Everything else becomes secondary compare to this decision.
Do you want to move your belongings to the new house yourself or it is preferable to let the professionals do the job?
While of course, the latter involves just sitting around passing verbal instructions to the mover during the entire process, the former can lead to making way more effort at the cost of saving few bucks.
Choice varies from person to person, but here we are going to ease out your brainstorming session to help you with the final decision.
First, we’ll go through the Pros and Cons of doing the hard job yourself and then we’ll be evaluating the professional movers based on the same criteria.
Man With A Van
First and foremost, this option is going to save you money. A considerable amount of money.
Yes, it is true that moving yourself does not necessarily mean that the entire cost of operation dramatically comes to down to zero, but it is still going to be far less than the bill most professional removal services will be handing you down once the job is done.
It is basically the preference of saving the money and saving the effort.
People are prone to either one of these so there is no right or wrong here.
It is just a personal choice.
Packing yourself gives you liberty and control over the way you do things.
It also enables you to handle your possessions which has certain emotional and psychological attachment to you whereas, for the movers, they could possibly like the rest of the stuff they have to move and chances of getting damaged are relatively higher.
Friends and family members are there to help you out and the cost is just a large pizza when the work is done.
Though it can be challenging when so many people are doing the job and they are not professionals, but in a way, the hectic job of moving stuff around can turn out to be less boring this way.
More heavy lifting.
While doing it yourself, the hardest part comes when you must load the packed boxes into the van and then unload it again.
If you are strong and healthy also having several friends in good shape, then you’ll be good to go.
Otherwise, it is preferable to hire someone to do the job for you.
Getting all the packing supplies in the right quantity and searching the internet for the most efficient or easiest ways of packing can be challenging.
Plus, if you do not own a van and must rent one out for this purpose, it can also lead to secondary research about the size of the van which should be adequate for all your stuff.
If you are on schedule and have to shift within a certain timeframe, then things can stretch out a bit because you are not a professional who knows what he is doing.
Certain unforeseen circumstances can lead to delays.
Full-House Removal Services
Absolutely zero effort.
Once you have hired a professional house removals service, all you need to do is just sit around and let the guys do their job.
If there are any particular instructions about some specific type of things, let them know in advance and rest will be taken care of.
Due to the competition in the market, you are likely to find several professional movers while doing research and hence you’ll be able to save yourself a few bucks too.
But always remember to go through the reviews of people who have availed their services to make sure that your stuff is handled by the right hands.
Since now you have delegated the task to the professionals, you do not need to worry about the efficiency of the task.
They’ll have all the necessary supplies and equipment required to get the job done.
A decision of opting a professional service instead of doing it yourself drastically brings down the stress associated with the job.
You do not have to worry about supplies, packing things in the right way or arranging a van.
Everything is done exactly the way it should be.
One of the biggest cons of hiring a moving company is the price tag attached to it.
There could be add on costs such as Insurance or gratuity.
Different companies have different policies which incorporate these additional charges.
Hence you should diligently read all the policy points before handing out a contract.
You’ll need to work around the proposed timeline of the movers.
In case you want to get the job quicker than their proposed timeline, it is going to cost you more since more people and vans need to bring in to reduce the time.
Other than the items which are obviously expensive, such as electronics, the movers are going to treat everything alike.
Movers are impersonal.
They are not going to understand the emotional attachment you have to, let say an old chair, and hence they would not be as diligent as yourself in taking care of it.
Therefore, it is better to keep such things aside to be transported in your personal car or let the service providers clearly know in advance so that any mishap can be avoided later on.
The comparison between both the options is enough to give you an idea about the choice you are going to make.
If the idea is to save cost and you have plenty of time and friends at your disposal it is better to do it yourself.
But money is not the issue and you want to avoid the toil, then it can be easily done by a professional service provider.
Remember that there is no right or wrong option here, it is just a matter of choice as per your personal preference about your belongings which simply need to be moved from one point to another.