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Hire Interstate movers or DIY?

Moving interstate

You’re moving interstate. There’s a lot to plan, co-ordinate, schedule and prepare. One of the biggest decisions you should start thinking about early on in the planning stage is if you’re going to hire interstate movers or undertake the move yourself.

If you are looking to hire a removalist, there's some things you need to know about them before deciding who to go with. We've put these in a short checklist:

Download The Interstate Removalists Hiring Checklist

We know that hiring interstate removalists isn’t for everyone, so to help you work out what would be best to suit your needs, we’ve put together some important factors to consider during the decision making process. 

  • Budget
  • The size and difficulty of your move
  • Physical capability and manpower


Many homeowners look at doing an interstate move themselves because they believe that interstate removalists are too expensive. However, a lot of interstate movers these days offer affordable solutions for every moving requirement and budget.

You should be able to find a company that offers quality service, a range of services to suit your needs, and specialist services for large/awkward items at reasonable rates. 

The size and difficulty of your move?

Not everyone is going to need a removalist to move interstate. If you’ve only got a small amount of possessions moving with you - perhaps for a short term stay interstate or moving into a fully furnished apartment - then it’s likely that you won’t need a removalist to give you a hand, a small rental van might do the trick.

So when should you consider hiring interstate movers over DIY?

  • If you have a lot of heavy furniture items such as beds, dressers, desks, large dining tables and lounges etc.
  • If you have fragile or valuable items that need special packing and handling such as a piano, valuable art pieces, or bulky/awkward items.
  • If you do not have the time to plan, prepare, pack and move yourself.

Physical capability and manpower to DIY?

Choosing to hire interstate movers or doing it all by yourself is really up to you. You may opt for a DIY move if you have a large household with several members who are old enough and strong enough to give a hand.

If you are thinking to do the move yourself, you’ll need to book early on any additional hire vehicles needed and plan out the manpower you’ll need during the move as well.

Make sure you’ve got a couple of capable, experienced drivers if it’s a long interstate move. We say experienced, because it’s an entirely different skill set to driving in and around town. Long distance driving and driving a larger vehicle requires experience.

It’s not a pleasant thing to think about but also consider any damage to your belongings from an accident on the road would be covered if you were moving with a professional removalist.

The wrap up.

For convenience and peace of mind though, there’s nothing easier than getting a professional interstate removalist to do the job. If you want to steer clear of all the hassles that comes with moving, then, as they say, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Got some questions about our interstate removalist services? Feel free to get in touch.

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