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4 Step Guide to Hiring Out a Man and Van Service

When it comes to thinking about moving everything you’ve accumulated over the years from one property to another, the most common service to think of is a removal service. They will take care of all your loading and transport needs, but they will do so for a hefty price. Hiring out a removal company can cost you anywhere upwards of £150. Another transport option that springs to mind is to hire out your own vehicle. This too is costly; depending on what size of vehicle you need and how long you will need it for, hiring a vehicle out could cost you anywhere between £50 to £150. But a service that is not so common to think of is a Man and Van company. The will typically provide a 3.5 tonne vehicle and will charge around £15 an hour to hire out said vehicle. The service is perfect for local moves and for those moving from one small property into another, such as students. If this option appeals to you, let the guide below help you to hire out a Man and Van service near you. 1)    Find out how many possessions you have to moveThis is the first thing to do as it will give you a greater idea if hiring out a Man and Van service is right for you. To find out if all your items will fit in the Man and Van vehicle of choice – the 3.5 tonne van – you will need a rough estimate of the volume of all your possessions. The equation of volume is height x width x depth. You won’t need an exact measurement, rather just a rough idea to see whether transporting all your belongings in a 3.5 tonne van is feasible. To find out the volume of a 3.5 tonne van, simply use the internet or ring up Man and Van companies who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 2)    Phone around to see if their availability coincides with yoursAfter you’ve figured out whether a 3.5 tonne van is of suitable size for you, the next thing to do is to find out whether Man and Van companies have a slot open when you need it. You can do this on the internet for some Man and Van companies, but the most reliable way is to ring them up. If it turns out that they are not available when you need them, then it’s time to hang up the phone and find another company. You should, of course, say bye first before you hang up. 3)    Get multiple quotesOnce you’ve established the availability of a Man and Van company, it is the time to arm yourself with quotes from multiple companies. You shouldn’t accept the first quote you get – the chances are it won’t be the cheapest. Instead phone around many services, get as many quotes as possible and then, if you are trying to get the most bang for your buck, use those quotes to try and force down the prices. 4)    Check previous customer reviewsLike with every other industry, websites that compare the services of Man and Van companies exist and they do so to benefit you. They will have aggregated satisfaction scores from previous customers, as well as individual customer reviews. This will let you choose a balance between price and quality and reliability of service. It is not always best to hire the cheapest service, rather it is best to hire a reliable service. It’s not use paying a tenner an hour for a Man and Van service to have it turn up 2 hours late.