However, after all factors are considered, hiring professional movers may be the
more cost-effective solution during a self-move, you are responsible not only for the cost of the rental moving truck, but for gas, tolls, lodging, food and other expenses (not to mention the additional toll of all the physical labor!) Even if professional movers would be more expensive, consider what is gained by hiring an experienced moving company.
Simply put, hiring a professional mover will save you time, stress and effort. In addition, the moving services are entrusted to highly trained professionals who can efficiently pack and unpack your things. Heavy appliances, large furniture and fragile items are difficult to securely load and unload without incurring damage. Skilled professional moving services 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 will bear the responsibility. If you self-move, any repairs or replacements come out of your own pocket.