Stress free Man and Van Service
If you are moving a small office or a few household items, it is more affordable to engage a man and van London service. There are some advantages of using the Man and Van London service. It is more flexible, easier to call and pack, and easier to fit into many parking lots. But a smooth move using man and van services is only possible if you know what is to be done and how to do it. There are a few tips on how to make it smooth for everyone around.
It makes loading the van easier when items are placed for easy loading in a smoother and quicker way. Place the item boxes in a room near the entrance such that it is a short distance to the van. Categorise the items for easy handling.
- Awkward items include mirrors, chest of drawers, standing lamps, frames etc.
- Boxed and packed items like suitcases and regularly shaped packing boxes
- Bags, holdalls and other containing items
Packing the boxes
Items should not be overstuffed in packing boxes. If an item does not fit into a box, it is better to bubble-wrap it separately. Avoid items that are protruding from the box and pose a risk to the person hefting the boxes.
When a cardboard box is overloaded, the bottom will give way when it is overloaded. It is also a risk to the person lifting the box as it can cause back strain and damage. Packing boxes should be loaded such that they can be easily lifted by any person who comes with the man and van London service. Packing boxes that are slightly heavier can be reinforced at the bottom with duct tape.
Irregular shaped items
Some items will not fit into regular packing boxes. You can put these in refuse plastic bags, suitcases or rucksacks. If plastic bags are to be used, the thick type should be used to avoid tearing when lifted,
Any self-assembly furniture should be dismantled before the van arrives. All pieces should be taped together to avoid jingling and sliding about. All bolts and nuts should be in a bag and labelled such that they are easily identified.
The fridge/freezer should be emptied and cleared at least 48 hours before moving day. Perishable food should be disposed, the fridge cleaned and dried.
It is important to know beforehand the parking arrangements at your destination. Unsure arrangements can lead to timewasting at the destination and higher charges.