Getting a van booked is the first step that you’ll need to take. This is a really simple but critical task. Remember to plan ahead and allow a few weeks to guarantee that you’ll get the exact vehicle you want, on the day that you need. Put some thought into what will be the right size van for your job. If in doubt, book something bigger than what you think you will need. Booking your van with Europcar, you’ll find we have a huge choice of van sizes, perfect for any moving or clearout project!
Here are some of our favourite tips to help you move as smoothly and hassle-free as possible:
Label everything: before packing your rented van, take the time to put labels on boxes to show the names and destinations of each item. For example, ‘fragile kitchen items’ or ‘kids bedroom’.
Think bottom to top: if you want to maximise space, stack up from the floor to ceiling, starting with the heaviest items. Place fragile items on top. If you need to fit longer objects, stack them vertically along the interior walls of your rented van.
Give it some light: why don’t you hang a lantern or a battery-operated light in the back corners of your van to help you find what you need? It can be really handy, particularly when you have a larger van and lots of items to move and organise.
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