Drivalia Vans Guide to Moving Home

Planning on moving home? Check out this guide and find out all of the information that you need to know about moving home. The average Brit moves home 8 times in their lifetime so we feel it is our duty to make sure you are fully prepared for the move.

1. Hiring Your Drivalia Van

Hire a van with Drivalia and you’ll be sure to get a great price, which is perfect for you as you will currently be going through a costly situation.

Also, you can save plenty of time by doing it yourself rather than using a removal service!

We have just the right van for you to hire for the big move, our Luton c/w Tail Lift Van, a large van with huge boot space and a tail lift at the rear end for loading and unloading heavier items like furniture.

Store all of your belongings in the Luton Van and unload them with ease at your new home. Check out our cheap rates and flexible hiring terms on our Luton Van!

2. Van Choice and Timescale

If you’re moving your belongings yourself, start by hiring the right size van – too small and you may need to make a few journeys, too big and you may have problems parking (please take a minute to view our van range).

It’s often cheaper to book vans on weekdays (Monday – Wednesday are our cheapest rates).

But if you move at the weekends you may be able to make the most of our multi-day and weekend special hire rates.

Parking and permits, arrange a parking space for the Drivalia hire van and ensure you get any permits that may be required, parking & even for your local tip for any unwanted rubbish left behind.

3. Packing

Use moving house as an opportunity to sort out your possessions. Throw away your rubbish and separate items that can be given to friends or charity shops, even make yourself some £ by selling your unwanted goods at a car “boot”.

Get boxes and if required Drivalia could even supply a sack truck (trolly) for help with any heavy loads.

Start early. Packing always takes longer than anticipated, particularly when you start reminiscing over old photographs stored in the attic or you realise that you need to dismantle the wardrobe to get it downstairs.

Pack important documents together, such as birth and marriage certificates, and keep them in a safe place.

Don’t forget your new keys will need to be collected (label all existing keys for the new occupant).

4. Who to Notify Checklist

If you’re moving house, it’s important to inform the relevant people of your departure.

Use our handy checklist to ensure no one is forgotten.

Hopefully, we have helped cover some things here to help with your move, all we ask is for you to return the Drivalia van when agreed (if you still require the van please call us to extend your rental period- this must be in advance of your end time).

Please don’t forget to take all your things out and ensure the van is left in a tidy condition for the next “home mover”.

Here at drivaliavans.co.uk we wish you a safe forward journey.