Save Money by Hiring an Ilford Man and Van Service12 December 2015
When moving house there are so many hidden costs that you will need to be looking to save at every possible turn, or you may find that you regret moving in the first place! With fees for solicitors, agencies as well as deposits and whatever you paid to buy or rent your new place, the cash will be short even if you are particularly well off, so the last thing that you’ll be after is an expensive Ilford move. There are ways of cutting corners in every element of the move, but the most expensive part of any move is the hiring of a removals company. If your move to Ilford is small, then it is perfect feasible that you would be able to use a man and van service in order to get your things shifted. It may be that you do not need to use such a large service, and a man and van Ilford will suit your needs perfectly. If this is the case, then you are in luck, as man and van services can be very cheap if you know where to look and what to ask for.
To start, you only usually get one man with a man and van. This means that if you are not up to moving large furniture like sofas and other heavier items, you will need a friend who is pretty strong to help out. No single man, no matter how tough, will be able to lift certain items by himself, especially if there is any space restrictions like doorways or stairs. Be aware that some companies will offer the option of having another man come along with the van for an extra few quid an hour. Prices tend to start at an extra ten pounds per hour, but this can rack up if they have to travel with you, so be aware of your costs mounting. The best option is to get a friend to help you out, on the promise of a free meal, or a few drinks at the pub! When you have your team ready, you should make sure that all of your stuff is going to fit in to the van, as it may be the case that you are traveling quite far, and if this is so, then the costs of doing two trips may be rather high, especially if you are paying by the hour. If in doubt, hire the largest van that you can find, so that there are no nasty surprises at the last minute!
Getting the right quote will obviously depend on the size of the job, but if you look hard enough and shop around a bit, then you should be able to find a decent deal to suit your needs. If the job is a short one, then you can’t go too far wrong with the option of paying by the hour, and rates for these kinds of services start from fifteen pounds per hour at the lowest. Be aware that some drivers will charge a fee for the time it takes them to get to you, so use someone local to your area. Be aware as well, that often the rate per hour for journeys beyond a certain point will become more expensive, or even change in their system. For instance, one company charges twenty pounds per hour within London, but changes their rate to price per mile once you get beyond the M25.