Moving can be a somewhat frustrating and tiresome process if you decide to do it by yourself. Sometimes it’s enough just to think about getting that old locker downstairs by yourself in order to quit. That’s why most people usually immediately consider other options, such as man and van service.
Nowadays, there are a lot of Uber-like freelancer drivers that offer man and van services. That can get you a lot of variety, especially when it comes to the price and the type of vehicle you are looking for.
However, sometimes, it happens that we decide on a vehicle that is too large for our cargo, or simply too small. Thus, it is always advisable to consult with a man and van professional before booking the service.
Medium vans are most commonly used simply because they provide just enough space for transporting large furniture. However, people sometimes underestimate the amount of stuff they’re planning to transport. So let’s talk about what a medium van can fit.
When To Choose a Medium Van
Well-known models like Sprinters and Transits are usually considered to be medium vans. Above all, they are reliable vehicles with enough power and space to transport a larger amount of furniture. Also, they are more practical for parking and unloading than Lutons and lorries because of their size.
However, don’t let the amount of space fool you. Even though they can fit a fair amount of bulky cargo, they aren’t able to move a whole apartment or a house in one go.
So what are we actually able to pack into a medium-sized van? If you hire a Transit, you’d be able to load a sofa and still have a lot of usable space for other stuff. This is because Sprinters and Transits have higher roofs which allows for larger objects to fit easily.
In some instances, you will be able to load up to 30 medium-sized moving boxes in these type of vans. A common washing machine usually takes as much space as six of these type of boxes. So, if you also want to load some furniture in, you can always calculate how much space you will need by subtracting the number of boxes.
One of the things that will surely fit is a single piece of large furniture. You won’t have any problems with loading a queen-size bed. Aside from that, a larger sofa will also fit in easily and usually, you will also be able to add some moving boxes on top.
It’s really hard to be precise on what can fit in a certain vehicle, simply because different cargo has a different shape. That alone can affect the amount of usable space, which in turn affects the number of runs needed and therefore the final costs of your move.
Keep in mind that not all models have the exact same dimensions of the cargo area. Sometimes an extra inch or two can make a lot of difference when loading your stuff.
That’s why we always advise consulting a man and van service before booking a certain vehicle. They are the only ones that are able to precisely estimate someone’s capacity needs.