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    We are moving house, Dh owns a large 12 pallet truck. We're considering DIY loading in his truck and also hiring a container (you can load and store on property for as long as you need). In theory it sounds ok, but I'm thinking maybe it will be easier to hire removalists.
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    We have done both. Moving is heavy, hard work and the truck needs to be packed properly to stop damage. With kids, removalists are our only option now, to save money you can usually help them take things out and do packing yourself.

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    We've done both, and from now on I would only hire removalists. It makes life so much easier. A good company will pack EVERYTHING for you - even stuff from drawers, etc. Our last one even wrapped and packed lightbulbs! And we had no breakages, and then they unpacked the other end (although we told them not to bother with most stuff, as we wanted to sort it out).

    Doing it yourself is definitely hard work!

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    We do a bit of both when we move, as you pay per hour for removalists. small / light boxes we usually do a run or two ourselves as these are the time consuming things. The bigger boxes we have stacked somewhere convenient ie garage so it's just a wam bamp thank you mam and then leave appliances ( disconnected ) in their home.
    No way would I move everything myself but then i don't have a 12 pallet truck.

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    If you can afford it. Get removalists! We just moved 3 weeks ago and DH did it himself with a truck and paid two teenagers.
    It was epic....

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    Get good removalists.

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    This is one problem I will gladly throw money at (not that I have any). Rounding up trucks and blankets and ropes/ties, doing all the hard work as well as managing all of the logistics of everything else...no thanks.

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    We found DIY pretty straightforward. Having said that I did all the packing (which I actually enjoy) and then spent "moving weekend" at the coast having a drinky mini break while my husband and his truck driver mates did the moving.

    It was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    This is one problem I will gladly throw money at (not that I have any). Rounding up trucks and blankets and ropes/ties, doing all the hard work as well as managing all of the logistics of everything else...no thanks.
    Yep I'm with you on this one, not to mention roping people in to help, it's never a job DH and I could do on our own. We have DIY a few times but last time we hired a removalist, just seemed too hard with kids and all that we had managed to accumulate in 6yrs. We still do all the packing, just leave the lifting and shifting to someone else!


 

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