Thanks Andy, we couldn't have moved house in a day without you" - Erica Oliver

Whether you’re moving home or needing to make a trip to the landfill, a man & van service can spell the difference between disaster and quiet success. With that said, when do you really need to employ a man & van, and on top of this, to what extent should you employ them?

While it’s popular to have a driver, maybe one or two helpers, and the van itself, there are more options available to consumers that you may not know about. For example, did you know that you can employ a full team of 4-8 helpers that will do all the heavy lifting, packaging, and moving for you? Were you aware that you can just hire a van and drive it yourself?

The choices differ between companies, but it’s generally a given that there is more than one choice available to you that may accommodate your needs better than the typical package deal. Still, do you need the service? Check out these 4 signs you should keep an eye on that tell you whether or not you should get some help.

1) Did you hesitate before lifting something?

You just walked into a room, took a deep breath, and had a peek at what you would need to lift into the back of your truck or maybe your car if it’s big enough. Did you hesitate? Get a man & van to help you out. An extra helper can make all the difference between something back-breaking and something reasonable to accomplish.

2) Need to make more than three trips?

If you’re moving house or a lot of stuff to another destination, you might try and fit as much as you can into your car or truck and see how many trips it will take to move everything. If you’ve done your calculating and it’s over three trips, you might want to consider renting a van. A bit costly, sure, but think about how much money you’ll spend on fuel for your car or truck, especially if your destination is a fair bit away.

3) Pressed for time?

Moving your possessions can take a long time if you have a lot to move or if a lot of it is disorganized. Packaging everything, taking inventory, and figuring out how you want things to fit together can all contribute to the length of time it takes to move. You guessed it, if you don’t have very much time, it might be a good idea to let the professionals handle it for you.

4) No clue where to start?

You have to move. You have things that need to be moved. Alright, that’s a good start, but what comes next? Not sure? Well, save yourself the trouble  of sitting down and trying to figure it out when you can just hire a man & van service and have them step you through the process with the added benefit of them doing most of the work for you.