Moving out of your house can be a stressful process. Not only do you have a plethora of tasks to think of, including regaining your deposit, checking off your utilities and making sure that none of your items are left in your old house, but you also need to consider how you are going to be able to move your items from one place to the next. When you have a lot of items then you will need the correct transport to move it. However, you need to consider whether you should hire your own van or look into a removal service. Here are some ideas on when to use each of these services.
Advantages of Hiring your own Van
When it comes to hiring your own transport for moving your items, it can be lot of easier than looking into a removal team. Instead of having to rely on the schedule of others, you can focus on simply picking up the van, most vans being able to be driven without the need of an additional licence, before moving it to your house to grab your stuff to move on to the next destination. You can plan the entire move in one single trip or in multiple trips, depending entirely on how much you are willing to spend on petrol, and even use it to transport your children in either the back with the boxes or in the front with you.
These vans come in a plethora of sizes, from big to medium to small, so be sure to judge the moving contents before you pick your van. Look online for van size guides for advice, such as the Man and Van Size Guide, or be sure to choose the appropriate hiring service and make a list of the things you want to move. You can then ask for their advice on what size would be best for their transportation.
However, keep in mind that the service you are paying for is solely for driving the van. So, if you need any help with putting things in the van, you will have to ask some friends or family to help you.
Advantages of a Removal Service
Although a removal service is not as efficient in terms of time as a van hiring service, you can have a lot more help with the removal of your items. Your removal team are fully experienced with driving trucks, as well as with effectively stacking your boxes in a safe manner that ensures their survival on the journey head. This is perfect for long distance travel with fragile objects.
Removal companies will even offer a number of additional services, including packing and unpacking your boxes, assembling furniture and even supplying you with packaging material to ensure that they can either speed up your move or keep it moving efficiently. They understand that speed is vital to maintain their great service, but be warned that these tend to come at a premium, so they can cost more than simply hiring a van out for your journey.