Move Yourself or Hire a Professional

The logistics of moving homes or business space is not something that most of us look forward to and many dread because of the stress that accompanies it.

Moving to a new house or office space is exciting and stimulating, but most of us must answer a straightforward question, should we do it ourselves or contact moving professionals?

A lot of thought goes into answering this question, such as cost, time, convenience, and more. Below are a few reasons to move DIY or hire a professional.


First things first, no two moves are the same. A college graduate moving their stuff from their dorm to their first apartment has vastly different needs from a young couple moving into a new place together.

Moving a young family from one part of town to another or from one city to another is considerably different from relocating a family of five.

You may end up making all these moves during your lifetime. And your need each time will be different from the last. Moving services allow you not to spend so much time planning and executing.


Suppose you decide to move without getting professional help. In that case, you and a couple of friends and family members can take the day off to move.

Keep in mind that this will take a lot of time unless there is a professional logistics expert in your friend group.

What if you choose to hire a professional service? What can you expect? You can expect efficiency, professionalism, and timeliness.

Imagine the service you order sends three people with a truck. You will have a leader and two team members.

There is a clearly defined hierarchy, and these professionals have been trained to be the best movers they can be.


Money is often the most prevalent reason why people decide to hire professionals or do it themselves.

A lot of people believe that they will save a considerable amount of money by renting a truck and attempting a move alone with a few friends.

Without a doubt, moving DIY is cheaper than hiring a professional, but how cheap is it when compared to a professional service?

When moving DIY, you will need to rent a truck, fill the tank up, buy moving accessories such as furniture pads, rope, straps, and more.

On the surface, moving DIY might appear cheaper, but when you consider how much time and effort has been spent, you might end up being disappointed.

Human Resources

For decades, Australians have moved locations without professionals’ help by inviting a couple of their friends to join them for a day of food, drinks, and packing boxes.

With this technique, if you think about it, you’re going to be responsible for the feeding of a couple of people for an entire day, and they’re not your employees, so you cannot force anyone to do meaningful work.

It is highly possible that you and your friends can end up damaging items during the move due to inexperience. You can all also end up injuring yourself in the process.


One of the most important reasons many Australians choose to move without professional help is to retain control of the process.

There is a belief that when you employ a moving service, you are working on their schedule, and when you do it yourself, you are in total control of your activities.

There are a lot of merits to this argument. DIY gives you a level of freedom that could not be achieved with professional moving services – until recently.

When you move with ben, you get a moving service that helps you maintain your autonomy

by working around your schedule.

There are many merits to utilizing professionals and moving DIY. We are confident you will make the right decision.