Moving Yourself vs. Hiring Professional Movers

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Trying to determine the best way for your to move can be different for everyone.

Most people reading this have probably moved at least once without the help of movers. The savvy side of you might think that it wasn’t that bad last time. However, last time might have been in college when you have minimal things. Now, you are looking at moving real furniture and household items. You might be navigating with a family or soon-to-be partner. Moving as we age gets harder due to the amount of stuff but also our bodies don’t move as they once did. Many will have bad backs or other medical issues that hinder you from being able to move everything yourself. 

When moving or with a moving company the first thing that you should do is go through your home. There are always things that you have stuffed in corners or closets that you haven’t touched in months or even years. You don’t want to waste time packing those things and moving to your new home. You need to go through things and purge what you haven’t touched or used. This will free up some of your time packing and moving, whether you go with professional movers or do it yourself with friends and family.

The Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company

Hiring a mover will force you to be on a schedule. They will show up at a certain time and have your move completely scheduled. You can have a mover come in completely, pack, and put your things on the truck. They will meet you at the door of your new home. This means that you don’t have to lift a finger. However, we do recommend that you take your valuables and personal documents with you. Movers have been trained in packing boxes to packing the boxes on the truck. This means that you will get the most out of each box and the truck. Most friends and family try their best but when you move people day in and day out, you get better at what you do.

Typically a professional can make the move in one trip and with one truck. This will save on the costs of adding another truck. If you are looking for a long-distance move, professionals can make this so much easier. While you are getting ready to start a new career and meet new people, you don’t want to drive across the country in a big truck. You will not have to take as many days off. It will be more seamless. The same guys that packed up your truck will be the same guys that show up at your door. This means they fully understand what is on that truck and know how and where to unpack.

The Benefits of Moving Yourself

People think this is the savvy choice. But, you need to think about how much time it is going to take to prepare, pack, and actually get moved. How many days do you have to take time off from work? How many weekends are you willing to give? Do you have some strong friends that can move all that furniture?

These are some things to keep in mind when deciding.

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