3 Things to Know Before Hiring a Man With a Van

We hope your to-do list is compiled by now for your big move because you know there is plenty to accomplish ahead of pulling up the stakes and moving on to the next chapter in life. With all the anxiety and stress, you need a company you can trust to handle the heavy lifting of moving.

Enter A Man With A Van. Our moving company stops at nothing to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. We think of everything, so you do not have to. 


However, a move comes with so many things to do first. We are here to help you get on a path to hire us for that move. So, here are a few things to remember before hiring A Man With A Van.

1 – Have A Plan in Place Before You Move

When hiring a moving company, it is crucial to have a plan. You need to know what you’re moving, where it’s going, and how you get it there. Otherwise, you could end up paying for services you don’t need.

A moving plan allows you to put pen to paper and decide your priorities when moving. Of course, the first thought on this plan should be a list of items you want to move. This aspect gives you a chance to take inventory of your home and take the opportunity to pare it down. 


The moving plan should also have a detailed breakdown of where items will be placed in your new domicile. This idea will help you stay organized and help the movers stay on task.

Make sure that you’re prepared for the move as well. Have all of your paperwork in order and know what to expect on moving day. Your moving day should reduce the possibility of headaches whenever possible.

A plan gives you and your movers a sequence of events to follow. Following the plan will reduce stress and anxiety and allow your move to go off without a hitch.

2 – Know What Type of Mover to Hire

If you’re planning a move, you’re probably wondering which type of mover is right for you. Should you hire a full-service mover? A Labor-only mover? Or just rent a truck and do it yourself?

The answer depends on a few factors, including the size and scope of your move, your budget, and your own physical ability to do the heavy lifting.


Here’s a quick rundown of the different types of movers and when it makes sense to use them:

  • Full-service movers 

As the name suggests, full-service movers will take care of every aspect of your move, from packing up your belongings to loading them onto the truck to driving to your new home and unloading everything. They’ll even reassemble any furniture that needs disassembly for the move.

Full-service movers are a great option if you don’t have much time, or if you just would rather not deal with the annoyance of packing and moving all your things yourself. Be prepared to pay for their services – full-service movers typically charge by the hour, with rates varying depending on the time of year and the size of your home.

  • Labor-only movers

If you’re planning to rent a truck and do the driving yourself, you can still hire labor-only movers to do the heavy lifting. They’ll load your belongings onto the truck, then unload them at your new home.

Labor-only movers can be a good option if you’re on a tight budget or if moving a short distance. Be aware that you’ll still need to do the packing yourself – labor-only movers don’t typically offer packing services.

  • Do-it-Yourself 

couple moving their boxesAs the name suggests, this option involves doing the entire move yourself, from packing up your belongings to loading them onto the truck to driving to your new home and unloading everything.

Do-it-yourself moves are typically only an option for local moves, as long-distance moves require a lot of planning and coordination. And even for local moves, they’re not for everyone – you’ll need to be physically able to do the heavy lifting, and you’ll need to have a friend or family member who can help you out.


If you’re planning a move, take some time to research your options and decide which type of mover is right for you. Full-service movers can take care of everything, but they’re also the most expensive option. Labor-only movers can save you some money, but you’ll still need to do the packing yourself. And if you’re up for it, a do-it-yourself move can be a great way to save money – be sure you’re physically able to handle the move and a good plan is already in place.

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3 – Know Your Budget

When hiring a moving company, it is paramount to know your budget. Being aware of budgetary constraints will help you avoid overspending and ensure you receive the best possible value for your money.

There are a few different things to consider when budgeting for your move. First, you’ll need to determine the size of your move. This will help you determine how many hours of labor you’ll need and how much it will cost to rent a truck or van.

Next, you’ll need to factor in the cost of packing materials. Boxes, tape, and bubble wrap can add up quickly, so factor that into your budget.

Finally, you’ll need to consider the cost of your actual move. This includes the cost of fuel, tolls, and any other fees associated with your move.


By knowing your budget, you can avoid overspending and ensure you receive the best possible value for your money. Moving can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. By being mindful of your budget, you can make your move as stress-free and affordable as possible.


When hiring A Man With A Van, it is valuable to have a plan in place to ensure a smooth transition. By having a plan, you can be sure that your belongings will be taken care of and that the move will go as smoothly as possible.

With Transport Executive, we’ll make sure that your move will be smooth and stress-free.

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Anthony King

I'm Anthony King, founder and CEO of Transport Executive. I've spent the last 5 years writing, taking care of my dogs, and enjoying life as it should be. I'm also a beer enthusiast by trade and a wine connoisseur. You can learn more about me and the company here.