. I think most of us would agree that going with a van and man hire company would be the best option.
Man and van hire the city landscape like grass, with virtually one in every street corner. The best ones are those of small to medium size that have some flexibility on price and booking date and time. Flexibility on the part of the company is important and could save a fair bit. It is important that you shop around and do your bookings in advance in order to save money and find the best possible deal for your move. Ensure that the company is fully insured and that you are made aware of the exact costs. It is always better to go for a fixed rate, as opposed to the hourly rate, this is of particular importance when moving over long distances, just in case of road traffic accidents and delays, which could cost you big money if on an hourly tariff. We are Van and man hire, a London based removals company that offers the full range of services associated with home and office relocation, including Man and van, and Long Distance Removals.