Why Moving Your Own Furniture Is not Always the Cheaper Option


Taking matters into your own hands can pay off in many situations. The satisfaction of knowing you built or did something by yourself can be hard to beat. However, there are circumstances in which it is much better to trust the professionals to do the job. When it comes to moving in Singapore, it is understandable you will want to cut down costs wherever possible. DIY moving might seem like an attractive option yet the amount of work can be misleading, so you might end up spending more than you thought. In the end, hiring a Singapore moving company could be the cheaper option.

Keep Your Friends

Let’s be realistic. When you start planning a DIY move, you immediately start thinking about how many friends you will need to get things done. In all honesty, none of your friends want to receive that call. Your friends might accept because they appreciate your friendship, but secretly they know that getting free pizza is not really worth the amount of work – nor is the stress of being around the ‘moving party’ on the day.

Experience Is Everything

Moving is not just about getting boxes out of the house. There is a lot of skill involved, particularly when it comes to dealing with big or unusual pieces of furniture. The staff at a moving company will have dealt with this hundreds, if not thousands, of times. They will know what steps to take to avoid damage to the walls, flooring and the furniture itself. What’s even more important is they will have the equipment and tools to dismantle and transport your belongings. This becomes crucial when it comes to relocating to or from high-rise buildings.

Damage Prevention

Knowing how to handle your belongings is essential to avoid damaging them during the relocation. However, you also need to know how to load the truck to stop your belongings from moving around during transit. This is one of the areas that could end up costing you more. In the unlikely event of a professional Singapore moving company damaging your furniture, and you have taken out insurance, they will cover the repairs or replacement. You, on the other hand, will have to pay for any damage with your own money.

Risk of Injury

It is no secret that moving requires physical strength. Movers follow safety best practices and know how to prevent work injuries. A DIY mover is unlikely to have the same training, so the risk of injury is much higher. Taking time off work to recover or dealing with the pain might not be worth the money you think you will be saving.

Finally, moving is time-consuming. This is even more true if you are thinking of hiring a small vehicle, whereby you will need to make multiple trips. Consider the cost of petrol and any other travel expenses. If you are looking for a stress-free moving option, you will be better off calling the professional team of local and international Singapore movers at Allied.

To find out more about Allied's moving services, or to book a consultation, visit www.alliedpickfords.com.sg or call +65 6862 4700.