Moving home is on one hand a time of great joy and a period of time that will no doubt fill you full of excitement and pleasure at the thought of moving to a new home for you and your family. On the other hand, moving home can also fill you with dread and terror as the thoughts of how to get things moving from A to B take over your mind, life and every waking minute, with so many things that you need to do and just so little time to organise them.
For those of us that think we can do it all then using a removals company is probably not even going to be a consideration, with local van hire and lots of friends and family being the preferred option. But, for the majority of the 3 million people that move every year in the UK, the hire of a local removals company is a necessity, allowing them to take the hassle and stress out of the move and allowing you to concentrate on making sure everything goes smoothly when it comes to all of the other things you need to be thinking about.
For the large majority of people that move home, you will not be talking about a few rooms and a couple of van trips, with two and three bedroom house moves equating to 50% of the total moves in 2013 according to RemovalReviews.co.uk, so it is pretty clear to see that using the services of a removals company is something you really should be factoring into the property costs, rather than trying to save money and doing it yourself. Whilst you might think that you are saving a few pounds here and there by moving yourself, by the time you add up van hire, petrol, time off work and possibly insurance, and also take into account all of the extra hassle and effort that comes with moving home, you might actually end up losing money rather than saving it!
The reasons to use a removals firm are at first, probably pretty obvious, because less hassle will mean less stress and when you employ the services of a professional then you can usually rest assured that every need will be catered for and you do not have to worry. As long as you do your research first and make sure the company that you plan to use are a trusted and recommended firm, then you can pretty much sit back and let them take care of the move for you.
If you pay for a packing service, then their team will usually pack your items perfectly, using knowledge you just cannot buy when it comes to packing effectively and carefully, and more often than not they will unpack your belongings when you get to your new home as well. They will also take care of how many vans you need and how many people it will take to move you, which will all be included in your quote. Once you know your moving date, locations moving from and to and of course how much stuff you have to move, they can then offer a quote based on your needs.
Moving has enough hassles and problems without the worry of having to move all of your items on your own, as you need to think about the family, pets, logistics and of course the finances, without having to take on the worry and stress of how to fit all of your boxes into the back of van, not to mention the sofa and washing machine! Removal experts are just that, they know how to move people correctly and more often than not, they have been doing it for years and know what can go wrong, and more importantly how to make sure that it does not go wrong in the first place.
So, although it can look as though you can save yourself a few pounds when doing things on your own, it is so important to take a step back and ask 1) is it really worth it and 2) don’t you have enough other things to be doing instead when it comes to moving you and your family to your new dream house!