Hiring a Professional Removalist Vs Moving Yourself DIY: What’s the Best Option?

TMAAT June 30, 2015

Professional Removalists versus Moving Yourself DIY
It’s really easy to assume you can save money by moving house yourself. This is especially true if your mate has a handy trailer you can borrow for the day and is willing to help out with some of the heavy lifting.

However, a standard 6×4 trailer may not be the safest way to move some of your larger or bulkier furniture items safely. Boxes of clothing or linen or small kitchen appliances might stack nicely in a small trailer, but what about the fridge or the lounge suite or dining room table?

If you don’t happen to know someone who owns a trailer or a ute you can borrow, you’re stuck with trailer hire costs for the day. Most hire companies restrict you to a time limit, so you’re forced to rush your packing and moving to get the trailer back to the depot on time.

By comparison, a professional removalist company is experienced in shifting belongings in all shapes and sizes. At Two Men and a Truck, we know the best way to pack furniture and boxes into the truck to avoid damage.

Your items are more protected in a removalist’s truck than they would be in an open-sided trailer. We also have the right packing available to protect your items in transit, so you know your belongings will arrive safely at your destination.

Professional Packing versus DIY Packing
If you’re like most people, you would have starting packing up many of your items long before moving day. Chances are you’ve been living with packed boxes in most rooms of the house for a while. Once the smaller items are packed up, you still need to think about moving your furniture and whitegoods so they’re protected properly.

The team at Two Men and a Truck are professional removalists. That means we know the best way to pack your items securely to reduce the risk of damage during the move. We’ll also make sure your items are unloaded into the correct rooms at your destination, which helps to reduce your unpacking times too.

Paying the Pros for the Heavy Lifting versus Your Time and Effort
Can you imagine if you pulled a muscle or hurt your back trying to lift some of your heavier furniture yourself? If the injury was severe enough, you might damage the item you were trying to lift.

You may even find you’re in no shape to finish your move, especially if your injury happened at the beginning of the day. That leaves you stuck halfway between moving houses with few options available to finish the job. There’s also the stress of taking time off work to recover.

The alternative is to let the professionals take care of all the heavy lifting for you. Two Men and a Truck have our own trolleys to make shifting the heavy items into the truck easier and faster. Aside from saving time moving your own items, you’re also protecting your health by letting us do all the hard work for you.

Letting the Professionals Get It Done versus DIY Stress
Let’s face it; moving house is stressful. In fact, statistics show that moving house is one of the three most stressful things you can go through in your life, behind getting married and having a baby. A large DIY move can be considerably more stressful again if you haven’t planned your move properly in the first place.

Yet, you can reduce your stress levels significantly by hiring the experts at Two Men and a Truck to do all the heavy lifting for you. We’ve become quite the removalist experts in the 22-plus years we’ve been in the industry.

We strive to take the hassle out of your moving day by helping you to plan your move and assist with the packing. We’ll take care of all the heavy lifting at both ends of the move too.

All you have to worry about is getting your keys to your new house. We’ll take care of the rest for you.

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