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Moving House

Help & Advice.

Removals firm - do I really need one? 

Whether or not you need a removals firm depends on a few factors such as the size of your move, the distance you are moving, and your own preferences. While you don’t have to hire a removals firm, there are a few reasons why it might help you if you do.  


One advantage of hiring a removals firm is that it can save you time and effort. Even though our team are on hand to make the process of buying your new home as easy as possible, moving house can be quite a complex and time-consuming process, and professional movers have the experience, skills and people to handle it efficiently. They can take care of packing, loading, transporting, and unloading your belongings, so you can focus on other aspects of the move. 

It’s also worth remembering that removals firms often offer additional services such as packing materials, storage options, and insurance coverage for all your things. These add on services can often provide you with added convenience and peace of mind during the moving process. 

If you don’t fancy all that heavy lifting, hiring a removals firm can help reduce the stress and physical strain associated with moving. Professional movers should be trained in proper lifting techniques and will have the right equipment to handle heavy and bulky items safely. This can help prevent injuries and minimize the risk of damage to your belongings. 

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Here’s a couple of pointers: 

I am first-time buyer moving from, for example your parents’ home. 

If you are moving into a new home from your parent’s home, generally speaking you are probably not going to have that many belongings where you would need to hire a removals firm. If you or someone close to you has access to a car, or even better a van, this should be more than sufficient. Even if it does take a few more trips back and forth to your new home it would save you money in the long run.  

Moving to a new home but from a previous home 

Whether you are moving from a house or apartment, it’s likely you will have lots of belongings that need moving to your new home. In this case, it’s worth considering hiring a removal firm to handle everything for you.  


It is worth noting that hiring a removals firm may come at an additional cost. However, the benefits of their services, such as time saved and reduced stress, can outweigh the financial investment. 

Ultimately, the decision to hire a removals firm depends on your own needs and circumstances so before making your mind up, give some thought to the size of your move, your available time and resources. 

Whatever you decide, the Open Door will help make sure the rest of the process runs as smoothly as possible. 

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