It’s time to move and you are wanting to save money if you can. The first thing you might consider is moving yourself. However, are you really saving money compared to hiring a professional moving company?
Moving Yourself Costs More than You Think
One of the biggest problems when moving yourself is underestimating how much room your goods will take when packed, and you probably don’t have the knowledge or experience in properly loading a truck. These result in needing a larger truck than you think. If it requires more than one truck, you have to consider whether you know someone who will drive the other truck, or if not, be prepared to take multiple trips. These scenarios add to the costs of rental, gas, and mileage fees.
You might think you will find free boxes from retailers. Consider the time that takes and the irregular box sizes you will end up gathering. Space is saved by using uniform boxes and it makes packing the truck much more efficient. So, most likely, you will need to buy boxes and packaging material for your goods. You will also probably need to rent moving equipment such as a dolly – especially for appliances and large items.
Friends and neighbors helping load the truck might sound like a good idea. Remember, “Free” rarely is. If you aren’t paying for your help, how careful will that help turn out to be? The risk of damage to your goods skyrockets. What happens if one of your volunteers is injured moving your things? What if you injure yourself? Will you have to hire additional help at the destination?
There will be extra costs such as meals or hotels on long trips. Don’t forget Murphy’s Law. There will always be expenses you haven’t counted on. When using a professional mover, you know the costs upfront; there shouldn’t be any surprises.
Another factor that is hard to put a price tag on is peace of mind. Moving is stressful enough without the added worry of transporting fragile items, properly packing boxes, loading the truck so loads won’t shift or rattle, and actually driving a large truck or van. A professional mover has done all of that before and has the proper experience and tools to safely, reliably, and efficiently move your goods.
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To find out more about the cost savings when using a professional, or to set up an appointment, contact the experts today by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free at 1-866-421-9490.