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Should I Hire a Moving Company or Move on My Own?

By Jessica Hajjar

Moving into a new home can be stressful. One of your main concerns will be making sure all of your belongings are moved safely and securely. However, many homeowners also want to save as much money as possible during the process. This leads to the big decision: Should you hire a moving company or opt for the DIY option and move your things on your own?

If you're leaning towards hiring a moving company, make sure you're enlisting an efficient and reputable service. Check out MovingHelp.com to find a company near you. Reviews of each company are available from real costumers who have used the service. This site also gives you price quotes based off the size of your move and the amount of time it will take. You can also visit our local directory of movers here!

However, don't assume any price quotes you get are completely accurate. Call the company you plan on using and ask again for a personalized quote. It's also a good idea to ask about potential discounts and hidden fees. You don't want any surprises when it comes time to pay your movers!

Keep in mind that moving companies also offer different types of moving services. With a full-service move, the movers will pack your belongings and furniture, transport them to your new home, and then put everything right where you want it. This service saves you time and energy; however, it is the most costly.

In the self-service move, you will handling the packing and unpacking. With this option, you can also set some of your own terms. You can hire the company to load and unload the truck, or you can save a little more money by doing these tasks yourself. Another option in the self-service move is to rent a moving truck and do the driving yourself. You can then hire a moving service to load and unload the truck. This will save you some of the labor while also keeping some cash in your wallet.

Of course, the cheapest choice is the DIY move. Although moving without the help of a hired service can save you money, it will also take a lot more time and effort. It is also important to be safety-conscious when moving heavy objects! Another crucial step in this move is preparation. Give yourself enough time to pack everything in an organized and systematic way. Label all your boxes so you know exactly where to put them once you arrive in your new home. Then, enlist the help of friends and family to help you move your things. Being surrounded by friends can make the big day a lot less stressful, and who knows: you might even be able to make moving fun!

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8/16/2016

Luke Yancey

Thank you for adding that you should not consider a price quote as accurate when it comes to hiring movers. I hired a company a few weeks ago when I was moving and I found that there were a lot of

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10/11/2012

stacey beck

Thanks for the advice! I've been debating back and fourth if I should hire some movers or not but I think I finally decided that I'm going to. I just think when it comes time for the move I'm going to

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