While most removal services offer a flat rate pricing for a certain number of good and a certain amount of distance along which the goods have to be moved, the cost of moving solely depends on the weight or size of the goods to be moved along with the distance across which the items have to be relocated.
Removals are a huge industry based on the consensus that over 280 million people all over the world have moved annually over the last couple of decades. Of these 280 million people about 85% have moved within their country itself, moreover within their state itself, with only 12% of people moving to another state of the same country, leaving 3% of the population moving internationally to different countries.
Some customers are even offered van or trailer rental services, where they may just rent the van or trailer and move the goods themselves. This practice is very common in the UK and is also very popular in Australia and New Zealand. The services of movers are not involved and the customers have the liberty to take their goods with the help of this rental van, load it themselves and reload it back to their new location without having to spend on the cost of movers. The vans come with removal equipment such as furniture pads, cargo belts and dollies to provide safety and protection to the goods and also making the removal process much faster and quicker. Also, the provision comes with cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tape, paper, etc., for packing fragile items and carrying them in a compact and safe manner.
Hence, being a very cost efficient method, this proves to be a very popular option. Also, when one indulges in the services of movers, they have to supervise and look into how the job is being done and ensure safety of the goods. Here, time is often wasted because, even though the job of moving is already being done by someone else, one has to stand and supervise the moving. Therefore, a better alternative is to do the moving yourself, thereby ensuring a guarantee that you can take care of the goods yourself and there is no harm done to the goods by you. This practice is popularly called the ‘Do It Yourself moving’ or the ‘DIY moving’ practice.
Apart from trailers and trucks, one may even lease space in much larger conveyance, such as shipping containers. With a massive length of over fifty feet, they are operated by professionals, who deliver the goods to the new location. Shipping containers too come with extra appurtenances like packing material such as cardboard boxes and bubble wrap, ramps, tie down straps, dollies, furniture blankets and packing overlay.