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Professional mover, ‘man with a van’ or DIY?

As the cost of living continues to rise, it may seem like a good idea to save money on your move by either using a ‘man with a van’ or going DIY by hiring a van and doing the whole move yourself. It’s a step that many have taken to their own cost for a variety of reasons. If going DIY, do you feel confident driving the van? Will all your items fit into the van in one load (one to consider if you’re not moving locally)? Are you able to lift excessively heavy objects? Does your insurance cover any breakages? You’ll also need to source all your packing materials. And these are just some of the considerations! Here at Perry’s we can guarantee that if you use us for your move, we can save you time and stress in the short term and potentially money in the long run.

So, what are the benefits of using a professional mover?

Professionalism and experience
By hiring a trustworthy and reputable company like Perry’s, you can be sure that the team will be fully trained, conscientious and professional, with many years of moving experience. You will be able to relax knowing that we have everything in hand and know exactly what we’re doing and how to do it.

Trade association membership
Most professional moving companies are members of The British Association of Removers (BAR) which represents the benchmark for quality in the removals industry. Perry’s are long term members of the Association so you can be confident of our integrity, professionalism and expertise. All BAR Members must pass an annual audit and prove that they can meet the high standards of the Association. Also, as a customer you’ll benefit from the BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee scheme, and in the event of a dispute, a free, independent resolution service.

Extra services
A professional mover can offer you extra services such as:

  • Packing and unpacking: This can save you an enormous amount of time and hassle.
  • Inexpensive interim storage: Useful if there is a delay in your move and cheaper than taking things into self-store.
  • Specialised equipment such as trolleys and hoists for heavy objects: It could be impossible to move some items otherwise, and an injury could be sustained if you try to lift or carry something the wrong way.

Stress limitation
There are so many ways in which hiring a professional mover can reduce your stress around a move. You’ll have less to think about, save valuable time and know that there is less risk of damage to your possessions (but also that you are covered by comprehensive insurance in the unlikely event of anything going wrong).

Many people aren’t aware that as a seller, you have until 1pm on the day of completion to leave the property. This can cause problems in a chain, especially if everything happens late and for some reason you have been unable to collect the keys from the Estate Agent. A removal company will know what to do in this very stressful situation and can come up with a solution based on their years of experience in the trade.

You’ll have the all-round confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing your move is being carried out by a credible moving company.

Saving money
It may seem counterintuitive but using a professional mover can even save you money. If you use a ‘man with a van’ they may not have a large enough vehicle (incurring extra charges for further loads), may not have the correct insurance and, may dangerously overload the van. If you try a DIY move you run the risk of damaging your possessions which may not be adequately insured, and/or of damaging yourself through lifting and carrying objects, leading to injury and possibly extensive time off work.

Trust Perry’s
Let us take a load off and use our know-how for a successful move. It doesn’t have to be complicated when you know what you’re doing, and we will use our knowledge and expertise to help you to experience the perfect move.

Contact Perry’s on 0800 211 8030 today.


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