A nice, empty apartment awaits you, but there’s just one problem you still have to get all of your stuff over there. Unless you have friends or family with large vans or trucks who are willing to help out, chances are you’re going to have to rent one from a company such as U-Haul. Demand for these vehicles is always high, especially between April and October, so its always a good idea to book out a van or truck several weeks in advance. Wait until the last minute and you might discover they don’t have any trucks available, and if they do, they might not be available during the time you had hoped to make the move.
Hiring a moving truck or man with a van or other self-drive transport enabling you to move your house contents is one of the most popular moving alternatives available due to its low cost.
Moving truck and van rental prices are often seasonal, cheap rates can often be obtained in the winter months, that said you are always advised to book in advance to minimize your overall costs and avoid disappointment.
The former point is sound course of action however you must also make sure that you book with an ensured house moving date in mind.
Reputable moving truck or van man companies will make moving equipment available to you for hire such as pads and dollies.
Also reputable company will offer man with a van services including the following:
Choice of service level
Full packing / unpacking
Insurance cover to suit
Available at short notice
Reliable and Punctual
Friendly and Efficient Service
Home visit for personal quote
Pay attention on the following:
The date - Book your removal as soon as you can confirm dates and times.
The new home - A map showing your new address and a contact telephone number is always helpful.
Who to tell - Apart from relatives and friends , there are a lot of people with a vested interest in your whereabouts. You'll find some of them on the check list.
System furniture - This can be difficult! In theory you are supposed to be able to dismantle and re-assemble most system furniture. In practice, it never goes together again so well and can't be covered by insurance. You can move it complete but joints may loosen.
Package and box - as much as possible, for speedy loading, protection, easy trolleying, and secure, tidy stacking on the van
If you are going to move yourself, hiring a self drive vehicle (van) is more economical and practical to move your belongings than using friends and families cars, fully loaded.
When choosing a vehicle from a man and van company you need to consider exactly what you need to transport. Bear in mind that the bigger the vehicle, the more expensive it will be, the driving license requirements will be different and the fuel costs will go up.
Ask the company offering man with a van services about their charges so you know exactly what you are paying for. A lot of companies charge for mileage after a fixed allowance. The allowance can range from as little as 50-150 miles. After this some companies often charge from 8-12p a mile. This will increase your hire cost dramatically, so work out how many miles you will be traveling and how many trips you will be making. If you predict that you will use more than the allowance, it may be best to choose a company that offers unlimited mileage- then you won't have any hidden cost to pay for when you return the van.