If you don’t have much to move and feel that it wouldn’t be wise to hire a removal van but that at the same time just packing everything into your car isn’t a feasible option, hiring a man and van will provide you with the perfect solution. These companies consist of hard working, cheery and friendly teams of house movers, and more often than not their services are far cheaper to hire than those from specialist removal companies. So if you’ve made your decision or are thinking of hiring a man and a van team, take these points into consideration, do your research, ask the right questions and then book the company of your choice.
1. Leave yourself plenty of time to find the right company.
Start doing your research and investigating companies that you like the look of weeks before your actual moving date. Don’t leave this important task to the last minute, because the top rated companies out there are often booked up for weeks at a time, so do your homework sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
2. Make sure that you know exactly what you’re paying for.
When the company you call gives you a price estimate for your job, ask them exactly what it is that you’ll be paying for. Yes, you’ll be paying for the service and the labour costs, fuel costs for the moving vehicle etc. But if there are any other costs that you feel you could cut or reduce by doing some work yourself, make sure that you discuss this with the company. Although you may not necessarily feel like getting stuck in and doing some hard grafting on moving day, if it means that they knock some money of the price of the whole job because they don’t have to send out an extra pair of hands, you might consider it.
3. Communicate with your team throughout the process.
When you book with a company, don’t just stop all communication until the actual moving day. Keep the company up to date about any changes to your plans. If you need to alter the time or date of your move, they’ll need to know this. If you suddenly want to take, for instance, a double bed with you that wasn’t on the list when they gave you a price estimate, they’ll need to know this. It’s not convenient for any company if you need to change your plans, so if need to for any reason, make sure you communicate this to them as and when you know so that they can begin making plans to accommodate the changes wherever possible.
4. Packing wisely, ask the company if there’s anything you can do to make their job easier.
Certain companies may prefer it if you’d pack a certain way. It’s not going to be the end of the world if you don’t, but packing and preparing your items for the move in a way that would help your team of movers will keep everyone happy and reduce the time spent faffing around on moving day. For example, if the company has sent someone round to your house to evaluate the task, they’ll know what items you’re planning to take with you. You can therefore ask them what they’re planning on putting into the van first, so that you can make sure that these items are closest to the door which will enable the team to get started right away. Anything that you can do to help will make a big difference!