DIY Home Removal vs. Hiring Professional Moving Companies
So, you're moving and cannot decide whether you should tackle all the packing and moving responsibilities on your own or if you should hire a team of professionals to take care of it for you. Needless to say, there are costs and benefits associated with either choice. There really is no perfect choice, and a decision that worked for your friend might not work for you. It's just a matter of reviewing the pros and cons of each option and deciding which one has more to offer to you.
The first advantage of hiring a home removal company over packing on your own is that they've got tons of experience packing. Even if you have moved a couple of times before and are comfortable packing cartons and storage boxes, there really is no comparison between how an amateur does it and how a professional mover handles the task. Not only will they get the job done sooner than you will, they will also be able to do it better. You'd be surprised to learn that while you may use up thirty cartons to pack up your belongings, the moving team can probably get it done in less than twenty! It's all about knowing how to optimize space and packing things that fit well together, and when it comes to perfect packing, experience can't be beaten with enthusiasm.
When you work with a removal company, you are taking a step towards ensuring the safety of your belongings. If you attempt a removal and shifting process yourself, it is your sole responsibility to make sure everything stays safe. It's inevitable that some things will break or get damaged, and we all know just how heartbreaking it can be to start unpacking in your new home only to find your favourite vase or antique mirror is now cracked.
When you work with a removal company, not only do they undertake the responsibility of making sure everything is packed in the safest, most secure manner professionally possible, but most companies also offer you a warrantee or insurance against any damages or losses that might happen during the shifting. If there is any damage, you can always file a claim with the insurance company to recover the loss.
Now, let us take a look at some of the advantages of packing and moving on your own.
The first on this list, of course, is the amount of money you will save. As anyone who's hired removal companies will tell you, the professionals don't come cheap. Removal services are generally expensive, and amidst all the other costs that you will be incurring when you shift, adding another huge sum to the list might not seem like the best idea. And if you are on a tight budget, finding a reliable and efficient removal company can be quite the task. So, if your priority is to save money, you'll have to reconsider hiring a removal company. A great tip is to browse the options and ask for quotes. You never know, you might find someone with an affordable asking rate!
Secondly, there is a sentimental aspect to packing and shifting on your own. Nobody will be as careful with your things as you are. To a third person, this is a job. To you, it's a lifetime's worth of memories. Many people choose to manage their own relocation simply because they want to take care of their own things.
That said, most experts recommend keeping aside some money and hiring professionals because not only does it save you a lot of time and stress, you can also get other things done while the professionals handle the moving!