It can be tempting to think that you can save a few dollars by moving all of your possessions yourself when relocating to a new address. If you have a few friends who can help you on moving day, then it is entirely possible that you will be able to relocate without a hitch. However, removals are nearly always much more demanding than you imagine they will be. This is why it is nearly always better to hire a removals firm. What are the advantages of so doing, and what will you miss out on if you opt to do the job yourself?
Handling Bulky Items
If you have already packed up your possessions into moving crates, then you can often be forgiven for thinking that there won't be that much to do on your moving day — all you'll need to do is to load them into a van and get going. However, this ignores the fact that most households also have several bulky items that will need shifting, as well. This is where furniture removalists come into the picture. Unless you are trained in moving and handling, lifting things like double beds and sofas can be a demanding job. It is not just lifting items but being able to get them up and down stairwells, as well as through narrow passages and doorways, that counts. Furniture removalists will be able to so for you without damaging your walls or your belongings. Lifting heavy items on your own on moving day, on the other hand, can lead to injuries and breakages.
Free Your Mind
One of the most important things about professional removals services is that they help to de-stress you on moving day. Remember that relocating is often considered to be as stressful as changing job or even suffering a bereavement. There are hundreds of things to think about when moving — especially if you have children or pets to consider — so why place yourself under an extra burden by moving yourself? With a professional team handling the removal for you, you will be less hassled and able to focus on what truly counts as you move into your new home.
If you are lifting items out onto the street to load them ready to be taken to your new address, then you will have to consider public safety. Unfortunately, accidents do happen when moving — it is a fact of life. Most professional removals companies will have the necessary public liability insurance to cover you. Furthermore, accidental breakages should be covered to a certain value. Only rarely will home contents insurance make a payout for breakages that occur in transit.