If you’re moving up on the property ladder, or even just stepping onto the first rung, you’ll find there’s lots to organise and plan before you’re ready for the big move.

But although it’s exciting, buying a home can be an expensive matter and you may well be keen to keep costs to a minimum wherever possible. There are some costs that you simply can’t reduce, such as solicitor and agency fees, but when it comes to the price of removals, there’s room for negotiation.

You may have been planning on using a removals firm but hiring a man and van instead could be considerably cheaper, and there may actually be some advantages too.

Only pay for what you need

Removals firms are equipped to deal with house moves of all sizes and will have large lorries and vans capable of moving big loads. If you don’t have as much to move, this can mean paying for a much larger capacity than you strictly need.

If you decide to use man with a van services instead, you can search the market to find one with the capacity you need. There are all kinds of man and van services available, and if you only need a relatively small vehicle, you could save a bundle of cash compared to using full removal companies.


To make sure your goods move safely in transit, you’ll need to stash them securely, so plenty of sturdy boxes and packing material will be required.

It can be surprisingly expensive to source enough boxes and wrapping and you could find yourself shelling out a hefty sum of money simply to get your goods ready to be moved.

If you use a man and a van, you may be able to […]