Pitfalls of Moving Home without a Removalist

Moving home is a major project in anyone’s mind, regardless of how big or how small the home is. Any place you have dwelt in and called home has some emotion attached to it. You are already accustomed to having the rooms set in a particular manner. You may have personalised the walkway or the approach to the house.

To move home without the help of professional movers presents some challenges.

Some of the pitfalls that you are bound to encounter include:

  1. Purchase of appropriate and adequate packing material

  2. The sense to pack items sensibly and objectively without emotional attachment to some.

  3. The sheer muscle to disassemble and later assemble household furniture without delay.

  4. The simple logistics of loading and off-loading and transfer of various packages to your location

  5. Hire of adequate transport to move in one trip without extra costs.

  6. You may have to hire extra hands at a cost or invite friends

  7. You may have to take temporary Insurance for transit damage on items.

  8. The physical fatigue during and after all the moving is done.

  9. Remember to make a packaging list for every container.

The Trials of Unpacking

After arriving at the new home, there are more pitfalls to avoid.

You may make visits to the new home prior to moving and make some mental notes of how and where to place all the furniture items and others. But, it is highly unlikely that the two houses would have the exact same area, room sizes, shapes and frontages. The first thing to do before unpacking, therefore, will be to decide where to place your household items. To do this, you have to:

  1. Remember everything that is contained in the specific packages.

  2. Move the containers to the appropriate rooms so as to unpack carefully

  3. Once again the mental notes may not serve very well, because you may have relied on memory capacity that may fail because of fatigue.

  4. Assemble all that was disassembled to facilitate packaging and transport.

  5. Once again you may need to hire extra hands at a cost or invite friends

  6. The work slows down because of the physical fatigue. At this point the human body needs to be fed and rest

The pitfalls of moving home without the help of the professional movers are many and varied. The reasons for opting to do this may be that you don’t have sufficient funds to contract movers, or may want to save the money for another assignment. You may underestimate the work involved and think it not necessary to hire movers or solicit other help.

One advantage of hiring professional movers is that they are trained to do what they do. They have systems in place which help them make quick and appropriate decisions towards specific requirements in every situation. They are well equipped in major expense items such as transportation vehicles, packaging materials and other incidentals that complement their work.

Advantages of Hiring a Professional

The advantage for the mover when they use professional movers is that they are able to avoid needless consumption of energy. A lot of hassle is lifted off their shoulders. They are free to plan and change plans with ease. The number of people required to complete the work is no longer an issue to them. They are free to put a schedule in place and expect it to be realised without excuses. Movers have long standing insurance policies to cover for his transit damaged items.

In conclusion, the advantages of using professional movers are evident. 

Sometimes the cost can put people off hiring professional movers. Good forward planning may offer the solution. You will have time to visit a few more professional movers in order to choose an affordable one. You can also pack some of the items yourself, or get friends to help, to reduce cost of hiring the professional movers.