When you are giving a bit of thought to your home removal, it may be that you are a little worried as to how much you have to get done by yourself. Aside form the main moving day where the removals company will probably do most of the work, you will likely have to arrange some storage, get a an and van involved and run smaller errands that the move requires. These are often things that people do not realize are offered by the removals company, so have a think about how your removals company could make their service more tailored to your needs, and how it would make your life easier.
Sure, a lot of people avoid having the removals company do more than the bare minimum because they think it is expensive and lascivious to ask them for more. People are scared of being considered lazy, and of being accused of having too much money . In reality, why would you not pay someone to do a job that they are trained to do, just because you could well do it yourself? Most people do not spend all day every day organizing a removal, so why would you worry yourself with the potential of getting it all wrong when you could have someone who knows exactly what they are doing sort it out?
Things like storage and man and van services are going to cost you extra, and whilst a removals company will charge you even more for their services, you will almost always benefit from having the time to spare not worrying about such things. There are also the implications that a lack of experience could result in; you may well find that whilst trying to move things to storage on your own, you drop an antique mirror, which cost a lot more than the removals company service would have charged. In this instance you are without mirror and out of pocket, whereas you could have paid a lot less to either remain with the mirror, or to be insured against such damage.
Consider the personal aspect as well; if you are stressed that you may be getting different parts of your move wrong, you will likely be less well prepared to make good decisions, and these will affect the move as a whole. With some thought to your mental state and your family, you should be aware that the upheaval is the main thing that your children will likely be worrying about, as they will be largely oblivious to the intricacies of moving things in to storage. Spending time with your family can be afforded by allowing someone who really knows what they are doing to get these sorts of jobs done for you.
Finally, is the aspect of injury. Moving heavy items may seem like it is completely doable, if you have a hand from someone else who is strong enough. The reality of the spaces through which you will have to move large and heavy items is that the job is a lot more difficult than it looks. If you have flat packed furniture, it may even be nigh on impossible, as certain items of furniture will have been built within the rooms that they are in! A removals company will be able to remove these things safely, so that you are not at risk of injuring your self, nor damaging your own property or furniture, which will be at large cost to yourself.