If you live in a rental property or you just live the minimalist life, it can be tempting to hire a van and go it alone when it comes to moving day. It seems like a more affordable option and you have the freedom to move when you want, right?
While that may be true, lots of people think hiring a van is a good idea until they find themselves behind the wheel of an intimidating high top transit van or struggling down the stairs with that baby grand piano…
In some situations, it makes more sense to hire a man with a van instead. Here are just a few of the most important things to consider when choosing between the two options:
How confident do you feel about hiring and driving a van?
Van driving can be tricky if you’re not used to it. You’ll have height and width restrictions to think about and you’ll need to know how to manoeuvre without a rearview mirror.
Hire companies can also be meticulous about checking for damage. You’ll need to be extra careful when loading and unloading your belongings to guard against any scratching or denting — which can add unnecessary stress to an already stressful day.
Can you lift all of your belongings safely?
Unfortunately, not all of us can be muscle-bound bodybuilders. It can be easy to underestimate how tiring moving can be, even if you’ve only got a small move to contend with.
A man with a van will be trained in how to safely lift and load boxes and heavy goods — and could save you from doing damage to your belongings and yourself.
Do you have the right equipment?
If you want to make sure all of your possessions arrive safely (and that your hire can isn’t damaged), it’s a good idea to have protective blankets, ties, and other removal equipment to keep everything in place during the drive.
Of course, all of this comes with the extra expense. A man with a van will have all his own equipment, as well as being able to supply you with any additional packing materials you might need.
Do you have the time?
One big consideration when choosing between a van or a van and a man is: is the convenience worth it? A man with a van service might cost a bit more but it can save you endless time and stress on what can already be a very stressful day.
Hiring a man with a van will free you up on moving day, which can be especially invaluable if you’re busy with work or you’ve got kids or pets that you need to look after.
Sometimes an extra pair of hands can make all the difference, especially if those hands belong to a member of a specialist removals team. If you like the idea of a helping hand, check out our affordable man with a van service today.