Moving Alone or Hiring Help: The Pros and Cons When Moving House


Moving house is a long list of decisions, costs, and things to do. Choosing which realtor to use, which house to buy, and decluttering before packing up your things are all on the agenda. But another thing to consider is whether you want to take the pressure off and hire someone to do the actual moving for you. 

There are pros and cons for both doing it yourself and hiring professionals. And that’s what we’re going to discuss today so that you can make the right choice for yourself. 

Moving House Alone: The Pros


To make the move easier, you might choose to take a few boxes to the new property at a time. The major pro of a DIY move is the flexibility to take your time and control every aspect of the project. You’ll have full autonomy on packing and storing things in the van and how to safely get everything into the new house without damaging or breaking anything.

By doing the move alone, you can keep an eye on every step from the beginning to the end. 

Save Money

Of course, one significant difference between hiring help and doing it yourself is the price. You’ll like need to hire a van when moving, but this will probably be much cheaper than a full moving service. 

Moving House Alone: The Cons

Heavy Lifting

If you’re moving furniture and heavy boxes, it could be easy to strain and pull a muscle. A DIY move could put real pressure on your joints and muscles, which is hiring help is a good idea for anyone with pre-existing pain or problems. 


Being in full control can be both a pro and a con. A DIY move means you’ll need to manage the logistics of packing everything up, planning when to move and how you’re going to get everything from A to B. 

Hiring Movers: The Pros


Residential moving companies are experts in playing Tetris with your boxes and furniture. They’ll know exactly how to pack the van so that everything arrives safely and will even help with getting everything into the house. 

Essentially, hiring movers is incredibly efficient. Rather than you taking carloads to and fro, the whole move can be made in one fell swoop without you even having to lift a finger. 

Much Less Stress

Leaving it to someone else is much less stressful. If you find a reputable service provider, you’ll have nothing to worry about, so you can enjoy the excitement of a fresh start without any of the stress. 

Hiring Movers: The Cons


Handing over all your belongings to people you don’t know can be a little nerve-wracking. With professionals, the movie is much less personal. 


If you haven’t already incorporated moving costs into your budget, this will just be another thing you need to pay for. Prices for full moving service are much more expensive than hiring a van, so the right choice will heavily depend on what you can afford. 

Whether you hire movers or do it yourself is entirely up to you. It really comes down to your own capabilities, budget and stress. 

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