The great moving dilemma: DIY, removalists, or moving services? Unveiling your best option!

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Imagine this: boxes everywhere, time to vacate getting shorter, and the daunting task of picking the ideal moving option looming like an impending storm. Welcome to “The Great Moving Dilemma,” where do-it-yourself (DIY), removal companies, and moving services vie for the lead in your relocation saga.

Get set for a no-nonsense (and quite candid!) guide to steer you through this moving maze!

The DIY adventure

Person "do-it-yourself" packing a box with tape


Let’s talk about the practical side of DIY moving without the extra flair. Consider the potential cost savings — keeping your money where it belongs, in your pocket. Picture yourself managing the entire process – from renting a truck, organising logistics, maybe even getting some friends to help. You call the shots, set the schedule, and it’s all on your terms.

But whilst going the DIY route should save you some bucks there are some definite downsides – see below for an explainer on what these might be.  


Now, diving into the downside. Brace yourself for the physical strain that comes with moving everything yourself. Injuries are a real concern, turning your DIY project into a battlefield against aches and pains. You might save some money on the removalists but may just end up paying that to the physio! Time is another factor to consider; a DIY move can be more time-consuming than anticipated, even for the most careful planners. And don’t forget the lack of professional expertise, which could lead to damaged items or inefficiencies, which can also add to the unforeseen costs.

Are you prepared to handle the heavy lifting, furniture manoeuvering, and delicate packing without expert assistance? The DIY path offers both victories and challenges.

While the prospect of saving those dollars might be enticing, it’s essential to weigh the costs against the efforts and potential hiccups involved. It’s not just a move; it’s a hands-on adventure that demands a touch of grit and a dash of resilience.

The professional touch of removalists

Removalist moving a sofa


Let’s dial it down and talk about why the pros might be your go-to choice. Removalists bring a ton of knowledge and experience to the table. It’s like having a trusted guide through the moving chaos, making the process smoother and more organised. Safety is their priority, so you can trust your belongings are in good hands, arriving at your new place without a single scratch. 

Opting for professionals from removal companies? It’s like handing off your moving worries for a stress-free journey.


It’s time to talk finances. Bringing in the pros might mean a bit more cash, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Sure, it’s an investment but for the money you let the experts take the lead. 

So, the big question: Does the idea of professional convenience sound like the right fit for you? It’s not just a move; it’s a practical choice to make things smoother on your end.

The comprehensive solution — moving services

Moving staff from a removal company


Time to dive into the VIP experience that moving services bring to the table — it’s a full service spectacle covering every intricate detail from the meticulous packing of your belongings to the smooth transportation, even the luxury of unpacking. This level of comprehensive assistance has traditionally been associated with corporate relocation services or ultra-high-end consumers, but now it’s available for anyone seeking the utmost convenience.

Time efficiency takes centre stage in this scenario, with every aspect of your move expertly coordinated to save you precious time. The sweet melody you’ve been waiting for! Imagine a move where you don’t have to worry about the logistics, where every detail is meticulously handled by seasoned professionals. Handing over the reins to these experts can feel like a breath of fresh air, turning your move into a seamless journey, whether you’re a corporate executive, a high-end consumer, or someone who simply values the pinnacle of moving convenience.


As we explore the advantages, let’s acknowledge the potential downside — a higher cost. Much higher cost. Comprehensive moving services may come with a premium price tag, typically ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 or more, depending on the size of your move, distance, and additional services required. And there’s the trade-off of less personal involvement, leading to a potential feeling of detachment. 

It’s a matter of balancing the convenience with the desire for a more hands-on approach. Are you ready for the grandeur of moving services?

Happly — your moving game-changer

Now, grab a seat because we want to introduce you to something special — Happly! It’s not just a tool; it’s like a buddy in your moving adventure. Happly adds a unique touch to the stage, offering a full-service experience with a personalised touch.

Imagine it as your trusty moving companion. 

Easily compare and connect with top-notch removal companies that have been vetted and repeatedly tested in your local area, all with just a few clever clicks. It’s pretty much your moving buddy, here to make your move as smooth and effortless as possible. 

The Grand Finale — unveiling your best option

In this grand symphony of moving, DIY, removal companies, or moving services — each option has its own tune. It’s about finding the melody that best resonates with you Curious to add a touch of ease to your move? Click here to explore how Happly can turn your moving experience into a smooth performance.

Master your move and be Happly. ✨

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