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Should You Do Your Own Move Or Hire A Moving Company?

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Should You Do Your Own Move Or Hire A Moving Company?

Part of planning for the next step in someone's life usually involves moving to a new town. It can be exciting, but it can also be extremely intimidating. It only takes a person a short Internet search to realize that hiring a moving company looks like an expensive venture. That is why a lot of people decide to do the move themselves. But are you really saving money when you do your own move?

Unless you own a large moving truck, you will need to rent at least one vehicle to make your move. If you do not have the special licensing required to drive the bigger vehicles, then you will need to rent a series of smaller trucks and hope that you can find people who will drive them for you. Moving trucks rent usually by the mile and you will still have to put gas in them before you return them. Trucks also require a lot of gas, especially when they are filled with a lot of your belongings.

A professional moving company not only has the right trucks and drivers for your move, but they can also provide you with a metal container you can fill on your own which can be picked up the day of the move. The drivers will be there on schedule and the vehicles will be the right size for your needs. You won't need to worry about staffing the trucks or paying extra for the gas. It is all included in your quote.

If you have never coordinated a move before, then you need to know that it is a lot harder than it sounds. Each item needs to be packed and then marked for the room it will be placed in when it arrives at the new house and then the transition from the old property to the new one with the utility companies and mail service is tricky as well. A professional moving company will help you to coordinate your move and get all of those elements done right the first time. You won't have to do anything except let the moving company know what rooms the items will be placed in.

When you move furniture and other heavy items, you need to have the right equipment. When you do the move yourself, you may not know what that right equipment is and you could be risking damage to your property and injury to yourself. An experienced moving organization is going to have the equipment and experience it needs to move your belongings quickly and safely. There is a good chance that the movers have had experience moving just about every item you have in your home. That kind of experience is worth the investment.

When the move is over, it would be nice to have a comprehensive checklist you can use to make sure that everything has arrived properly. If you try to do it yourself, then your checklist may be lacking a lot of items and that can cause you nothing but grief. A moving company creates a comprehensive checklist and uses it to make sure that all of your belongings get to your new location without a problem.

Just when you think the job is done, there is all of the unpacking that you will need to do. But if you hire a professional moving company, you won't have to do your unpacking. An experienced organization will put all of your belongings in the appropriate rooms of your new home and they will make sure that everything is where it needs to be.

When you really think about it, you are not saving any money when you do a move yourself. The efficiency and expertise of a professional moving company makes them the right investment for your next big move.

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