If you’re wondering whether you should hire a professional mover or move your furniture and belongings yourself, you’re not alone. Moving house can be an expensive and stressful experience for most people which is why it’s best to take a look at your options before making a decision.
In this article we’ll explore the difference between hiring a professional furniture mover in comparison to doing a DIY house move to help you decide which option is best for you.
Are You Looking For Convenience Or To Cut Costs?
If you could only choose one option out of the two when it comes to your move, which would it be: 1. an easier, more convenient move, or 2. to cut costs and save money?
For those who are after an easier house move without having to lift a finger or a “no hassles” house move this would mean hiring a professional mover. If your main objective is to save on costs during your move, perhaps a DIY relocation is the best choice for you.
Do You Have Access To A Moving Vehicle?
If you happen to have your own van, truck or ute, you may be able to move your furniture on your own. This method is the most cost-effective way to move provided you don’t have to travel a long distance or have to do multiple trips. In this scenario, your main expense will be on fuel for the journey.
However, if you don’t already have access to your own moving vehicle and can move your own belongings yourself, you’ll have to consider borrowing or hiring a moving truck or van. On the other hand, if you don’t have the ability to lift or move your own belongings, paying a professional mover to transport your furniture may be the only option available to you.
Are You Able To Lift Your Own Furniture And Belongings?
If you have the ability to move your own furniture or if you only have a few large pieces to transport, you may be better off with a DIY move. Moving a few large items won’t take as much time and you could also get some help from friends or family without needing many hours of their commitment.
Alternatively, if you have a lot of furniture and belongings, are unable to lift heavy objects or can’t obtain help with your move from friends and family, hiring a team of professional movers is the only solution for you.
Do You Have A Lot Of Heavy Items To Move?
If you have a lot of heavy items to move, you could always consider hiring or purchasing specialist equipment such as trolleys or dollies to help move your furniture. These tools will make light work of moving your larger pieces saving you time and effort. In this scenario getting some extra help from other people with lifting your larger possessions is a must.
Professional movers are not only experienced, but they also have access to all of the right tools and equipment to make relocating large objects less difficult. They also have access to the skills and “muscle” to lift and move your furniture safely and prevent any injuries that come with lifting heavy objects.
Do You Have A Lot Of Valuables To Move?
When looking to relocate a lot of valuable furniture pieces, it’s probably not worth the risk to DIY. Professional movers know the best methods to move your items safely and effectively, ensuring your precious items make it to your new place in the same condition as when they left your previous address.
Professional movers also offer other convenient services to help with your move such as furniture disassembly, furniture pre-packing services and insurance against damage or loss during your move.
In comparison, a DIY house mover may not be fully aware of the best ways to protect or move furniture items. Unfortunately, this lack of experience and know-how could potentially lead to furniture damage or breakages during a move.
Save Time And Stress – Hire The Professionals
If you’re looking for an easy, stress-free house move, or don’t have the ability to move on your own, hiring a professional mover will be the best option for you. A professional mover can take on the most difficult aspects of a house move from packing up your belongings, doing the actual heavy lifting, loading up the moving truck and working to your tight moving deadline.
Best of all, hiring a professional mover means you can have peace of mind that your belongings are receiving the utmost care and attention during your move – at a reasonable price.
Talk to the team at Giffen Furniture Removals about your furniture removal needs and save yourself the hassle on your next move. Call us on (07) 3162 6783 for a free quote today!