Moving Small Loads - Load Sharing for Students
Anyone moving a small load over a long distance could consider load sharing to reduce
We are not discussing the larger national companies whose niche in the market is
certainly 'expensive' (and whose branded image may or may not live up to customer's
expectations). Neither are we talking about whole residences, or expensive, specialist
items or complicated jobs.
We are talking about jobs which are small and simple, and which will not threaten a
delivery time schedule:- Unexpected complications are the hidden cost and expense of
real removals. These jobs may include a two man removal crew, but if the customer
wishes to help out, thereby reducing the labour cost, so much the better.
There are two types of move for which load sharing can be an option.
1) Often people have single items to be moved with no particular urgency - maybe they
have been given a piano or need to swap furniture between houses. There are plenty of
removal companies who are continually building up lists of these time flexible jobs, so
they can create an efficient delivery route.
The problem has always been that these enquiries were uncoordinated, and it used to be a
matter of luck as to whether a customer could find a remover able to offer either a firm
date or a price. www.student-movers-forum.com offers this service.
There is a need for a notice board where customers can post their removal needs and
removal companies can contact them and make an offer. The more people can think ahead,
the better their chance of success. A message advertising a flexible time frame of a
month in which to make the move will be enough to attract a match - and a low quote.
2) The other category is the student removal: - Thousands of people moving across the
country at the same time. This group of movers could do worse than make the effort to
find a partner: - and jointly approach a remover. They could even rope in someone going
in the opposite direction, presenting the remover with a complete schedule. The savings
would justify the effort.
It is true that there are psychological barriers to overcome in approaching strangers in
such an enterprise. If the idea is not for you, the next best solution would be to go
where small removal companies and customers are interfacing, and post your journey on
the message board, and if that