There are some things that you just couldn’t do alone, and moving is one of them. Sure, you can load up your own truck and head out to a new city. But unless you’ve got your own moving truck, all the time in the world, and unlimited funds, some help may be in order in one way or another. This is doubly true when it comes to moving between cities in the United Kingdom. The cost to move out of your city on your own, with continuous back and forth trips, can add up to an ungodly amount if you’ve got your standard SUV. Take into account the bed, dressers, tables, etc. Eventually, you’re going to need a man with a van, or at the very least a friend with a truck. Either way, getting things moved to another city, by nature, isn’t easy. Here are some tips to make the process as stress-free and efficient as humanly possible.
Get A Van
The first thing you’re going to need is a man with a van. Find a van big enough to fit two or three large pieces of furniture and some boxes in between the spaces. You’ve got to make the best out of these trips, especially if they’re far. Plan it out so you know exactly what you can fit in the space you pay for, and how many trips back and forth you’ll need. If you’re not entirely sure where to find a van, the best you can find here in the U.K. is probably going to be Transport Executive. They’ve got a straightforward user interface and competitive rates for any size van you may be looking for.
Shipping Overseas Or By Freight
If you’re moving out of the country, it starts to get a bit difficult. Depending on the size of the items you’re trying to haul overseas. You most likely go-to would have to be a shipping container. This, of course, will take months of planning ahead, and you’ll have a massive leeway time in between shipping and actual moving in due to the time it takes to haul a shipping container across the ocean. If you’re moving relatively close, there are train options and service couriers that take large individual pieces. They’re priced according to dimensions and weight. And if you’ve got boxes and the means to disassemble the furniture yourself, it’s probably best to ship pieces anyway.
Ship And Pack
If you’re strapped for time, you can combine the two methods of shipping, and hiring a van. Take the pieces that you think would fair best on a train or a boat, and take the rest via the van you hired. These are all viable options while moving to a new city. This is the costliest option available, but the benefits greatly outweigh the cost when you factor in time and ease of transport. You can easily do a quick move when combining multiple methods.
Getting your furniture to a new city is just a matter of time, cash, and the size of your vehicle. Depending on how much lead time you have, you can make it a leisurely part of your routine, or you’ll have to haul and ship in record time. The best is, like most things, somewhere in the middle. But regardless, be sure to set and secure the very basics. And if you’re unsure of what size van to get, the answer is always the larger one.