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Moving houses tips anyone?

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
im moving soon does anybody have any tips on like whats the cheapest method to transfer the furniture to the new house. thanks
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I just hired a Ford Transit "Luton" Van with tail lift, it was the cheapest option, and then got a mate and family to help on the move day.
#2
Depends on how much furniture you have. I hired a Luton van and shifted it myself (got my dad to help withy carrying stuff right enough), but I don't have a massive amount of furniture.
#3
RickT
I just hired a Ford Transit "Luton" Van with tail lift, it was the cheapest option, and then got a mate and family to help on the move day.


SNAP!!
#4
civms47
SNAP!!


Great minds think alike!
#5
yup same here, i hired a big van and my dad drove it, depends how far you're moving i suppose
#6
Where do you live chickenman?
banned#7
I moved all my stuff in the back of my car
#8
I moved all my stuff in a plastic bag
#9
yep hire a van and get a mate or 2 to help, i hired a merc hi-top lwb....but would have been easier with a tail lift.

cost me £60 to hire the van for a day and £50 in diesel, that was to move 40miles away, just note that you will probably need a credit card with £500 pound spare on it( for deposit/chargeback) this was the only stumbling block for me
#10
It depends on how much big furniture you have and how far you are travelling, if you have a reasonable amount of furniture and moving locally you will be better off with a hire vehicle, but a long distance and lots of furniture would be best left to professionals.
Go to you local Van hire centre and see what size (and price) the vans are that you can drive on your licence, look at the space they have, go home and estimate how many journeys you would need to make then calculate how long it will take you (don't forget the loading, unloading and journey time), it's no good hiring a van for half a day if it's going to take a full day or a full day if it's going to take two days.
If you go for the hire vehicle ask to pick it up the day/evening before, you can then load it up ready to move first thing in the morning but remember to park where it's secure.
#11
FatRocker;8368936
I moved all my stuff in a plastic bag

Asda carrier bag? :lol:
#12
Do it yourself definitely, dont expect removal companies to look after your stuff,
banned#13
I hired a guy who advertised locally. Was a two man outfit and they did it all for £25 an hour, took 3 hours in total.

Sure we could have probably hired the same sized van for £50 and with petrol costs maybe saved a tenner or so in total but what's the point in busting your gut when someone else will do it for you. This guy also had all the straps and blankets, protective coverings etc in his van which you would have to provide yourself if you self-hired. They also did it in about half the time it would have taken me and another helper, they do them all the time so know all the tricks.

Movings stressful enough, get someone to do the heavy stuff for you :thumbsup:

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