Tips when considering home removal

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When you’re planning to relocate, the first decision is whether you’ll handle the removal on your own or bring in the professionals. It’s tempting to save some cash by doing the work yourself, but this may not be the best option. Home removal is time consuming, stressful and physically demanding. If not done right, it can also be dangerous to your physical well-being and your personal belongings. Here are some tips to help you make the move easier as well as the pros and cons associated with trusting the professionals.

Get Organized

It doesn’t matter if you’re bringing in a team of professionals or your friends from the local pub. You need to get organized before removal day. Get a notebook to keep track of important information, including changes in utilities, contact information for friends, details on the new home and quotes from moving companies. You’ll want to keep all aspects of the move organizes, including a detailed inventory to help you unpack when you arrive at your new home. As you move closer to the big day, you’ll be glad that all of this information and your to-do lists are in one area.

Comparing Removal options

There are benefits to doing the work yourself. If you’re a very private person, you won’t have anyone else looking at your items. You’ll also save money. However, the money you save must be weighed against the time you’ll expend on packing and transporting your items. With the professionals, you’ll save a great deal of time and frustration. Here are just a few of the differences between moving yourself and trusting the experts.

• You can spend your time working on the to-do list, visiting with friends and preparing for the move if you have a team coming in. Without the professionals, every minute of your free time will be spent gathering supplies, packing your belongings and trying to find storage for them until removal day.

• The professionals will move the boxes and furniture, so that all you have to do is supervise. When you do this on your own, you run the risk of hurting yourself or dropping your items and breaking them.

• If something moved by insured movers, then the item is covered. If you break something, you’ll have to cover the replacement cost on your own.

• The removal specialists can pack up your house in an afternoon or a day to minimize the disruption. If you do the work yourself, you’ll want to start weeks in advance and spend more time living out of boxes.

Take the Stress Out of Moving

Moving is stressful, but there are ways to make it easier on you and your family. When you’re more organized with a to-do list to mark off and a folder to keep all information in one place, the process will go more smoothly. Keep the family informed about what’s going on to make the process easier on everyone. If you’re going to do the removal work yourself, then start talking to people about coming and helping you. Many hands make light work, and you’ll appreciate the extra help when it’s time to move the heavy furniture. If it’s in the budget, you’ll save time and stress by simply hiring a removal agency to handle this heavy work for you and leave you free to address other chores.

Before you make the final decision on who will handle the removal process, be realistic about the expectations and how you’ll be affected. Most removal agencies are well worth their cost for the time and frustration they save you. They make the move easier and less stressful, and it’s hard to put a monetary value on that.


Author bio: Bob is a computer engineer and blogger. He recently moved with a helping hands of professionals from Armstrong Removals and wanted to share his thoughts with us about this subject.