Should I Move Myself or Hire a Pro?

At first glance, it may make more sense to you to do all your own packing and moving when you need to relocate to a new home -- whether in the same town or in another state. After all the DIY approach is generally more cost-effective. But after you consider all the factors, it might actually make more sense to hire a professional moving company.

For starters, if you move yourself, you might not have to pay movers but you will be responsible for paying for moving truck rental as well as gas and tolls -- plus lodging, food and miscellaneous expenses along the way. And that’s not even taking into account the physical toll of all that hard work! So even if it seems a lot more expensive to hire professional movers, it’s important to be honest with yourself about the true cost of moving yourself.

Peace of mind is another benefit of hiring a professional moving company for your move. Having experienced and well-trained movers pack and unpack your things is a great source of peace of mind -- especially when it comes to handling large furniture, major appliances and fragile items that need to be handled with extra care to avoid damage.

A company that offers professional moving services can handle your more tricky-to-pack belongings with skills that come from years of moving. And if any of your items are damaged during your move despite our best efforts, or if items get lost in transit, it’s the moving company’s responsibility to pay for repairs or replacements -- not yours. When you move yourself, you bear those losses yourself.

So whether you self-move or hire professional movers depends not only on what your moving budget is, but also how much risk, stress and physical labor you can deal with. Whatever you choose, we wish you good luck with your move!