Hiring a removal company vs self moving

Doing it yourself when moving to a new home, office or into a storage unit sounds appealing as you may believe you’ll be saving a huge cost. Moreover, you’re in charge of the timing – be it before sunrise, after your morning coffee or spreading it over several days. But there are risks associated with doing it yourself.

Let’s look at the 5 reasons why DIY isn’t such a great idea after all.

1. It’s their profession

Unless you move home or office frequently, chances are packing and unpacking are not your forte. You’ll take more time to do it and incur the risk of damage to your items as you pack them away. While you might be mindful of the latter, you do not possess the knowledge or training of a removalist to ensure your items are safe and secure. You may turn to friends or family members to ask for help, but they will most likely not be experts at moving either.

2. Cost of time

Removalists do it better and faster as it’s their livelihood. Doing it yourself means having to take time off work, or whatever your everyday obligation maybe, to pack, move and unpack. Add to this the task of hiring a truck, borrowing one from a friend or family member. If neither is possible, you may have to make several trips in your own car, which isn’t an effective use of your time. There are hidden costs to doing it yourself and they all add up.

3. Time-consuming assembling

Packing and unpacking is energy-sapping. You’ll be flat out by it. Without the help of removalists, you’ll need to add in assembling onto the list of things to do yourself. Friends may chip in but at the risk of things and friendship going wrong, you’re probably better off not to burden your friends with the stress of moving.

4. Will you be covered

As a business, removalists will require insurance coverage. That will include the services offered to you as, the fact is, many things can happen that are beyond your control as well as the removalists and they can add to the cost of moving. There’s only so much one can do to protect items from damage, theft or loss. Should unforeseen circumstances occur, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you’re well covered.

5. You can do with less stress

People underestimate the stress of moving homes, offices or into a storage facility. From the physical exhaustion to dealing with uncertainties and anxieties, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being drained out by the move. Feeling drained is probably not the best start to a new premise. However, when you DIY, be prepared for it. On the other hand, when you engage a removalist, you’ve moved a huge chunk of that stress to the professionals.

Call us on 07 5537-6633 to get a quote for your next move, you’ll be surprised by the savings.

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