Moving house is counted among one of the most stressful life events to be encountered; however, Signature Van Hire
are here to assist at each turn and qualm any moving stresses.
First and foremost, when moving, hiring a self-drive van is hugely economical and practical, particularly when compared to the alternative of fully loading cars and conducting countless journeys in order to transport a household of possessions. Choosing the right van is, of course, a very important part of this process and will largely depend on the exact makeup of what you are transporting. The Signature Van Hire team are always on hand to assist you in this process and explain exactly how your driving licence requirements will vary according to the vehicle you require.
The Transit Luton Van
is the most popular choice when our clients move home, thanks to the large capacity and easy loading capabilities of the van. Packed carefully, it can hold the contents of a one bedroom flat – rather impressive, hey? A top tip is to load the heaviest items first, followed by larger items packed carefully around the outside edges. Work your way towards the centre when loading as opposed to working from the centre outwards. Ensure items are packed in as tightly as possible and secured with straps where necessary to stop anything moving around once the drive begins.
Utilise the task of moving as an opportunity to organise the possessions you have built up over the years; throw away older items no longer needed and pass on older clothes no longer worn to a charity shop. This will enable you to de-clutter and avoid filling your new place with unnecessary items. Be sure to buy good, strong boxes in advance and save newspaper to wrap any delicate items.
Remember, too, that vans do drive differently; thus, it may be sensible and advisable to take a small practice run or demonstration of the van with one of our Signature Van Hire experts, to ensure you are completely comfortable and aware of all controls. Keep eyes above you when on the roads, too, as the van will be considerably taller than your normal vehicle of choice, requiring vigilance on your part in ensuring the van is able to pass through any road obstacles, such as bridges, easily. Blind spots are larger in vans, again calling for greater vigilance when driving to spot all other moving traffic around you as you drive. Finally, once on the road and particularly when the van is fully loaded, corners need to be taken slowly and carefully to transport the van safely around bends, for instance. Or simply use our van and man service
and let him do all the heavy lifting and driving!
Be sure to utilise the excellent Signature services and assistance available when requiring self-drive van hire; in the case of moving home, the Signature team will constantly endeavour to make the journey as simple and easy as possible for you, as well as providing the highest quality, high-specification vans at competitive prices. Make your Marque
with Signature Van Hire