Firstly search for a man and van service not a removal company although Removal Company’s offer a man and van service you will find you get the best price from a self-employed man and van service in general. When requesting your student removal quote let them know you are a student because you may be eligible for discount.
To keep the cost down further and if you are fit and able when booking inform the man and van service that you are willing to load and unload the van yourself. The man and van will pack the back of the van to make sure everything is secure in transit. If your belongings are upstairs tell man and van that you will have them on the ground floor and when they arrive at the delivery address, everything will be going to the ground floor as stairs can increase the quote. If you have been drinking the night before or if your physically not able please state when booking.
Prior to your move to save money on removal boxes visit you local supermarket or grosser who will be more than happy to supply you. An ideal box for a student move is a banana box which is strong and sturdy and good for packing books. A general rule for packing is to put lighter items in bigger boxes and heavy items in smaller boxes. If you are moving any awkward items like bicycles or timpani drums for example or extremely heavy items please inform when requesting a removal quote.
If your living in a shared house, living in halls of residents or have friends locally and they are moving try and incorporate there student moves with yours thus keeping the cost down by sharing the van. If you are moving long distant like from Manchester to London and you know any other students moving roughly the same destinations then it does make economic sense to share the removal van also if you are traveling a long distance by train ask if you can travel in the vehicle a lot of the time the driver will be glad of the company in the van which can make the journey go a lot quicker.
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