Moving house by yourself can seem daunting - but it doesn't need to be. Simply put, you need to:
Follow the simple steps in this guide and save hundreds of pounds by doing your own house removals - without getting stressed out.
Consider making more than one trip with a smaller van if distances are short and you're more comfortable driving a small van. It can also make access and loading much easier.
If it comes to a choice between a regular panel van and a Luton van, go with the Luton. It's wide, square shape makes it easier to fit furniture in efficiently - that's why most small removals companies use these vans.
However, the load floor in a luton is higher off the ground than a panel van, so you may want to make sure your Luton has a tail lift. Or find some strong friends to help.
Buy or acquire plenty of strong packing boxes in advance.
Online packing stores sell complete sets for quite low prices, saving you hunting at the last minute.
Drawers provide excellent storage. To load a chest of drawers, remove all the drawers and carry them out separately.
Then reinsert them and tie them closed or push them against the side of the van - otherwise they will come open when you're driving.
It's well worth spending 10 minutes after you have finished loading making sure nothing can move once you set off.
Driving a modern van is quite easy - almost too easy.
Remember to keep your speed down on twisty sections - that way you'll avoid breakages.
Decide in advance what order to unpack in.
Then do one room at a time until you are finished.
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