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Flexible van hire from one hour, a day or even overnight takes the strain

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is helping anyone aiming to move home on a budget make light work of the job with its range of vans for flexible hire. With the additional removal costs increasing by 21% over the past 10 years to £1,034*, home movers trying to keep control of costs could consider doing the move themselves. Europcar offers a wide range of vans, offering customers a choice of vehicles to suit their needs and help them make the move.

Moving home doesn’t need to be a nightmare, with a bit of careful planning and the right vehicle. People often try to move using friends with cars, but they could do the whole thing in one trip with the right size of van for the job. Customers can go for a small Vauxhall Combo, right up to big box vans, making it easy to fit all the big items like sofas and wardrobes in one go. With tail lifts available on many vehicles, lifting larger items is made easier too.

On the day of the big move there are always delays, such as waiting for the keys, but with flexible rentals available, Europcar has a solution to suit every need. Overnight hire means home movers can pack the night before. And vans can be hired by the hour or day or even longer. Plus there’s peace of mind that the van won’t let the move down - all Europcar vans are fully maintained to manufacturer specifications and covered by 24 hour breakdown for added peace of mind.

“Moving house is generally accepted as one of the most stressful experiences in life, but our range of van hire services aims to make it that bit easier,” explains Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “We even help customers pick the right vehicle, ensuring they can make as few trips as possible and with the option to have the van delivered to the door, they are free to focus on last minute packing and ticking things off the ‘to do’ list.”

Europcar’s Tips for Planning the Move

• Once you know you are going to be moving, have an initial clear out.
• Take stock of everything that needs moving
• Book your van in advance to be sure you get the right vehicle for your needs
• Wrap up fragile items carefully
• Make use of pillows, blankets and duvets to pack around breakables
• Don’t fill up large boxes, as they’ll be too heavy to move
• Pack heavy items, like books, in smaller boxes to keep them manageable
• Colour-code the boxes to identify where they need to go in the new house. This reduces stress at the other end
• Book van from Europcar – for just £10 extra have the van delivered to you, allowing you to continue packing and organising on the day.

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Moving Home


*Post Office Money and Centre for Economics & Business Research (cbr)

Cost of Moving 2004 2014 % increase
Removals £855 (12%) £1,034 (9%) 21%
Breakdown of additional costs of moving, and how they have changed between 2004 and 2014
About Europcar
Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 140 countries, the Group provides customers with one of the largest vehicle rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar Groupe operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent®, which is its low cost brand. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the Group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar actively promotes corporate social and environmental responsibility. Europcar was named again in 2014, for the 6th consecutive year, the “World's Leading Green Transport Solution Company” by the World Travel Awards.

For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office Ed McCambridge, Madeleine Roles, Ally Redding or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.

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