When it comes to moving house, people do get apprehensive as they don’t know what to expect.Some may seek advice while others choose to trust their own instinct. The most affordable option to take is to find a van service through which you can move your household furniture and items. However, there are many factors to take into consideration. The first thing you need to know is what type of service you will get when using a van to move. The man with a van should be reliable and trustworthy to warrant you hiring him, and your items should also be transported in a safe and secure vehicle. Here are some things to look out for:
Study the vehicles to make sure that the one of your choice can carry all your items in one trip – or two at most. In other words, you are better off hiring a van that can carry all your items with some space to spare than getting one that cannot carry one and requires you to do multiple trips which will add to the cost of transport. If not, you will have to overload the van and you risk paying a hefty fine to the authorities for doing this. Also, make sure that the van is in good running condition to avoid any time consuming breakdowns along the way.
By doing research prior to hiring a van, you will know what type of items that the service can carry. You do not want to hire a van that will not carry all your items as it does not meet all your needs and requirements. This also includes the volume of items that can be carried on one trip.
Gather information about the person driving the van and the profile of the company that you are hiring the van from. If it is a private individual, be sure to carry out some sort of background check on the person concerned to make sure your items are safe and secure.
Learn about the charges in advance. Charges could be based on time or distance. In case of the former, the van driver should be on time without causing any unnecessary delays to earn more money unfairly. In fact, you should monitor the driver to ensure that there are no such delays during the transportation of your items. Unfortunately, traffic jams can cause delays. Ensure that the shortest or least busy route is used in such a situation.
Get a price quotation before moving house or office to know if it fits into your budget. Agree on the price and confirm that there are no hidden charges after the job is done. The price should be inclusive of labor, fuel and waiting time. Once you have agreed on the rate, let him issue you with an invoice prior to final delivery and a receipt afterwards. This will help you avoid any complications once the moving is complete.
Using these tips will ensure that everything runs smoothly on moving day.