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Removal Services vs Do It Yourself

  17 Feb 2017

Buying house and moving home is a difficult process, and it is easy to see why many people call on the experts for help. Enlisting the services of an estate agent makes the process a whole lot easier, and even though this incurs a cost, it is often money well spent. The vast majority of people and experts will advise you to use an estate agent when buying a home, but when it comes to the moving process, opinion is divided.

The choice between hiring removal services and doing it yourself is obviously a personal choice and there are pros and cons to both options. The cost issue is always going to be a factor and this is why so many people look to do it alone. Hiring a removals service costs money but if you are doing it yourself, you need to consider a number of factors. Do you have enough vehicles or vehicle space to do the job yourself? Do you have people who are willing to help you move house for free or would you need to pay them or provide them with a token of your gratitude. You also need to consider petrol costs, so there are financial elements to consider when going for the DIY approach to house moving.

The financial aspect is one you need to weigh up yourself but there are pros to hiring a removal service.

The speed of moving can be improved

When you hire professionals who move items for a living, it is far more likely that the process will be streamlined and move quicker. It is likely that the professionals will have specialist equipment that will allow you to get the moving process concluded at a faster rate. If time is of the essence, hiring professionals makes sense.

Hiring professionals makes it more convenient

The time process is one thing to consider when moving home, and you may need to consider the difficulties involved with moving home. Hiring professionals gives you one less thing to worry about and should make the process a lot more convenient. There are some moving companies which offering packing materials and even packing services, so if you want to make the process a lot easier and convenient, call on the experts.

Moving professionals offer a safer and insured service

If you have important items that you want to ensure reach your new home in great condition, call on the experts. Professionals know how to pack, life and carry items in a manner that will keep them safe from harm. If you and your family members or friends are attempting to move items, your possessions may be greater risk.

These are the main pros of hiring a professional moving company but there are pros to doing the work yourself, which should include the financial aspect. Even taking all of the additional costs of moving into consideration, you should find that carrying out a DIY moving job is more affordable than hiring professionals.

You can suit your own schedule

When you hire professionals, you will be working around their availability or time-frame. This may not suit you, which means you are better off looking at managing the moving process yourself and moving items when it suits you.

You are in control

Some people will prefer to stay in full control of the moving process, which isn’t always possible when you hire professionals to carry out the work. Taking control of the moving process ensures that you are responsible for everything, which is of benefit to many people.

You may not need help

If you don’t have a lot of items that need moved or you have flexibility in the moving process, you can do the job yourself, saving money and allowing you to stay in control.

No matter what option is best for your needs when it comes to moving home, you will find that there is a moving solution that is ideal for you.


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