Zipvan in action

Sadly, it looks like summer is well and truly behind us. The nights are starting to draw in, the brollies are coming out in force, and the X Factor is back on TV. Yep, it’s autumn.

This means we are also slap bang in the middle of the busiest time of the year for moving house, with summer property sales having reached completion and the rental market at its annual peak.

Moving is an expensive business; stamp duty, legal fees and estate agency commissions all add up, and even renting brings with it hefty deposits. Whilst there is no way of avoiding these fixed costs, you can be smart and lighten the overall spend, by taking a “Move-It-Yourself” approach to the removal process.

And of course, that’s where your handy neighbourhood Zipvan can come in handy!

In a recent survey*, we found that more than half of Zipcar members (52%) have used a Zipcar or Zipvan to move themselves, friends or family members, in this growing trend to “Move-It-Yourself”.

And it makes sense if you look at the numbers. The average removal firm can set you back anything from £500 for a one bedroom flat, to as much as £2,000 for a five bedroom house. This is where hiring your own van on a pay-as-you-go basis can make a real difference.

With hourly Zipvan rates from as little as £9.00, and Zipcar rates from just £5.00, our members can show their smarts when moving house, and save some money where they can. With more money left over for all the fun stuff, like decorating!

* Zipcar member survey conducted in July 2013

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