When you’re moving home, relocating your business’ office, or you need to deliver a large, bulky item like a fridge or sofa, you need two things. Firstly, you need a vehicle large enough to transport your item or items from where they are to where they need to be. And secondly, you need an extra pair of hands to help with the lifting and the unloading.
In short; you need man and van hire.
The more awkward readers amongst you will now be asking “why not just get a friend to help, and tie the couch to the top of my car?”
There are four main reasons that you shouldn’t just ask a mate, and instead spend a few quid on hiring a man and van. So before you come to a decision, read on.
Reason One: It’s cheaper than you think
The only real reason we can think of to not hire some help when moving is the price. Surely getting someone to drive out to your home or office, load up all of your belongings, drive over to your new premises and help you unload will cost an arm and a leg?
Well, actually, it won’t. Man and van hire can start from as little as £25 – which isn’t a great deal of money when you’re dropping tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of pounds on a new office building or family home.
And, when you choose to invest a few extra quid in a man and van, you’ll get these three other great benefits too.
Reason Two: Experience is Always Useful
It might not seem like the most complicated task in the world, but moving large items or large quantities does require skill and application. You need to know how to make the most of the space you have, how to load and unload a van in the most efficient way possible, and how to move heavy objects without risking injury.
Your mate Steve doesn’t have this knowledge and experience. The man and van you should hire does. And it’s going to save you time and effort in the long run (but more on that later).
Reason Three: Local Knowledge Comes in Handy
If you’re moving to a new area, you can add hours of worry and a few grey hairs to your head. Because if you don’t know the layout of the roads, the speed traps and the inevitable one way systems, a short drive down the motorway can turn into a bit of a Greek Odyssey.
So hire someone with local knowledge. They’ll get you there in record time, and you won’t have to worry whether or not your first post to your new location will be a ticket or fine.
Reason Four: Less Stress, Fewer Favours
Finally, the best reason we could think of to hire a professional is this. If you get a friend to help, you’re going to owe them a favour. And a favour like that is never going to be lending them a fiver. It’s going to be a 4am airport pickup, babysitting a cat for a fortnight, or even (in the worst case imaginable) helping them move home.
Don’t risk it. Save yourself the stress and avoid any nasty favours. Just get someone who knows what they’re doing, and you’ll be able to sit back and relax in no time.
You’ll be glad you did.