We understand how tough a move can be because there are lots of decisions to be made. One of the questions you’re probably asking yourself is whether you should hire a professional mover or take the DIY route.
When making this important decision, you’ll want to think about your situation and the type of move you’re making. As you check your list, you’ll find many good reasons to hire a professional mover.
1. Enjoy a Stress-Free Move
Professional movers know all the ins and outs associated with relocating your belongings and can do it efficiently. People who take on a DIY move can do it. Still, it does involve doing tedious packing, finding people to help with heavy lifting, maneuvering large pieces, driving a large unfamiliar truck, and then typically making multiple trips back and forth.
Hiring a pro to handle your move means you can opt for a service that can pack your belongings with care, handle your bulky and heavy items, and load everything onto one truck. Essentially, you can settle into your new home far more quickly.
2. Free Up Time to Focus on Other Important Details
Whether you’re relocating to a different town or another state, you’ll find many details to take care of on both ends of your move. If you’re a renter, you need to tie up loose ends in your former home. If you’ve recently sold your house, you’ll need to confirm everything is complete. You’ll also be busy taking care of details at your new home, such as establishing electric, water, cable, and other services. Hiring a professional moving company frees up your time, enabling you to make an easier transition.
3. Hiring a Professional Can Save Money
According to Home Advisor, if you hire a pro, the average cost of a local move ranges from $600 to $2,300 depending on if you opt to hire strictly for the move or go for full service (including packing, unpacking, furniture disassembly, and reassembly, etc.). Some think they can cut costs by doing it themselves – and sometimes they can – but it can be more cost-effective to hire someone than do all of the moving yourself. You can always opt to do some of the moving tasks yourself to bring down costs and fit your budget.
Consider if you go DIY, you’ll have to rent a truck, pay for fuel, buy moving tools and packing supplies, take time off from work, and potentially have to rent a storage unit. You’ll also need to assume any other unexpected costs – all of which can add up quickly. By hiring a pro, you’ll get a good estimate of your costs up-front, giving you an ability to plan accordingly.
4. Ensure Personal Safety
Moving a household entails a lot of risky work. You might need to move your possessions down a flight of stairs, or the weather might be bad on moving day. Hiring professional movers who know how to properly lift items, move them safely, and access the right equipment will ensure a safer move.
Many people assume taking a DIY approach to moving is cheaper, but realistically, unexpected things do occur.
Moving is considerable work. But hiring a professional mover cuts out the hard parts so you can appreciate settling into your new home stress-free! To learn more about our moving services and different options, contact us today for more information.