Using man and van removals is preferred when moving a small house or office. It is easy to engage a man and van service, and it is versatile enough to fit into different small parking spaces and streets. If cost is a concern, as it should be, there are ways to save on money when engaging a man and van service. How can you do this?
Get rid of the junk
The bigger the size of the van you need, the higher you will pay. If you have accumulated junk over the years, it will add to the volume and hence cost. As much as you want to keep stuff for sentimental purposes, it is better to get rid of it. Sort through the junk for what can be kept and what you need to dump.
Use second hand packing boxes
Packing boxes are very momentary. You will only need them for a few hours. You don’t need new packing boxes to move your stuff. Second hand boxes are readily available in liquor stores, bookshops and supermarkets. Buy them or ask the man and van removal service to bring some along.
Compare price quotes
The first price quote you get could be the highest or the lowest. Whatever the price is, confirm before you commit. Look at several price quotes before settling on the service that you can afford. Pick at least three price quotes and compare. Choose what you need, not necessarily on price but the whole package.
The way you pack can make your load voluminous or fit well in the van that you choose. Packing early will give you the time to make the packing more compact. Use a checklist to pick what is to go into which box. Stuff that is not needed should be packed early and get out of the way.
Pick a right sized van
Pick the man and van removals according to the load that you have. While it is advisable to pick a van that can carry all the stuff in one go, picking a size that is unnecessarily larger than you need pushes up the cost needlessly. Choose the size of the van carefully.
Look at the review sites
Review sites are good for checking out the reputation of the man and van removals service before you make a commitment. What are past customers saying? Did they get satisfactory service? How helpful was the team that came with the van? How friendly was the billing?