Long-distance Moves Made Simple

3 Costly Reasons Why Moving Services Are Better Than Doing It Yourself

by Stanley Lynch

Moving house is a life experience that combines stress and excitement. The prospect of moving to a new home is exciting, but there is plenty of stress getting yourself and your belongings relocated. Moving house is also expensive, and it is tempting to turn the task into a do-it-yourself project to save on the cost of using moving services. However, while it may save you money on moving day, in the long-term it costs you more and here are three reasons why.

1. Packing Efficiency

Moving services know how to pack a truck quickly and efficiently. They effectively play Tetris for a living because they spend every day working out how to pack a household of belongings into their truck so it can be shifted in one load. It is this type of packing experience that you are paying for and as the old saying goes, time is money. A professional moving service gets you relocated from home A to home B in one day if it is a local move. Are you confident you can do the same? If not, you are losing paid time at work when you take multiple days to trek your things between the houses. Additionally, every load you take between the houses costs you fuel, so are you really saving money?

2. Fewer Breakages

Experience is not the only way that moving services protect your items from being broken in transit. They have access to transport trolleys, moving blankets and lifting straps so that each piece is carefully placed onto the truck and then into your new home. In the unlikely event that something does get broken, then the cost of replacing it is covered by insurance. It costs money to hire transport trolleys, moving blankets and lifting straps, plus you need extra insurance to cover your goods while in transit, so the cost of these items impact on whether you save money doing the job yourself.

3. Cover Health Costs

Can you afford to take time off work if you injure yourself whilst lifting heavy furnishings out of your old home and into your new one? Hiring a moving service means the heavy lifting is done by the professionals and your back and legs are not placed under strain.

At the end of the day, using a moving service to help you move house is the most cost and time-effective way to get your things shifted. All that is left for you to do is call around the local moving services to find the best price for your upcoming relocation.