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Hiring Professional Movers vs. Moving Yourself

Hiring Professional Movers vs. Moving Yourself

When it’s time to relocate your home or office, you have options. You can hire a team to help you with the move, choose to handle the move yourself or even opt for a mix of the two. At W.H. Cox & Son Removals and Storage, we’re firm believers in the power of hiring a removals team, but we understand that not all moves require the heavy lifting of the professionals.

With that in mind, here’s an overview of the main factors to consider when deciding how to handle your next big move.

What Moving Yourself Really Means

When you decide to move yourself, you’ll be overseeing all of the sorting, packing, heavy lifting and transporting on your own. If you have access to a truck and not much in the way of belongings, this can be a reasonable solution. But your vehicle is only a small part of the equation.

When you hire professional movers, you have a team ready to oversee the logistics of your move at your disposal. They’ll be able to assist with packing, organising, transportation and unpacking. They make short work of what would be an intensely lengthy relocation process if you were to go through it yourself.

Moving Is Seldom a Solo Operation

Even if you have decided that you would rather handle the move on your own, it’s important to understand that you probably won’t be operating by yourself. If you don’t have the calibre of vehicle you require, you’ll have to decide whether you’re going to find a friend with one you can borrow or simply hire a moving vehicle on moving day. And then there’s the question of who’s going to help you with the heavy lifting.

Friends are willing to help other friends with moving, but reciprocity is important. Sure you can get them dinner and buy them a few drinks after the moving is done – but they’re almost certainly going to expect you to help them with a future moving job of a similar scale. Reciprocity is important, after all.

Professional Movers Are Much More Experienced and Efficient

It’s also worth noting that handling your own move is often an exercise in inefficiency. Professional movers ply their trade on a daily basis, and they’re – without a doubt – much more experienced with moving than you and your friends will be. This means they’ll be able to make short and efficient work of what would end up being a much longer process if you moved on your own.

It’s not just time and efficiency that are at stake, either. Professional movers’ experience and training means they are much better equipped to handle your fragile belongings through every stage of the moving process. They’ll pack items correctly and transport them safely so that nothing is damaged along the way.

Contact W.H. Cox & Son for Removals in Buckinghamshire

If you’re planning a move to or from Buckinghamshire or Herts, let our professional movers help. We offer an efficient, safe and affordable relocation solution. Contact us today to learn more.