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    I always move myself. It is a PITA but it's only for a day and saves so many thousand dollars.

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    Ive done both and DIY hands down. Its so much harder unpacking everything that the removalists packed.They shoved stuff in boxes left right and centre. Doign it ourselves we could pack them according to how we wanted to unpack them. SO much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    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.
    Hahaha ... No wonder it was pretty straightforward, what a great way to move 😀

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    If I had the truck I would DIY all the boxes and easy things and then get a removalist for all the furniture etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    We do a bit of both when we move, as you pay per hour for removalists.
    I work for a removalist and just want to clarify that we charge per cubic metre, so not all charge hourly.

    I say hire a removalist but I'm biased ;-)

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    Thanks all. We might get the container/removalists for all the really heavy stuff and use dh's truck for boxes, light furniture etc.
    I'll have to make a list closer to the date with what goes where!

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    If you can afford it, removalists all the way. I will never move without them again. Including packing. I hate, loathe, despise packing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    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 removalist even wrapped and packed our kitchen bin......complete with rubbish and kitchen scraps still inside

    But I agree. If you can, hire a good removalist, it makes the whole process just so much easier imo.

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    Thousands of dollars to move? Unless you are moving long distance our bill has never been anywhere near that. Guess it also depends how much gear you have!!

    We have always used removalists but pack everything up ourselves so on the day they come all boxes are ready in one room to be taken out and packed into the truck and then they just go from room to room and move the furniture out also.

    A removalist actually said to me he has never seen a house so organised for them haha!

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    We've done DIY a couple of times. The most recent was a 5hr drive across the state with a 12 month old, a dog and me 34 weeks pregnant. DH did pretty much all the packing and we had a couple of friends help to load and unload the truck. Even with DH paying to get his truck driving licence and paying the extra kms to return the hire truck back to the original location it cost less than half what removalists quoted.

    That said, if I had the money or lots more stuff then I would have used the removalists. We fit it all in 2 cars and a 9 tonne truck.


 

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