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Moving Van Rental – The Pros And Cons Versus A Removalist

You’ve spent time finding your perfect house, your offer has been accepted and now it’s time to think about moving all your furniture in.

While moving to a new house can be exciting, it is also regarded as one of the most stressful things you will ever experience in your lifetime.

It may seem obvious that hiring a moving van would be the easiest way to save on costs during your move, but it may not be the most practical and cost-effective choice in the long term.

Employing a removal van company can be more reasonable than you imagine, inevitably a do-it- yourself move requires more work.

Strict timings

Many people underestimate how long it will take to move, often you must be out of your old house the same day as you move into your new one.

Working to strict timings can put you under immense pressure. Hiring a rental van may give you flexibility but if you are running late and know the van should be back at a certain time it can add to existing tension. Try to ensure you hire the right size van so it can accommodate all your items and you won’t have to make numerous trips.

It may seem that a moving van rental is a cheaper option, but by the time you have factored in the costs of van hire, insurance, petrol and goodwill gestures for your helpers – such as buying lunch and drinks, the anticipated savings will quickly disappear.

If speed is an important factor for you, a removal company may be a better idea. They have many years’ experience undertaking removals and will work in a methodical and efficient manner.

Protecting your belongings and furniture

Your possessions mean a lot to you and there’s great risk on removal day that something will get damaged. With a moving van rental, you need to be organised – get plenty of sturdy cardboard boxes in advance and make sure everything is wrapped carefully.

There’s nothing worse than breaking an heirloom or an expensive item during your removal. Check to see if you can get insurance for your trip and how much it may cost. Be aware that some insurance policies will only cover you if your items are packed and moved by a professional team.

A moving van rental will offer more protection and have your items fully insured. Trained staff will know how to wrap delicate items to risk any breakages.

Heavy workload

Most people who move also have jobs and are trying to fit a DIY removal in over a weekend. A busy move can leave you exhausted and frazzled. By the time Monday comes around and you’re back at work, you’ll be extremely tired.

You may take unpaid leave along with your wife or partner, but be prepared to see a large chunk of your wage

disappear. A team of professional removalists who will do the job with minimum fuss in a methodical manner, quickly and efficiently.

Collecting the keys

One of the most exciting things about moving to a new house is picking up the keys. If you choose a moving van rental you may have to ask someone else to pick up the keys as you will be preoccupied with your DIY move. Hiring a removal team will mean you have more time for your handover.

Added extras

Always remember a DIY move might mean just that – everything you do is done by yourself, there are no extras as you are working to a very tight budget. A removal company, such as Able Removals can provide a wide range of services including packing and unpacking, dismantling and assembling furniture and supplying you with the correct

A removal company, such as Able Removals can provide a wide range of services including packing and unpacking, dismantling and assembling furniture and supplying you with the correct packaging materials which offers total peace of mind.

Driving a rental vehicle

Understandably, many people can be a bit apprehensive about driving a hire van. It can be quite daunting when you take the steering wheel of a different vehicle for the first time, especially when you are not used to the model and layout of the dash panel. It can even be confusing just to open the electronic petrol cap.

If you do decide to use a moving rental van, check your insurance and any excess. If you are involved in an accident it can be a costly experience. A removal van with an experienced driver who is also completely insured can eliminate this problem.

Able Removals is a family owned, Joondalup based removal company with more than 20 years’ experience. We offer fixed price quotes and are fully insured to give you peace of mind. Most of our clients come from word of mouth. Why not give us a call today to find out more?

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