Category: Pros & Cons

Should You Hire a Moving Company: Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

Moving home is a big deal!

There are more things to remember you need to do than you ever though possible. Things can go wrong at every turn even if you are very particular with your planning if you move yourself. If you hire a removals company then you have the added stress of how much it will cost. Moving is not fun to say the least!

So should you hire a moving company? Is it worth it? Or is it better to go lone ranger and move homes yourself?

Let’s explore a few pros and cons:


Solo Move: If you are going to be moving yourself then you will have to do all the packing. This is not actually a bad thing. But what you will deal with is a very time consuming task. You will have to pack everything in your home and tape up all the boxes. Then you’ll have to unpack everything in your new place.

Moving Company: If you hire a moving company then you can opt for their packing service. Most moving companies have this service or they can recommend a partner company they work with to help with this. This will free up some time for you to deal with other important things when moving.

Verdict: It’s better to hire a moving company to do your packing as long as it’s within your budget.

The Actual Drive Itself

Solo Move: Have you ever driving a truck before? If you have not you may very well be putting yourself in danger. While a small truck is almost no different to driving say a van. It is different in the end, it’s along the lines of the famous saying ‘same same but different’.

It can be a dangerous task. As not only will you be behind the wheel of a larger vehicle than you’re used to but it will be full loaded up with your things so simply thing like how far out you need to break and how much you need to accelerate change.

The other things to consider is how long the drive is and how big the van or small truck you hire is. You might end up having to make multiple trips.

Moving Company: Pretty much everything that was mentioned above gets ruled out. Once the moving company starts their trip your part is done. Even if they make multiple trips. That’s their job and not yours.

Verdict: Hire a moving company!


Solo Move: Have you got insurance that covers your move? Most people don’t even think about this?

Stop for a moment and think about the dollar value of what could be in a van you hired when moving all your large electronics. It could be worth thousands to tens of thousands. Now does your home insurance cover your goods your moving if they get wrecked in a car crash? It’s very unlikely. You would need to take out a special moving policy with an insurance company.

Moving Company: Most moving companies have insurance. In fact as long as your don’t end up with some low grade operation and your deal with a reputable moving company. Then your goods will be fully insured.

It is still best to ask the moving company about their coverage and how much your good are insured fore.

Verdict: Using a moving company if you have the budget.

Overall Verdict

It’s quite clear that moving homes by yourself can be very stressful and tedious to deal with. We only covered a few items of the dozens you’ll have to deal with. There is much more you need to consider when moving. It’s better to hire a moving company to do the job just likeĀ Check them out on Facebook here.

If you actually add up all the costs that are involved with moving homes vs what a moving company will charge then it actually works out to be a much better deal to just hire a profession moving company to do the job.