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Moving Yourself versus Hiring Movers – What Are the Pros & Cons?

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Whether you are moving into your newly purchased house or a rental property there is one thing you must consider… are you going to do the moving or hire movers?

Since every move is completely unique, there is no right or wrong answer, it all depends on the variables of your move and what you value.

So, what are the pros and cons of moving yourself vs hiring movers?

The moving experts at Brisk have done the hard work and provided everything you need to make the right decision for your move.

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PROS

  1. Cheaper
    Moving yourself typically costs less than hiring professional movers. If you know someone with a Ute or a truck and you have plenty of friends or family willing to lend a hand, you are sure to save a few bucks on a DIY move.
  2. Flexible
    When moving yourself you can operate on your own timeline and will not be locked into a particular day and time bracket. This means you can slowly move your items from one home to the next as and when you like.
  3. Control
    If you like organising everything yourself and being in complete control, then moving yourself might suit you.

CONS

  1. Time Consuming
    One of the biggest cons of moving yourself is the time it takes. Most people underestimate how many belongings they have and how long it will take to pack, move, and unpack. Without professional help or a tight deadline, your move time can blow out by weeks or even months.
  2. Stressful
    Organising a move is incredibly stressful, there are a lot of factors to consider and things to coordinate. If one aspect falls through, for example, one of your helpers comes down with a cold and cancels…you may be left to reorganise everything last minute! Moving yourself often puts a lot of pressure on relationships and can lead to fights with your close friends and family.
  3. Extra Costs Add Up
    Make sure you consider the costs realistically and add them up before moving yourself. If you do not already have the correct equipment you could waste a lot of time, effort, and stress for very minimal savings. Some major costs to consider are:
  • Truck hire
  • Equipment such as trolleys and packing blankets
  • Fuel
  • Time off work
  • Babysitter/ pet sitter
  • The risk of damage and injury can be extremely costly. Without proper training and equipment, you may find scratched walls, damaged furniture, broken belongings, and even personal injury – that’s is a lot of bills!

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PROS

  1. Efficient
    You will be shocked at how quickly moving professionals will have your items moved from one home to the next. With their training and experience, they can handle things like tight hallways and flights of stairs with ease. Things that could cause you hours of frustration will be done in minutes. You can then use your time to pack and unpack… or even better, add on a pre-packing service and use your time to enjoy your new home and celebrate a new chapter.
  2. No Heavy Lifting
    Moving professionals are trained in lifting heaving items and have all the necessary equipment to do it safely. When hiring movers you can step back, put your feet up and let the professionals do the demanding work. You won’t waste sweat and tears not to mention risk injury trying to move heavy furniture all day long.
  3. Less Stressful
    If you are hiring movers, you will receive a dedicated operations manager who will manage and coordinate all aspects of your move. All you have to do is call them to lock in a date and they will handle the rest! Knowing when your move will start, and end makes planning easy, and you won’t have to depend on friends and family to help with the hard work and risk spreading relationships too thin.
  4. Safer
    Movers know how to pack trucks in a way that will minimise damage to your items. Plus, they are experienced in driving heavy machinery even down tight roads or with tricky access.

CONS

  1. Expensive
    Hiring a mover is more expensive than moving yourself as you are paying for a service from experienced professionals and the equipment that comes with it. However, if you want a quick, stress-free move it is well worth every dollar. If you are moving interstate, it is actually cheaper to hire movers. Get a quote for your move today.
  2. Must Trust Others with your Belongings
    You will have to trust the movers with your precious belongings which can be difficult. Make sure you check the reviews on product reviews to ensure you are choosing a respected, trustworthy company.
  3. Less Control
    You will be locked into the date and time that you choose. However, if you book your movers a few weeks in advance, you will have plenty of choices.

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Ultimately do your own move versus hiring movers depends upon your specific circumstances and what you value most. Consider the pros and cons of both and decide what best suits you.

But if we could give one piece of advice on the topic… DON’T RISK IT – BRISK IT! ?

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