Hire a moving company or move yourself?

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This is a common question asked by people who are thinking about moving house or office. The decision you make will be based on a number of factors which include by are not limited to cost, efficiency, trust. Here are several factors you should consider before making your final decision.

How much stuff needs to be moved into your new home or office?

If you live in a studio apartment or a single bedroomed house, you probably don’t have many things to move. In this case, moving yourself might be a logical choice. However, if you have some things that are very heavy or valuable, such as furniture or big appliances you should hire a moving company to safeguard your items. Moving companies usually have insurance for items in transit.

If you have a house with multiple rooms and tons of furniture and valuable items, you should definitely hire a moving company.

Are you physically able to move yourself?

You might be willing to move yourself but are physically unable to. Even if you are not physically disabled, carrying some things is very difficult especially if you are not physically fit. You might want to consider hiring a company to do the work because you won’t get tired and your valuables will be kept safe.

Cost vs Efficiency

Take into account the cost and efficiency of hiring a moving company vs doing it yourself. If you have the time moving home yourself might be worth your while but it is important to consider the full offering by most South African moving companies. This includes the carrying of heavy furniture or appliances, packing, transit insurance and you might even get some help placing your possessions in the right place in your new home

Do you have the right tools for the job?

When moving home you need several things before you begin. You need to have enough packing materials including: boxes, bubble wrap, dish pack inserts, packing tape, wardrobe boxes, etc. If you don’t want to bother yourself with finding all the packing materials, you should definitely hire a moving company. Some South African moving companies offer packing services which eliminate the need for planning packing materials yourself.

Can you find a moving company that meets your needs?

If you do decide to not move yourself make sure you get out there and find the right South African furniture removal company. You should be looking for a moving company that offers full nationwide assistance, travel insurance and packing services. Shop around for a quote that suits your budget. Don’t be hasty in choosing a South African moving company that meets your needs.

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Protect your Furniture when Moving home

Moving from one location to another is complicated and stressful for most people. Businesses and even homeowners will agree to the complications that could arise when trying to do the literal heavy lifting of items. If you don’t want to deal with the headaches found with this, you’ll want to look into hiring a company to help. The process may be simple, but you’ll want to learn how to ensure your furniture doesn’t get damaged by your furniture removal company, for added peace of mind.

Start off by buying or borrowing protective material, this could include bubble wrap, blankets and duct tape. Next one should wrap your furniture in plastic sheeting. Wrapping furniture completely and thoroughly will form a shrink wrapping that will allow for easier transport. Otherwise, your items may move in the truck or could get damaged when going through doorways, down hallways, or in tight spaces. This process is not complicated, or difficult and can ensure added protection to your belongings.
Another method that you can utilise is to cover your furniture with blankets, and then tie them down. The blankets will protect the edges, and if you tie everything down in place, picking up and moving around heavy items will be easy for whomever you hire to do the physical labor.

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Try to dust and clean furniture before it is collected and packed as loose dust could scratch the surfice of the furniture. Make sure that the furniture is tightly fastened in the moving van or truck. You do not want your furniture

When you are shopping around for a furniture removal company, make absolute sure that they are licensed, bonded, and insured. This is the only way, outside of doing the aforementioned, to guarantee that your furniture is taken care of, in case anything goes awry. If nothing else, you will gain peace of mind. Even if your moving company promises careful furniture removal, accidents still happen. A way to further protect your possessions is through transit insurance.

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