A Guide to Self-Moving

If you are soon to buy your very first home, you don’t need reminding just how expensive property purchasing is. There are the legal fees, stamp duty, furniture, fixtures and fittings, and, of course the removal costs, and you can save quite a lot of money if you carry out the move.

Sourcing an Inexpensive Van Rental Company

With cheap van hire in Swindon, you can save yourself a lot, and some van rental providers offer unlimited mileage, plus they also provide packing materials and rope to secure the load. The following are all available if you manage to find a reasonable van rental company:

  1. Unlimited Mileage – Limits up to 1,000 miles over a 7-day period.
  2. Free Packing Materials – This includes free use of specialist moving boxes.
  3. Free Use of a Trolley – Ideal for heavy items.
  4. Special Weekend Deals – This allows the use of the van from Friday evening to Monday morning.Comprehensive Insurance

    This should be included in the rental costs, and you should always verify this, as some rental companies classify vehicle insurance as an add-on, which means you are paying more than the stated price.


    If you take a leaf from the professional removalist’s book, you should label all boxes, clearly writing both the contents and the room the box should be left in. This avoids any confusion when you are unloading at the new residence.

    If you have a few able-bodied friends who are willing to give up a day to help you, the relocation can be completed in a single day, or at worst, a weekend. The money you will save can be put to good use, and you owe your good friends a favour, which can be returned should they ever relocate.