If you are planning to move in the near future, you might already be wondering how to move your items. Moving by yourself, also known as a DIY move, might seem like a great way to save money, but in reality can actually cost you more. Here are some things to think about when deciding whether to use a professional removal company or do it on your own.
- Size of van: You probably won’t be licensed to drive the biggest sorts of removal vehicles, so unless you are moving a very small home, you will probably need to make several trips. This can cost dearly in diesel costs, not to mention having to hire the van for several days and the time you need to take off work.
- Packing expertise: Professional removal companies will not only be able to pack your items so they are safe, they will also be able to pack the van so the space is maximised. DIY moves fail to make use of all available space, resulting in more trips, more cost and the potential for items to be damaged.
- Diesel and insurance: With a professional remover, you can be sure that everything is included in the price. Even if they need to make a couple of trips, you won’t pay any more than the price you agreed. Not only that, but all good removal companies will have adequate goods in transit insurance, keeping your items safe no matter what. Doing it yourself means covering all the fuel costs as well as insuring your own items, all of which can add up substantially.
- Time and stress: Probably the most important factor to consider is the time you will spend on your move, and the amount of stress you will be under. Get a pro in and you’ll be able to stand back and direct, rather than doing the heavy lifting yourself. Not only that, but with a team of movers at your disposal, you can be in your new home in no time and get back to work as planned.