Man and van services are great for when you are doing a small flat move, as they are cheap, easy and for the most part, pretty efficient for your needs. You may think that when doing an international move, you will not need the services of a man and van firm, as their abilities are slightly less than your needs. You would be forgiven for thinking as such, but when it comes to shipping certain things, a man and van may well be perfect for your needs if you are doing an international move to Turin. Getting your items to the shipping depot, no matter what form of shipping is being undertaken, will require transport of some kind, so why shell out on a larger removals service for a smaller run, when you could save money with a man and van type service! There are a few things to look out for when hiring a man and van service, so it is best to have a look at those various factors that you should keep in mind when you are hiring a man and van service for your international move to Turin.
First off, the best places to find a man and van are in the least obvious places! You will often find that smaller services that do not have the budgets for websites or advertising will be the ones who offer the lowest prices in order to get ahead of their competition. For this reason, you should have a look at the local free adverts in the papers, which will be full of ads for smaller companies who are looking to work for those in the area for a lot cheaper than the larger companies. In the same vein, you should look on classifieds sites for smaller companies who are in the same type, as well as lower down the google listings, as this is where you will find the best prices. In London, the cheapest services will usually start at around £15 per hour, but you will find that the rates differ quite widely across the country, so do not take this is verbatim.
You will find that a man and van service will potentially charge in different ways depending on the company. You will come across those who require a price per hour, and those who charge a flat fee for the whole job. In most cases, the rate per hour will be cheaper than a flat fee, but with the hourly cost, you will have no insurance against any issues like traffic or anything taking longer than you expected. If you are well acquainted with the job, you should be able to get a good rate for your job on the hourly costing, but if you are at all worried about things going wrong and your costs spiraling, then getting an overall price for the work can be the best way to go.
Remember to plan carefully to reduce the amount of time that you use the man and van for, as this will lower your hourly costs considerably. Having everything outside and ready for when the man and van to arrive is one way of doing this, and having the right amount of people around to help out is another.