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Removals company vs white van man vs DIY: which is better?


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If you have just sold your property or found a new home, you are probably starting to plan your move. There are number of different removal options to consider, mainly – hiring a removals company, booking a white van man or simply doing it yourself.

It can be quite difficult to decide which option is the best for your move.

Here at Fife Group, we have been in the removals business for years and consider ourselves experts when it comes to moving. We are also members of The British Association of Removers (BAR), an industry standard for removals. Therefore we know what we are talking about when it comes to removals.

We understand that when it comes to moving house you have to decide what type of removal service suits you best. This involves comparing removals companies and weighing up the pros and cons of your removals options before making a decision.

In this article, I am going to compare the difference between hiring a removals company, a white van man and doing the move yourself. I’m sure you’ve heard arguments and the pros and cons from both sides. And because everyone is out to make a sale, what you’ve heard up until now has likely been quite biased.

Firstly, let me point out that a removals company may or may not be the right option for you. Just as a white van man may or may not be the right type of removal service for you, and the same with doing the removal yourself – it all comes down to you and what you think would suit your situation better. In the end, the choice comes down to the type of service you want, the cost vs your budget, and the availability.

To help you make the best decision, I have put together a guide to choosing the right type of removals service for your needs.

You should choose a white van man if:

You should choose a removals company if:

You should choose to do the move yourself if:

So there you have it. My advice is to look at the lists and see what suits you best. Although we are a removals company, doing a removal yourself or hiring a white van man may be a better option for you – it really depends on your specific situation.

I do hope you found this article useful to get some professional, unbiased information about the removal options available to you.

I think the key factors in any removal is hiring someone who knows what they are doing, who works to a timeframe and is trustworthy.

Good luck moving home.

John Kilgour - Fife Group

John Kilgour

Managing Director

Fife Group

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