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Should I Move Myself or Use a Removals Company?

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Lauren May
Should I Move Myself or Use a Removals Company?

Moving to a new house in London will takes some serious organisational skills and planning to make it successful. The first thing you need to work out is how you’re packing and transporting your belongings from A to B. Then you need to factor in things like the best times to make your move to avoid traffic and the most suitable day to undertake the big move. You must understand all the ins and outs of moving home so you can then weigh up your options.

The question is – should you try it yourself or hire a professional company?

Is it Better to Move Myself or Hire a Removals Company?

 Here are some things to consider when weighing up the pros and cons of doing the relocation yourself or hiring a professional company:

  • You should only undertake your own relocation if you have previous experience
  • Consider things like taking time off work and getting people to help you
  • Then get a quote from Aussie to see which fits your budget and needs
  • Price out both options adequately, keeping in mind that van hire isn’t cheap

The first thing you should work out is whether you can do the relocation yourself. That means some honesty about any previous experience in removals and if you have a suitable vehicle. Additionally, it will be necessary to get some assistance, possibly from a family member or friend. And they also need to be physically capable of moving some items that are heavy or awkward. Don’t forget to factor in taking time off work for this as well.

If you have a van and a willing helper, as well as enough knowledge of moving, it’s possible you can do this yourself. However, if you don’t have a vehicle, you’ll need to hire one, and the rates for this aren’t cheap. Especially if you happen to misjudge loading and it takes another day to complete the move. And the likelihood of breakages and damage always increases when people do their own relocations.

The next step for you is to contact Aussie Man & Van to get a quote from us. By doing this, you can compare the costs to see which suits your budget and needs. By working with Aussie, you’ll have a team of removal’s experts who will get everything done on time. We have decades worth of experience in packing to ensure there are no breakages or damage. Furthermore, you won’t have to lift a finger – we’ll do everything for you.

Do Movers Help You Pack?

This isn’t a standard service for all removal’s providers, so remember to check before you book. It requires additional assessment and team members, which is why some smaller companies might not do it. At Aussie, we have a dedicated Packing Service on offer, and we will visit you before the move to assess this and include in the quote.

We also sell our top-quality removals boxes and accessories for people who want to do their own packing. This includes a variety of specialist boxes for those items that need an extra amount of protection. Our team use the same boxes and packing materials for every relocation because they’re a step above what’s available at most DIY stores. Using the correct boxes and materials will help you protect your belongings.

In addition to providing a Packing service and packing supplies for purchase, we also pass on vital information. Everything can be won or lost depending on how much planning you do. That’s why a moving checklist is something you can’t do without. You can read an example of ours here, and we advise you to amend it to fit your specifications. This is your guide to a successful relocation and will help keep you on track.

Aussie Man & Van London – The Professional Removals Company –

Aussie is the ‘can-do’ removals and storage provider, and we have five branches in London, as well as new ones in Bath and Oxford. For us, it’s crucial that we understand the process of moving from our customer’s perspective. After all, we’ve been in the same situation ourselves and would want to know that we’re working with a group of professionals.

The Aussie team believes that removals and storage should be affordable and attain a high standard of customer service. By booking with us, you won’t be choosing one or the other. Aussie’s customers enjoy the best of both and frequently return to use us for future moves or other services. That’s why you should weigh up your options and think twice before you hire a van to undertake your own relocation.

If you’re planning your next relocation in London, contact us today. We guarantee you’ll be glad you choose to book with us instead of doing the relocation yourself.