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Finding a Man and Van Service is Easy

When you are doing a smaller move, for a flat or a small house, you will likely be well aware that you do not really need to hire a large scale removals company. There are great deals to be had with man and van companies, and in towns and cities there will be plenty of them around. If you are doing a small local move, and sticking to your borough, you can often  find a service that charges very little per hour for smaller jobs, but if you are doing a longer move, then you may well want to try a larger company who can give you an overall quote for the whole job. In a way it all comes down to the job, and how well you know the issues that you face. From traffic to van size, if you are aware of what you are facing, you can make decisions as to how you go about getting your stuff moved. If you are not certain as to these factors, have a look through some hints and tips on what may occur whilst you are moving with a man and van service.In most instances, there are two different types of man and van service. The smaller more independent service will want payment on an hourly basis, which will lead to potential savings, but will not cover you against unseen delays. The other type of service will give you an overall quote, so that there are no hidden costs, which will usually be from larger companies that have fleets of vans, or even removals companies that offer man and van services. So which one is for you? The smaller service will usually offer a massively reduced rate for remaining in the area that they are based, to encourage local business, and to protect against the long drive home from a different area. This can be really useful if you are only moving a couple of blocks, and this is often how people who use man and van services will be utilizing them. If your move is a little longer however, then you can easily find a company who will give you a quote that will assure that there is no risk of you over spending. Longer moves, especially in towns and cities, will come with a high risk of traffic, which will always result in your hourly rate being distorted from the reality of the job. An overall quote will protect against this, just ensure that you confirm beforehand as to the price, so that they cannot try to up the price at the last minute!Once you are set on your method of transport and price plan, you should look at how much you need to move, and how large the van is. It can be difficult to know how much you have in terms of actual measurements, and if you are worried then you should measure up the largest items in order to get a good idea of the fit. If you have a long sofa for instance, check that the doors will actually be able to close with it in the van, as otherwise you may get stuck outside your flat with a load of furniture and no way to move it! If you feel like all of this is a bit much of a hassle, then you could easily look in to getting a car hire account that includes a van. With this you can rent a van anytime you want, and it will work out cheaper if you do it often!