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Choosing Between Moving on Your Own or Hiring a Moving Company

Once you have decided to move houses, there is a big decision to make in the beginning which is whether you are going to involve professional movers or not. This is something that should be carefully considered especially if you are moving long distances such as going across states.

There are pros and cons to moving on your own or hiring interstate removalists Brisbane. You need to consider a few factors to see which option suits you best. The main thing that people consider when deciding whether to move on their own or not is the cost. The upfront cost for a moving company can be high and you will be able to save some money by doing it on your own. This is made more cost-effective if you don’t have a lot of possessions to transport and if you already have access to a large vehicle. Maybe you know a friend who owns a truck that is willing to let you borrow it. But moving on your own is not exactly free. There are certain expenses you need to think about such as fuel for the vehicle, insurance, packing supplies and truck rental fees. There are so many things to juggle and take care of when you are doing everything on your own. When you hire a moving company, all aspects of the move will be handled by them and the quotation will include all costs. So you will know the full cost before you actually complete the move.

Time is a valuable commodity and this is what will cost you the most when moving on your own. When you are doing everything on your own, you need to plan everything down to a T, and this will definitely take weeks if not months. You will need to make multiple trips to buy packing supplies as you will not have a good idea of what to purchase. Sometimes, you may not purchase the right amount of packing supplies which warrants another trip to the store. And the costs of transport add a little bit more compared to a moving company that will bring their own packing material. And there is also the risk to your possessions. If you don’t pack a certain item properly, there is the possibility that it can jostle in transit and become damaged.

Hiring a moving company is definitely the more convenient option as it will cut down a majority of your planning, preparation, packing, loading and unloading the items etc. Even if you manage to pack everything on your own, the trek to the moving vehicle can be very challenging as you are manoeuvring around tight corners with bulky or fragile items. This will just be all in a day’s work for the moving company and their staff members will know the correct techniques to load and unload the vehicle. If you don’t have the experience in handling heavy or bulky items, there is a higher risk of damage to your possessions or injury to yourself.