DIY Removal Or Hiring A Removal Company?

If you are moving soon, one of the major question lingering in your head will be: should I hire a removal company or do it myself? So here are some of the pros and cons of each to help you answer the question.

1. Cost factor

If you move house yourself, the price is low. But the cost of repair and replacement might cost you more than what you’re trying to save by doing everything yourself. You might not know how to tackle heavy objects and end up dropping them on the floor or damage the walls. You might lack the skill of moving objects up and down the stairs and hurt yourself too. Packing, loading, unloading and truck driving can just add on to the damage and stress.

Removal company charges a higher price compared to DIY removal. But with the higher rate comes a range of facilities such as packing, truck driving, loading, unloading, and the knowledge of how to move things safely without damaging anything. You need not worry about damaging, repair and replacement at all and some removalist companies even offer insurance for the same.

2. Driving 

You might be an ace driver, but when you have to drive a truck while loading and moving, it’s not that easy. It’s not all about just shifting your items from one point to another but also about how to manoeuvre it into an appropriate position to ease loading and unloading, reversing the truck and parking it wisely. It sounds simple, but it is not, especially if you do not have experience driving one.

But moving companies have drivers with the skill and experience of even moving house Interstate. These drivers have the right knowledge of manoeuvring trucks to reduce damage and labour.   

3. Muscle power

Removal involves hard work which requires strength and stamina. You might not have enough friends and relatives who are not only strong but also are committed to donating their time to help you. These tasks can even cause health problems if not done correctly.

Removalists companies, on the other hand, have movers who are just fit for the task and know how to carry heavy objects smartly without damaging themselves. They are trained to endure the hot, hard and physical work of moving.

4. Deadlines

If you are moving for the first time, you may not know how long it takes to load, drive, and unload. If you have hired a truck for a few hours, or your friends and relatives can offer only a few hours of help, it can cause a lot of stress if you don’t meet the deadlines (especially if you have to clear before the occupants arrive).

Adelaide furniture removalists specialize in working with deadlines and so, you can assure that time does not come in the way of quality work. They will not rush the process of moving, handle your valuables carefully, and at the same time, take care of deadlines.   

These are some of the significant differences between hiring a removal company and doing it yourself. If you intend on hiring one, make sure that you hire cheap furniture removals in Brisbane who are not only professional but also offer advice to make your move a smooth one.

Suggestion Reading:

How to Move Interstate in Australia on an Affordable Budget

The Last-Minute Moving Office Checklist for First Timers


  1. Time is money and making the time to map out how you'll spend your money will mean bigger savings.
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  2. There are always pros and cons of hiring removal company. Either it is furniture removal or junk removal company.
    You have to weight the pros and cons and research about that company before finally choosing the specialists especially the one in your local area.


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