Downsize To Cut Costs

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  1. bigchris

    bigchris Newcomer
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    Hi I'm new to the site but been cleaning windows for yonks. Looking at trying to save some money an go down to one car an ditch my old heap of a van. This will save me a fortune but I'm a bit worried about going from van mount to diy trolley. What on a practical day to day level are the pros an cons ??? got no choice anyway . Just worried about the transission
     
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    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    How much are you saving by switching?
     
  3. mark m

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    Welcome to the forum Chris have you got a van mount and a trolley at the moment
     
  4. rcproperty

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    Car will have to be put on business insurance to make sure it's covered,
    Carry less water, so more trips with it.
    Car could get wrecked if not careful
     
  5. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    Trad bottoms !!!

    I carry 120 litres each day and I can get a full day out of this average around 15 houses so it can be done
    Just get a backpack and a few barrels .
     
  6. bigchris

    bigchris Newcomer
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    i reckon i will save myself close to 200 quid a month by getting rid of my van an just using the family car.I have all my RO and DI gear at home so i dont carry all that anyway , i just fill up from my water butts in the garden. As all my work is local i will just be popping home to fill up smaller 25litre containers more often . Trad bottoms anyway to save water. Its just a case of changing my work routine . Thanks for replys chaps
     
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    You'll wreck your car mate. I did. All that water coming out if the hose when tilting the trolley to get into the boot :-(
     
  8. windyman

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    Would a trailer be an option??? Your car will get wet and a bit ruined.

    I used to carry 4x25l barrels and do wfp tops only, got 25 houses from this easy. Lasted me all day. Use a tap to save water.

    It is a faff getting gear in and out of a car compared with van, but with the right car like an estate this would help.
     
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    Cant you try cut some costs and put prices up at the same time?
     
  10. bigchris

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    Hi all, the family is an old toyota carina had it ten 10 years its been brilliant so if it gets wrecked in its final years its ok . The problem is going to be the hatchback opening with ladders on the roof thats gonna be a ball ache . I 'll just have to guggle the work between trolley days an ladder days as not all custies like me using wfp . Been looking at 25lit water containers on amazon only 5 quid !!! are they any good ???? And as regards putting up prices thats another story ,stuck in a time warp on that one as i'm sure lots of us are on this site .
     
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