Furniture Relocation, Household Removals  across the street or around the South Island of New Zealand is the speciality of Man and Van Nelson.

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Our aim is to assist you and your family into your new home with

1# Minimal disruption as possible

2# Minimal anxiety

3# To create a positive experience

Man and Van Nelson has been operating from Nelson since 2015 delivering new furniture, furniture relocation; rubbish removal; house removals including packaging and cleaning throughout the South Island with the occasional full load to the North Island.

Being a family business we  value flexibility, value for money, friendliness and providing relocation solutions  accomodating to each clients specific requirements.

A job acknowledged as well done is also a reward in its self.

Preparing for your Move

CONFIRM the date you are to vacate your present dwelling and discuss with your household when you require to move. Allow time for cleaning, packaging, which is a service we also provide.

Then the date you can relocate to your new property.

If there is a difference in dates do you need to store your belongings?

Contact Man and Van Nelson

0800 THE MAN

0800 843 626

Packing, Wrapping and Storage


Packing is a crucial part of the process of relocation and can be a great success or cause heartache due to breakage. Each person has differing abilities so we encourage you to choose the option that best suits your individual situation.

If you feel confident completing this yourself we encourage you to pack cartons full with plenty of paper and to the top so that there is a minimum of movement. Use appropriate sized cartons for the packed item involved. There is little point filling big cartons with books if you can not lift them.

As a guide, the bigger the carton, the lighter the goods that should be packed inside them.  This option is generally referred to as being packed by owner. (PBO)

If you are not confident in your abilities or do not have the time to pack yourselves we offer the following options for your consideration.

Man and Van Nelson Packaging: this is where only crockery and glassware/crystal is carrier packed and you arrange for all non breakables to be packed. We can pack with paper only, bubblewrap or tubewrap for fragile items. Tubewrapping involves the wrapped item being placed in a cardboard tube then placed in the carton vertically which provides ultimate protection from crushing. See photos

Full packing service: where all household items that can fit in a carton are packed  by Man and Van Nelson Team utilising the appropriate method of packing as detailed above for the items being packed. The time to complete a full pack is generally a day’s work prior to the relocation. We like to complete a physical survey when we are requested to quote for full packing so an accurate assessment can be done of your requirements.


Wrapping of furniture items on most of our removals are with furniture blankets as each of our Vans have a supply of these and  are reusable.  Mattresses and bases are placed in large plastic bags and also lounge suites if desired. There are situations where additional protection is desirable and we use transit bubble wrap . This is a large bubblewrap, single sided with plastic or paper  to provide protection against rubbing. We use this on recently purchased furniture ,items with a delicate finish or where furniture items have to travel long distance in a shipping container, inter island or overseas.


A total  inventory of all  items required to be stored is completed when uplifted from the house. The condition of the items is recorded as well and can be compared to the condition when redelivered. This reporting ensures that all items are accounted for and in the original condition upon redelivery. We can store in Invercargill at our facility or delivery to a storage facility of your choice.

Furniture Removal Options

Man and Van Services have three removal Vans and One trailer.

Our options include a Van and driver rate ,two men rate or three men if required.

Upon completing a survey the required resources are allocated in our diary with the requested manpower. As the cost increases with the more men provided it is suggested that you give some thought to providing helpers on the day if you are working to a budget.