Moving your own home looks tempting but it’s likely to cost you more money and time than you expect

Posted on: Mon Feb 28 by Masons

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If you’re moving to a new home, you may have played around with the idea of a DIY move. Or in other words doing everything by yourself, from packing your belongings, transporting them and unpacking when you reach your new place. If you’re unsure if doing it the DIY way is for you or whether turning to the professionals makes more sense, read on as we will help you make the right choice.

The DIY way

At first glance, a DIY move may seem like the ideal plan that can save you money and give you the flexibility to handle things your own way. You will have complete control over your entire move as you organise a moving truck to rent for the day, pick out your packing supplies and undertake the task of packing, loading and unloading all your belongings. You may even ask friends and family to help you, especially those with the strength to carry heavy furniture and appliances.

The cost of moving house by yourself

As you move to your new address, ensuring nothing breaks in the process, you may soon come to realise all the benefits of a DIY move come at a major cost that goes beyond money. This realisation usually creeps in when you’re faced with carrying your lounge suite, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and beds. Even with help from your loved ones, it’s still a tricky process because you will need to pack the moving truck correctly to prevent any damage. You may also need to manoeuvre large items in awkward spaces, or even worse, conquer dreaded staircases. 

Besides the big things, you also need to pack all your household items in sturdy boxes and make sure they are loaded in the truck correctly to prevent them from toppling over and breaking. It is quite a mission! Things can get chaotic quickly, and you could waste hours trying to sort out issues!

Misconceptions about professional moving companies 

Enlisting the help of a reputable and trusted moving company prevents absolute chaos and will make your move a breeze. The question then arises, why do some people want to do it the DIY way? The main reason is misconception. Many people think that moving house using their own resources is more affordable. On paper, the DIY option seems to be a big money saver – but in reality, it has the potential of costing you more than double the cost of a moving company, especially if you incur damages to your items and the hired vehicle. Plus, there is the time factor that you need to consider. 

Another misconception is that DIY offers more flexibility as you can easily choose a day and time that best suits your schedule. Although this is partially true, you can secure the ideal time slot with professional moving companies by booking in advance or planning your move during the off-peak season since there’s more availability.

From chaos to ease

The good news is that all these concerns can be easily overcome! The key is to choose a moving company that’s reputable, professional, trustworthy and reliable. The best way to find a good company in the UK is to check out online reviews on Google and social media platforms. Once you find a few with a stellar public image, you need to ensure they are licensed, insured and registered with the British Association of Removers (BAR). 

A company such as Masons Moving Group ticks all these boxes! We pride ourselves on treating each move with the utmost care, and we truly understand how important our job is in the lives of others. 

If you don’t want to lift a finger during your entire move, Masons Moving Group is here for your big day! Our team of experts will ensure everything is smooth-running while you relax. To find out more, contact our friendly team on 0800 141 3688 or drop us an email: [email protected]. You can also request a personalised removals quote here.

Posted on: 28th Feb 2022