Few things strike more fear into the average person than the idea of moving house. This process can be especially tricky if you are combining a massive upheaval with having to move in to a smaller house than you have been useful. It may be the best option for you as far as finances or comfort may go, but it is unlikely that you’ll be able to keep that at the forefront of your mind as you have to get rid of treasured possessions and organize storage! We are always on hand to help however, and there are many ways in which to make your L2 move in to a smaller house much more manageable than you would imagine. When downsizing your L2 home, man and van hire can be your best option, so here is our perfect guide to getting the most from your small L2 removals services.
Firstly, make sure that you are getting the right person for your needs. There are an abundance of man and van services out there, and getting to know each one is an arduous task that requires a lot of time and patience. Whittle your selection down a little by locating companies and individuals who are in your immediate vicinity, as this will save you time and money in the long run. Make sure you are thorough with your search. The local ads and gumtree are a great place to look, as some of the smaller or standalone services will not have the cash for a fancy website, and this is the kind of factor that will indicate to you that they may be cheaper than the rest of their competitors who have larger overhead costs.
Call around a few (maybe 5 or 6) companies, getting a good idea as to how much they think the move should cost you. Having a good idea as to how much stuff you need to fit in the van is essential, as you may well find that a cheap service for one trip could turn in to a very expensive day of various trips, due to bad planning. Most Van men will charge by the hour, while a few will give you a quote for the job, based on what you have, where you are and where you are going. If you know exactly the proximities of your move, then neither should be better than the other, but if there is any risk of traffic and the like, then it is sometimes nice to have the reassurance of being under the security of a fixed rate. Be aware however, that many companies will offer you a fixed rate that is much more expensive than certain hourly services. If you think a job will take an hour and a half, then the difference that traffic makes on a twenty pound an hour service isn’t going to be worth spending sixty quid on a fixed rate trip!
Google maps and directions can be very helpful, as they can give you instant estimates of the time it takes to drive somewhere, being aware of traffic hotspots and the time of day that you are traveling, especially in the city, is a great way to make sure that your trip is as quick and inexpensive as possible.
Make sure you pack everything carefully and that you have enough hands on board for the job to get everything done efficiently and safely, and you shouldn’t have any issues! We wish you a cheap and easy van removal to your new home!