If you’re moving house, the chances are you’re looking to save some money along the way – moving is one of the most expensive and stressful things you’ll ever do. Whether you are moving from a studio or one bed apartment, or from a large dethatched house with a swimming pool and pool house, hiring a man and van service can work out far more affordable than paying for the services of a larger removal company. Furthermore, with so many of these services popping up across London (and other major UK cities), it’s never been easier to find one near you, yet never been more difficult to assess their quality, reliability and insurance coverage. Choose the best Man and Van London has to offer and your move will be a comparative dream. Choose badly and the nightmare just got a whole lot more Freddie Krueger. But how do you know which service to choose? Here are some pointers to guide you along the way.
Check out their prices
This is key when hiring a man and van service. Many websites will allow you to request a quote, or will offer a fixed fee service to certain destinations. Always check what this includes – is it based on a certain mileage and if you go over will you be charged extra? Many services are run by the drivers themselves or are small, family businesses, so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and ask for a quote – they’re usually very friendly.
Have a look at the website
Whilst some services have a very basic website, you should be able to get any extra information you might need here – they’ll usually show the type of van used and its dimensions, so you can figure out whether there will be enough space for your belongings.
Give them a call
If you have any questions about the service, drivers, the type of assistance provided and whether or not there will be enough space in the van for your boxes, give the company a call. It’s often easier to sort these details out over the phone rather than back and forth emails – and you’ll be able to ask as many questions as you like, hopefully resulting in a booking.
Last minute moves
Many man and van services in the city are fairly flexible and can often offer last minute moves or deliveries. If you’ve recently moved into a new property and have bought some second hand furniture, but don’t have a car to collect it, you can book a man and van service to pick it up for you at a very reasonable rate! It helps to be organised and book your removal as far in advance as possible, as man and van services are quite often busy – particularly around peak periods such as summer and the start of university terms, when many students utilise their value for money services.
Choosing the best man and van service doesn’t have to be an impossible task – just hunt around until you find the best deal.