Benefits of hiring a removals company vs a DIY move

Moving house is an expensive undertaking, so it’s understandable that many people look for opportunities to reduce the cost involved. One of the things they look at is the cost of hiring a professional removals company and whether they can save some money by doing the job themselves. But does the added hassle of moving house on your own really off-set the money you may have to lay out?

These are some of the things you should consider.


Professional removal companies know what they’re doing when it comes to moving you into your new home. They know the most efficient way to load a removals truck to get everything picked up and dropped off in the quickest time possible. Depending on how much stuff you have to move, doing it by yourself can take hours longer than it would with a removals firm with their own truck. Even hiring a white van will likely take a couple of trips if you have several large items or pieces of furniture to move.


Many removal companies offer a packing service, which can save you a lot of time and frustration in the lead-up to your moving day. They know how to wrap your belongings safely and swiftly to ensure they survive the journey to your new home. What’s more, packing up your items can be an emotional trial, especially if it’s your first move in many years.

Family Matters

Moving home can be difficult enough if you’re on your own. If you have small children involved in the move, it can become even more so. By using a professional removal company, you can leave them to handle the packing, loading, and unloading. Meanwhile, you can take your kids to their new home ahead of the movers to get them settled in and acclimatised.


It’s easy to underestimate just how heavy some appliances and items of furniture are. Washing machines and fridge freezers, for instance, often incorporate counterweights for added stability. If you’re not used to heavy lifting, or have never undergone manual handling training, there’s a serious risk of injury. With a professional removals firm, you can be sure that they know the appropriate way to handle more cumbersome items.

If you’re looking to move home in the Leicester area, contact Stokes Removals and Storage today on 0116 239 3000. We can put together a cost-effective removals package tailored to your individual needs and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for our services.

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