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Why a Removalist Company is the Right Choice for Your Next Move

When planning a move, you may assume that it's easiest to simply rent a truck and have a few friends help you. Hiring a removalist company can actually be the better choice, and in some cases it can even save you money in the long run. If you don't think you have that many things to move or that you don't need the services of a professional for when you change residences, note how and why a removalist company can still be the better option for you.

1. A removalist company will have insurance

If you were to drop or otherwise damage or ruin something of yours when you move, you would be liable for the cost of repair or replacement. A removalist company will have insurance that you can make a claim against so you get reimbursed for these costs.

This may not seem important if you think your furniture and other items are not that valuable, but think about the cost of having to buy anything, even something used, to replace your items. If you were to tear your old sofa, drop your computer or damage your television, buying a new or used one of these items can be very expensive, even if the unit you currently own is not very valuable.

Remember too that this insurance covers the removalist company's own truck and other equipment. If you rent a truck and dolly and other equipment, you may be liable for damage you cause if you scrape a barrier while trying to refill the gas tank or cause damage to any of the equipment. This cost can be very steep.

2. Moving on your own may not be as cheap as you assume

When considering the cost of moving on your own, you may be thinking of a truck rental price alone. However, this may be more expensive than you realise. In addition, you'll need to refill it with fuel. You may even face additional charges for long distances. You will also need to pay for packing materials that a removalist company may provide, along with the cost of renting a dolly of some sort.

In addition, you may want to provide your friends with a meal or refreshments. All these costs add up, and yet you still need to do the work! Paying a removalist company can be as affordable as all these other costs and yet removalists like Removal Man do the hard work for you.