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The Pros And Cons of Moving House With Container Removals

By Nextl3v3l | 01/01/2020

When moving long distances interstate, it can become expensive, fast. Are you looking for an economical and cost-effective way to safely move your belongings to your new home? Using container removals may be the right option for you.

Moving containers come in several different sizes, to accommodate moves of all sizes. These include:

  • 10 feet (approx. 3 meters) – recommended for an apartment.
  • 20 feet (approx. 6 meters) – recommended for 2 or 3 bedrooms home.
  • 40 feet (approx. 12 meters) – recommended for a 4+ bedroom home, or if you have a lot of items to move.

If you need additional space, you can hire more than one container.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of moving using containers:

Container Removals Pros

Convenience

Interstate removalists will deliver the shipping container directly to your home. You can choose a day and time, which is convenient for you. Then you can pack and load your belongings at your own pace into the container.

After you’ve finished packing, the movers will come and pick up the shipping container and deliver it directly to your new home. After you’ve arrived, you can then unpack on your own time, instead of having everything at once unloaded into your new home.

Easy To Move

With moving containers, you have the option of a self-pack container removal service. This means that you will have the container delivered to your home, and you can then pack it at your leisure. You no longer need to have hundreds of boxes throughout your house in the lead up to your move, and then have everything loaded onto a truck within hours.

Cost-Effective

Using moving containers is a much better cost-effective solution to regular removals. With many different sizes available, you only need to pay for the space you need. You will also keep your costs down, as packing is all done DIY, rather than having to pay for labour costs of a moving team.

Secure Storage

Moving containers provide safe and secure storage. You can lock the storage container for maximum security and peace of mind. Your belongings are also protected from the elements.

Container Removals Cons

DIY Loading

While it helps keep costs down, do-it-yourself loading into a moving container can be a stressful and challenging job. It’s time-consuming and labour intensive, and you’ll have to provide your own moving equipment like dollies, blankets, and moving straps.

More Time Consuming

As you will be moving your belongings DIY, it will take longer to pack your home than if you had an experienced and professional removals team

You Need Extra Space Outside For The Container

During loading and unloading, you need a space to store the container next to your home or apartment. If this is in a public or shared space, this may create problems with other residents. You may also need to seek permission from the building manager or local council.

Are you moving interstate and looking to keep your costs down? You should carefully consider the pros and cons of moving using containers and if it is the right solution for you.

Next Level Removals are here to help. Contact us today to speak to our friendly removals team to discuss your needs. Call 1300 005 400 or contact us online for a free quote.

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