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    DIY Removal vs Hiring a Removals Company

    DIY Removal vs Hiring a Removals Company

    By Karen Thorogood | December 23, 2016

    DIY removals

    DIY Removal vs Hiring a Removals Company

    Moving house is a big job. You’ve already done a lot of work finding a new place, but it all eventually comes down to shifting the entire contents of one house into another house. This in itself requires you to make some important decisions. One of these is whether you’ll do DIY removals or if you’ll hire a removals company.

    There are several things you should consider before making that decision.

    Cost Cutting

    The main apparent benefit of moving house for yourself is the cheaper cost. There are certainly savings to be made by taking on the organisation, packing, loading, truck driving, and unloading.

    However, for the sake of saving a few dollars, you could be setting yourself up for a much higher price tag. If you’re not used to moving heavy items, you could damage walls or your possessions. Imagine dropping your TV! These things can happen when you don’t have the knowledge of how to safely move large, heavy objects, particularly up or down stairs. The repair and replacement costs can add up.

    Driving the Truck

    It’s straightforward to hire a removal truck, but do you have experience driving one? It is not a simple matter of managing to drive it from point A to point B, but also maneuvering it into a suitable position for loading and unloading. Consider reversing a large vehicle or parking it in a tight space before you make your decision.

    Muscle Power

    They say the mark of a true friend is that they’ll help you move house. It really does take a committed friend to donate their time and backs to heavy lifting! Ask yourself, do you have enough strong, fit friends or family members who would be up for the job? Removals is hard, hot, physical work, and it can be potentially dangerous if not done correctly.


    A quick move is a good move, and knowing how long your move is going to take can be difficult. People constantly underestimate how long the process takes from start to finish, and if you’ve only hired a truck for a few hours, or your friends can only offer a couple of hours’ help, this can turn into an extra stressful day. Multiple trips could be involved, and if you need to clear out before the new occupants arrive, you may find that you’ll be rushing a process that needs to be handled carefully.

    Professional Advice and Experience

    Whatever you decide, it’s always a good idea to seek professional advice before you move. Even if you consider your move small, having professional advice from experienced removalists is a must.

    Removalist companies move hundreds of homes each year, of all shapes and sizes. Removal teams and team leaders have thorough knowledge of moving heavy, awkward items confidently and carefully, especially down stairs.

    A good removal company will include features to truly take the stress out of the day. They’ll consult with you to plan your move, provide boxes, and even offer to do all the packing and unpacking for you.

    It comes back to what your needs are and what capacity you have to do a DIY removal.

    The Best Professional Movers

    If you would rather let an experienced team take care of all your moving tasks, give Brisbane Furniture Removalists Optimove a call.

    When you select Optimove as your movers, you can rest assured that you’ll receive a premium removal experience, and that all your possessions will arrive safe and sound. If you like, you don’t have to lift a finger. Optimove can pack, unpack and reassemble your possessions at your new house.

    Contact the friendly team at Optimove to discuss all the details of your upcoming move – call 1300 400 874 or get in touch online.

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