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 Moving always requires organization and preparation. Whether you’re moving on your own or with the help of professional removalists, moving from your old place to a new one will require time, money and energy. In this article, we want to give you the pros and cons of moving by yourself or hiring a company. If you’re wondering whether getting movers is a good idea for you, keep reading.

Moving on your own

 A lot of people think that they can manage their move on their own. It’s only a few boxes and furniture, after all. But is it really a good idea for you?

Pros 

The main advantage of moving on your own is financial. Moving companies are expensive. If you already own a car or a truck, moving on your might be a good option. Renting a moving truck is also cheaper than hiring a moving company. It’s also secure: you have full control over your belongings and you always know where they are. You’ve packed everything yourself, and you will unpack everything yourself as well.

 Cons

Moving on your own can be taxing on your physical energy, especially if you live alone or with another person. You’ll probably need to enlist the help of friends and neighbours to help you lift the heavy stuff. You also might be moving far away, and the idea of driving for hours, or even days, at the front of a rental truck isn’t especially appealing. You may hurt yourself carrying furniture and boxes, or be unable to pack everything before moving day. With the high cost of gas, renting a truck and filling it up might be equivalent, or even more expensive, than a good moving company, especially if you’re moving far away.

Hiring a moving company 

There are a lot of moving companies out there, all ready to help you out. But is it always worth the price?

Pros

A good moving company hires professionals who take care of your belongings and make sure that they make it safely to your new home. For long-distance moving, they might actually be cheaper than renting a truck, if a little slower. If you pay for packing and unpacking as well, you will not have to exert yourself doing those tasks, but most companies charge extra for this service. You pay only one thing, and you don’t have to worry about gas or buying pizza for your friends who helped you.

 Cons

Movers are expensive, especially for short distance. It’s also easy to get scammed with a low quote, and then find out that the movers are day hires who have no idea what they’re doing. If you’re doing business with a local, little-known company, you run the risk of having your belongings stolen or broken — it has happened more than once. Hiring a good mover requires research and an investment in time that you may not have.

As you can see, there are pros and cons for each strategy. If you’re doing a short distance move, say if you stay in the same neighbourhood or town, it’s cheaper to get friends to help you move. However, for long-distance moving, hiring a moving company can be more advantageous. Weigh your options and choose wisely.

Happy Moving!

Tara Thompson

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Kevin says:

    Nice post. I would say the most efficient, economical way to move is to rent your own moving truck and then hire Moving Helpers to do the loading and unloading. It’s not only based on the fact I work for a moving company, but also it really is the best of both worlds (DIY move with help.)

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  2. Kathleen says:

    Just like you said Tara I’d prefer moving on my own if i do have only little things and got my own car. But a trusted and recommended moving company well do the work if your too busy, don’t want to bother your friends and if you got extra cash for the moving service.

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  3. Marlin Arseneault says:

    Household removals require careful wrapping and packing to avoid damage to furniture and effects, so many household policies do not cover goods in transit unless they are being packed, carried and unpacked by a professional remover. In the moving industry, when a customer packs and unpacks his own boxes it is referred to as PBO (packed by owner) and policies do not insure these. “-*’

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