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5 reasons you should hire a van privately when you move!

Once you’ve found your cosy new home in Paris, you should start crunching the numbers to move as cheaply as possible. Whether this means moving furniture, doing renovations or going to a certain big Swedish shop to buy some furniture, renting a van can turn out to be extremely expensive. Lodgis is here to explain everything!
 
So today we’d like to tell you about the possibility of renting a van privately, the perfect solution for 5 key reasons…

It’s cheap

Renting a vehicle privately is 30-40% cheaper than from a traditional hire company. You can book a pick-up truck, a van or minivan for just one a day or as long as a month.
 
There are also several search filters that allow you to choose the features you want in your vehicle: GPS, smoking/non-smoking, animal-friendly…It’s all designed to cater to your individual needs.
 

It’s simple and 100% protected

Are you over 21, have you had a French driving licence for 2 years and have a bank account and checkbook in your name? Then you can sign up for free on the website here and in just a few clicks you can rent a vehicle! You’ll be covered by comprehensive insurance from Generali so you can travel around without having to worry.

It’s nearby

Using ouicar.fr, it’s possible to pick up a car right on your street corner. Forget about journeys to train stations, airports or the outskirts of Paris, now you can borrow the van that’s closest to where you live! Renting a car has never been easier!
 

It’s flexible

We usually know when the process of moving house will begin, but it’s a lot harder to know when it’s going to finish! But when you rent a vehicle privately there’s no stress about returning it, since you meet with the owner personally. Sunday? Bank holiday? Late at night? That’s all possible! Your friends will no longer have an excuse for not helping you move and you’ll easily be able to work around their schedules!
 

It’s friendly!

Need advice on moving house or using a van? The owner will be able to share their experience with you. They’ll also be able to offer you equipment for removals, like straps or trolleys. Renting a vehicle nearby also allows you to make new friends in the neighborhood! Hire a reliable van and get to know your neighbors.
 
Looking for more good tips? Then come check out our post on where to store your luggage in Paris!