Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, moving at all is stressful enough without the large extra expense of a removalist. At the same time, the valuable services a removalist offers can, indeed, take away much of the stress that comes with moving, and so taking on that extra expense needs to be considered. The challenge, then, comes in deciding how best to balance the cost of hiring a removalist in Brisbane with the stress of doing some of the work yourself in order to save money. Here are a few tips to help you decide what’s right for your situation.
Don’t Move it at All
Given that one of the main determinants in the cost of hiring a removalist is how much they have to move, getting rid of as much as possible before they begin moving can certainly save you a lot of money. Purge your entire house, remembering to also go through storage areas including garages, attics, sheds, etc. Chances are, you’ll come across a lot of items that you haven’t used in a long time, and, therefore don’t need anymore.
Not only that, but you’re also likely to find plenty of items that you’re currently using, but won’t work in your new place of residence for one reason or another. For example, you may have many items for a specific decor scheme in your current house that don’t match the vision you have for the decor in your new house. You can get rid of these items, and give your removalist less to move, thus saving you money.
Pack it Yourself
While having a professional removalist pack all of your belongings will certainly save a lot of effort on your part, the true benefit of hiring a removalist comes in leaving the actual moving to them. Lugging furniture down hallways and stairways, carrying heavy boxes long distances, and trying to figure out how it all fits into a truck are some of the worst parts of any move. Packing, on the other hand, while potentially time-consuming, isn’t typically nearly as difficult or labor-intensive as the actual move.
If you have the time and patience to pack up your home yourself, you can set yourself up for some serious savings. Since it is such a time-consuming part of any move, the costs associated with having a removalist pack your stuff can quickly become overwhelming. Not only that, but if you pack everything yourself, it will be much easier to know what is where when it comes time to unpack.
Shop Around for the Heavy Stuff
If you have a piano, large safe, or any other item that is heavy or requires special care to move, you may be able to save some money by finding a different company to move the item separately. For example, if you need a piano mover, that is typically beyond the scope of expertise of a removalist company, so they will hire that out, and then bill you for the charges incurred. If, instead, you shop around for a quality piano mover, apart from your removalist, you may be able to find a better deal than the moving company could get. For something as expensive as moving a piano, it’s good to know you’re getting the best price.
No matter how much or how little you choose to do for your next move, take hope in the fact that, no matter how much stress it causes and how much money it ends up costing, at the end of it all, you’ll be in your new place, ready to start a new chapter in life. That certainly makes it worth all the effort involved.