Moving house: should I ask for help from pals or professionals?
Tenants | Tips for Tenants | 24/05/17
Most of us have moved house or helped someone else move house at some point in our lives, even if it was just lugging a few boxes down into a car. An alternative solution is turning to professional removals companies, which has its advantages. If you’re about to move and can’t decide between asking for help from your friends and family or a professional company, here are a few things to consider.
Removal companies: a high quality service – at a price
Moving house requires a lot of planning and a LOT of energy. Calling upon the services of a professional can often make the process a lot smoother, especially if you have lots of factors and tasks to manage. Some removals companies will even help you package up all your belongings. You are guaranteed a good service, as a professional removals company is counting on a good result for their business. Their experience can also be a godsend – knowing how to manœuvre bulky furniture without knocking it is a skill few amateurs master. This all comes at a price – getting a removals company to help with your move is quite expensive, and moving costs can often pile up.
Family and friends: make great memories
Asking for help from your family and friends can lead to an enjoyable, memorable day full of laughter, games and the pizzas you promised them in exchange for helping out. If everyone works together and has a good time, the move will seem much less stressful – especially once you’re chatting over drink at your new local after everything has been sorted! This does, however, create more work and organisation for you and everyone else – from boxing everything up, renting a van and making sure that everything is organised in time.
Why not combine the two?
A third option is combining the two – you can reduce the cost of your move and combine the organisation of a professional company with the good times you can have with your mates! Some companies are happy to hire out equipment and vehicles to help you get everything moved over. You will also reduce the amount of work for your mates – making them much more willing to get involved!
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