• September 21, 2020
  • Bill Chen

Last updated on October 30, 2023

When it comes to an interstate move, most people plan to do their own packing. In most cases, a professional mover will only be called in to handle the bigger items. The main driver for this choice is to save money, which is all well and good, but there are pros and cons to DIY packing that should be considered before you begin.

On average, people pack around three boxes hour and a three-bedroom home averages about 150 boxes

Bill Removalists Sydney is one of the best removalists in Eastern Suburbs Sydney, and we’ve used our in-depth experience to gather a list of the reason for and against the handling of your own packing. Read on to ensure your moving experience is as pleasant as possible.

The pros of DIY packing

The number one reason why people plan to DIY pack their things for a move is to save money. This presents a choice, as a professional removalist will save you time, so you’ll need to weigh, which is more important, time or money.

Another major benefit to DIY packing is using the task as an opportunity to clear out some old stuff and minimise your possessions. Professional packers will not decide what stays and what goes; they simply pack it all. By handling the packing yourself, you can have a clean and get rid of the items you don’t need to move.  

The final benefit is organisation and a level of peace of mind. You know where things are going to go when you arrive in your new state and can pack accordingly to ensure easy access to the things you need first. Professional movers may not know this, so packing yourself allows you to distribute things a little easier at the other end. You’ll also have the peace of mind that no one else will be going through your things.

The cons of DIY packing

The act of packing up all of your belongings will always take much longer than you anticipate. On average, people pack around three boxes hour and a three-bedroom home averages about 150 boxes. If you are pressed for time, this is not a job you want on the to-do list. There is also the time (and cost) required in gathering packing materials. Take it from your friendly Baulkham Hills removals team; it always takes way more boxes than you think.

During the process, all liability for any damage is on you, as opposed to the professional packers. You need consider not only damage to your property, but the risk to your personal safety when moving heavy items or a lot of boxes. Without the right equipment and training, you can seriously hurt yourself.

Trust, it always takes more boxes than you initially think to move!

A third option!

A little of both worlds may be a happy medium for those who have the spare time. Pack up some personal items while doing a little cleaning and clearing, then have your friendly Baulkham Hills removals team at Bill’s removalists handle the rest. Leave the more fragile things to the professionals and achieve a balance between saving money and time.

Bill Removalists Sydney is one of the best removalists in Eastern Suburbs Sydney

If you need a hand, call the experts. Bill Removalists have many years of experience and will ensure an efficient and save more that is a low-stress as possible for you today.


Bill Chen

About The Author

Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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