Free labour is a MUST when moving house. This is the one time when most of your friends and family will be happy to help you. If you are using a removal company, then they will generally be dealing with all the packing and moving, however if you are moving your goods yourself then you will need to call in some extra muscle. You will be amazed how much you can move over a short distance with the use of a van.
Obviously we would recommend hiring a removal company, but if you have decided to do it yourself, you can use a van to move large items one at a time and boxes over a small distance. Also by calling in the help of family and friends, you will be able to move heavier items together and move smaller items by car. This is a great way to move house over short distances and to save money. Be sure however to stock up on bacon to feed your helpers.