They say that moving is one of the most stressful experiences you can ever have. It is up in there in the top ten experiences including speaking in public. Needless to say, it is not fun and definitely not something that anyone looks forward to. Like anything, the preparation that you put into moving has a large bearing on the success of your big moving day.

However, it is kind of like school where you knew you had this big assignment deadline but you said to yourself “Ah I work better under pressure” and so you left it to the last minute. After more than 20 years working alongside the removal industry I have seen my fair share of people “working under pressure” to move home and it is not fun.

It is not only the dreaded packing, cleaning and organising that makes moving stressful but also the associated costs. You get out the yellow pages (you know that yellow book that gathers dust in your cupboard) or if you are like me, you type in “Removals Sydney” into Uncle Google. Suddenly you are faced with a multitude of options and confusing costs. There are terms used like “back to base” “door to door” “pack and move price” “Bookies” “backloads” “price per cubic metre” etc. Then you finally get hold of someone who quotes you a rushed “$130 per hour, 2 men and a truck, plus travel time, with a minimum of 3 hours”.

With this, you hang up the phone and try to calculate what it might cost. Your driveway is too narrow for a truck so they would have to park out the front and carry everything out. However, you do not think you have that much furniture and wonder if it will really take 3 hours. The more you think about it the more confused you get so you put your hands up in the air and decide to take matters into your own hands…….

And you thought getting a removalist was stressful! Wait until you have to make that phone call to your partner to alert him to the fact that he had better get his mates on the phone ASAP and that there will be no golf this weekend. “We are hiring a truck and doing the move ourselves”, on top of the packing, and everything else you need to do as part of your moving checklist, Well this is where the story can get ugly. Consider the following issues you may face when doing the move yourself:

    • The move will take longer than you think
    • The hire of the truck will cost you upwards of $150
    • Your friends will not be as reliable as you thought
    • Who will drive the truck?
    • Are you covered if you have an accident?
    • Do you have strong reliable boxes?
    • Do you have the tools to do the job?
    • Who will look after the kids while you move?
    • How valuable and precious are your items?
    • Do you have trolleys, ropes and blankets?

    So as you can see organising a removalist can be stressful but trying to do the move yourself can really be detrimental to your health, patience and your precious belongings, not to mention your golf game! Big Box Self Storage has been working with reliable removalists for years and can take the stress out of finding a good one. Simply contact us and we can put you in the right direction. If you need self storage and wish to do the move yourself at least we can save you the hire cost with our free move in service.

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