DIY Removals vs Removal Companies – Quicksilver Removals Explain the Difference
We review the benefits and pitfalls of using one of Newcastle’s removal companies or conducting a DIY removal yourself.
Moving house by yourself can seem like a good idea but when you weigh up the pros and cons it can sometimes be more costly and end in tears!
Seeking professional advice before you move is a must, even if you’re moving just a few streets away or to your first home you’ll receive professional advice to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Could be cheaper than a removal firm but imagine tearing a hole in a wall with the corner of a bookcase or dropping a TV, these things can happen and not being experienced in moving large items could add up.
Hiring a van is simple, but driving one may not be. Consider reversing a large vehicle or parking it in a tight space before you make your decision.
Time is against you. You may have only hired a van for a couple of hours or your friends and family may only be able to offer a few hours of help, this will add to your stress levels.
There may be a chain in your house move so getting all of your belongings out of your home in time for the new occupants to arrive is stressful so making several trips to your new home and back could waste crucial time and if there’s any damage while you’re moving, there’s little time to fix it.
Are your friends and family fit and healthy? Removals is hard physical work and if not carried out correctly, your moving day could cost you more than you imagined.
Removal firms move hundreds of homes each year, of all shapes and sizes and removal teams are experienced in moving heavy, awkward items, especially downstairs.
You don’t have to lift a finger. Let the professionals carry the boxes and unpack if you’ve instructed them to so you can enjoy moving day with as little stress as possible.
A good removal company will help you plan your move with helpful checklists and support so your move goes smoothly and without any fuss.
There may be new occupants moving in straight after you so the removals firm will be quick and efficient to ensure you’re out in good time, leaving your old home damage free.
Removal companies have specific insurance for moving so if anything were to happen to your belongings, you’re covered.
Removal companies come to assess your property prior to moving so they understand any complexities or difficulties before moving day so they’re fully prepared, giving you peace of mind that your possessions are in safe hands.
Consider your next move wisely and don’t be swayed by price; remember it’s your life belongings which are being moved and you’ve done the hard work, you’ve secured a new home so make the removals as easy as possible.
Kian is the content writer for Quicksilver and updates our blog every month. He enjoys helping out our customers with moving tips and advice.