When making the important decision
of moving, it may seem as though doing it yourself is the most budget friendly option.
However, after all factors are considered, hiring professional movers may be the
more cost-effective solution. During a self-move, you are responsible for not only
the cost of the rental moving truck, but for gas, tolls, lodging, food and other
expenses. If it works out that the two moving options are comparably priced, or
if professional movers are more expensive, consider what is gained by hiring a moving
Hiring professional movers saves you time, stress and effort. Also, the moving services
are entrusted to highly-trained professionals who can efficiently pack, load, unload
and unpack your things. Heavy appliances, large furniture and fragile items are
difficult to load securely and unload without incurring damage. Skilled professional
movers have the expertise to handle these more difficult belongings. Also, if any
damage is incurred during moving, or if the items are lost in transit, the moving
company bears the responsibility. If you self-move, any repairs or replacements
are borne by you.
Other moving services are also made available by a moving company such as valuation
protection and disassembly/assembly. With options ranging from self-service to white
glove moving services, professional movers are the smartest option. The stress,
planning and physical exertion involved with moving is taxing on the mind and body.
By delegating your move to professional movers, you can have more time and energy
to put into acclimating yourself and your family to your new environment.