Making the Right Man and Van Decision

Published on Thursday, 14 November 2013

Making the Right Man and Van DecisionKnowing how to choose the right man and van is half the battle. The second half of the battle is calling round the reams of man and van companies that will be on the internet, no matter where you live. Essentially, the perfect man and van will be different for everyone, depending on their needs and move. You will know exactly what you are after when you set out on planning your move, as the plan will show you exactly how large a van you need, as you will have packed everything up. You will only really understand how much space you need in the van once you have packed everything up, so be sure to do this well in advance. The beauty of a man and van service over a larger removals firm is that you can book them a lot later, as they are a rather more flexible service. The fact of the matter is, if you are not sure of what you want, then you are at risk of getting things wrong, or over spending, so give the move some thought before you start your search.Man and van services come in all shapes, types and sizes, but the main difference will be in how you pay them. Some services will want to be paid by the hour, whilst others will be after a fixed quote. The hourly rate will almost always be cheaper in the instance that the move goes smoothly, however, the fixed quote will prevent any mishaps, like traffic or errors. If you feel like you are up to predicting how long your move should take, then you will be well set to ensure that you budget according to the hourly rule, and should be able to make some decent savings. If you are worried about the risk of getting stuck, then you will likely want to get a quote, as this way you are at least aware of what you are spending all the way through the move. Be aware that there are con artists out there, and that some drivers will be cheeky and ask for more on arrival and on seeing your items, but if you have told them what was there already, then they cannot do this, send them on their way, and they will likely agree to keep the price the same. You may find that some hourly payment services will offer an extremely low price in their adverts, but will then have extras that are added on for things that you likely expected to be included, like the driver helping you lift things, or an hourly fuel charge and such like. Be sure to ensure that you are not falling in to a trap when you book these services, and ask as many questions as you can in order to ensure that you are only paying what you expect to pay. It often seems like there are too many van services to make a decision on the right one for you. In actual fact, there are many van drivers that fall under the radar because they avoid advertising in the normal way. Word of mouth is an extremely effective tool for such services, so ask your friends and local establishments if they have a preferred service, you never know if you might find a cracker! If this does not throw up any results, you should look online and in your local adverts, as this will hopefully give you a list of reliable van services.