Man with Van Hire - Everything You Need to Know

Hiring a man with van can be the best or worst decision you'll make when planning a delivery or house move. 

That's because the level of service offered by the 1000's of small companies differs so much from one to the next.

The best are really good! But beware, the worst are awful!

Good man with a van companies offer;

  1. Low costs - That's because they don't have large overheads and most work from home.
  2. Flexibility - Many man with a van businesses will collect and deliver after hours, or even a specific prearranged time. This is particularly handy when buying large items on eBay or Craigslist and then trying to arrange it to be collected from a seller who works during the day and who is only home in the evenings.
  3. Loading and unloading expertise - Their experience in getting that awkward sofa through the door and down the staircase, then making it all fit into the van will save you time and plenty of frustrations.

This site offers the best tips for self movers, as well as business owners and new startups.

Man with Van businessesTypes of man+van work

Advice from an Ex Man with Van who's Done Over 2,400 Moves and eBay Deliveries

  • CHEAP QUOTES - How to get cheap quotes but still get the service you pay for.
  • Will He Pitch Up?  How to find reliable companies who won't let you down at the last minute!
  • WHAT SIZE VAN?Use my size estimators to calculate van size required
  • SCAMSAvoiding the scams that many fly by night operators use to extract more cash than quoted.
  • FALSE REVIEWS - Spotting false 5 star reviews on many man and van websites. 
  • HOW TO PACKIncluding box size advice with pictures. MAKING YOUR MOVE EASIER - What's expected of YOU on moving day and what you can do 2 weeks before your move day.
  • HOW I STARTED A MAN AND VAN BUSINESS - For those thinking of starting a man and van business, learn how I began part time and how I grew my man and van company into one of Kent's best known small moving and delivery companies!
  • PLUS much more...including my own pictures and videos!

For People Looking For a Man with a Van

If you're after help with a self move, or perhaps trying to arrange an ebay collection of a large item etc, then please go to the users section of my site.

For Business Owners and Startups

If you own a man with van business, or thinking of setting one up, then this is the section of my site where we can network, share experience, and seek advice. I aim to include a forum section here that will allow engagement from others in the business already.