Moving House Tips

Moving House can be a stressful but, if you plan ahead, you can make your big move a lot easier. Let's find how to make moving day stress-free and easy.

PACK BEFORE YOU GET A QUOTE

First up on our moving house list: don't give your removals company an estimate before you have an accurate idea of how much stuff you need to move. It's easy to look around a room and think: “Hmm...about 5 boxes?”, it's less easy to pay up for additional charges when it turns out you have much more stuff than you expected. If you can bear living out of boxes for a couple of weeks, do your best to pack up most of your stuff before you give an estimate. This will make your quote more accurate and spare you any unexpected last minute charges.

BOX EVERYTHING

Boxing all of your gear up will help you keep organised, ensure you don't lose anything, save your removals guys from having to deal with random bits and bobs (which will make you their least favourite person, we promise you) and protect your possessions from getting beaten up en route.

It might sound like one of the simpler moving house packing tips on our list, but you'd be surprised by how many people are totally unprepared for moving day.

Boxing all of your gear up will help you keep organised, ensure you don't lose anything, save your removals guys from having to deal with random bits and bobs (which will make you their least favourite person, we promise you) and protect your possessions from getting beaten up on route. One good house moving tips is to prepare for moving day by disassembling any bulky furniture which won't fit out of the door ahead of time. This will save you a lot of stress, keeping your move on schedule and your doorway unjammed! 

BE READY

Save your removals company time and yourself stress and money by making sure you're all ready to go – with no little extras to sort out – on moving day itself. Is there anything obstructing your way out of your property? At the other end, are there any potential problems at the new place? From narrow, walled driveways to having only one key for the new property, there are all sorts of problems which can surprise you and turn your move into a nightmare. Prepare for them properly by casing the joint before you hit the road.

RENT A MAN WITH VAN

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If you are thinking to hire a man and van removals company, it is a good idea to choose a well-known company with a long track record of excellent service. There is a lot at stake when you are moving large items such as furniture or appliances and it is important to find removal company that know exactly how to handle sensitive equipment and what dangers there may be. To make the most of your move, it is important to find a man and van that will take the time to properly assess the size of your belongings and explain the best way to pack them for transport.

The man and van industry is very competitive these days, so it is important to compare rates. Find a removal van hire provider who offer the best price available in your area. Make sure they have a license to operate a removals and are insured.

Another option available for man and van hire is a door-to-door service. The man and van companies offer door to door man and van transport personalized service where you can collect your belongings at your destination and will be driven to your location. Many people find this type of service more convenient and a great way to save money rather than using a number of different services to do the job.

COSTS INVOLVED

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The cost of using man and van services will depend upon a number of factors including the size of the van that you require, the distance that need to be covered, and the duration of time that it takes to complete the journey.

The most important factor to consider when arranging your man and van with a rental company is the price that they are charging. You can often find a man and van rental that are very competitive when compared to what other companies in the area are charging. The price can vary considerably depending on the distance travelled, the time of year, and the amenities on board. However, by comparing prices between several providers you will be able to find a provider who is charging less than their competition whilst still offering high quality services.

The last factor to consider when arranging your man and van with a rental company is the reputation of the business in question. A company that has a good reputation will often charge lower prices than those that do not. To ensure that you get a good deal for your man and van removals always ensure that you check out reviews online as well as comparing prices between different providers.

VAN SIZE GUIDE

Small Van Load Space is most commonly used for luggage and parcel transfers​:

Length: 1.2m, Width: 1.49 m, Height: 1.2 m , Payload: 600-800 kg, Seats (inc driver): 2

Medium Van Load Space offers a usefully Large load area:

Length: 2.4 m, Width: 1.7 m, Height: 1.4 m, Payload: 1000 kg, Seats (inc driver): 3.

Large Van Load Space is perfect for 1 -2 bedroom flat removals:
Length: 3.4m / 11.1 ft, Width: 1.7m / 5ft, Height: 1.7m / 5ft, Payload: 1000 KG, Seats (inc driver): 3.

Luton Van Load Space is the best  of 3 bedroom flat/house removals:

Length: 4.0 m, Width: 2.0 m, Height: 2.2 m ,Payload: 1200 KG,Seats (inc driver): 3