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26 Jan


Why Hiring Movers Is Much Better Than Doing It Yourself

January 26, 2023 | By |

Moving house? Congratulations – you’re almost there! You just need to plan your move to get all your items smoothly into your new home. When considering your options, you may wonder whether it’s best to move your own items or to hire a removal company.

If you live in a large family home, we wouldn’t recommend moving yourself—not unless you have a large lorry and a driver on hand. Why? The hassle and heavy lifting aren’t worth it. That sounds more like an opinion than a fact, but, trust us, it will take a lot longer than you think, and there are plenty of things that could go wrong without specialist training.

But if your current home is on the smaller side and you’re thinking about doing it yourself, we’ve got a list of pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.

The benefits of hiring movers

Hiring movers is far less hassle and the most efficient way to move house. For starters, you don’t have to do any heavy lifting. You can also benefit from a comprehensive service that takes care of all your needs. This could range from a full packing and unpacking service, secure transportation and storage for excess items—sorted!

You can feel comfortable knowing that your items will arrive safely and securely. With a specialist removal team, they will be fully trained to handle a wide range of items. Some will even be able to move more fragile, high-value items, such as grand pianos and antique paintings.

Why moving yourself is more hassle than it’s worth

OK, so you may be able to save some money. But that’s pretty much where the advantages end with moving yourself.

It’s so much hassle, and with lots of heavy lifting you could risk hurting your back, or even damaging your property or vehicle. This is especially true if you’ve had no training in heavy lifting. If you have a large volume of items and don’t have access to a suitable vehicle, it’s not a plausible option. There are probably only so many trips you’d want to make in your own car. And, that’s not to mention that some of your items might not even fit.

Don’t have much stuff to move?

If you’re only moving a few items, you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg on a removal team and a lorry. A man with a van service is always worth looking into as this is more affordable. That way, you’re only paying for the assistance you actually need, and no money will go to waste. This is ideal for students, tenants in flats or house shares or anyone moving out of their parent’s or former partner’s home.

Get a quote for removals in Cambridge from DS Movements today.

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