Should You Hire a Moving Company or Do it Yourself …

Should You Hire a Moving Company or Do it Yourself …

Hiring a moving company can have a big range of cost depending on where you want to move, how much stuff you have, and when your relocation is scheduled. Moving yourself can save money, but it will also take a lot of time and energy. So, how do you know which choice is best for you?

Deciding whether or not to hire a moving company is a question that plagues many people planning on relocating. The answer just depends on your particular situation and needs, not to mention your budget. If you are moving across town, a self-move might could be more manageable. If you’re moving cross-country, not so much.  Full-service moving companies are able to manage both small and large but choose wisely…afterall you’re moving everything you’ve worked so very hard to purchase.

Before you decide whether or not you should hire a moving company, you should decide whether your first priority is money, time, or a combination of the two. This decision will help lead you to the right choice. Here are some questions you should ask yourself about your move:

  1. How much stuff do you have?
  2. Do you feel comfortable driving a moving truck?
  3. How far are you planning on moving?
  4. Are you on a tight schedule for moving?
  5. How much time will it take for you to pack your stuff up on your own?
  6. Do you have anyone to help you?
  7. Are you aware of the hidden costs associated with moving?
  8. Are you mentally prepared for relocating on your own?

Once you know the answers to these questions, you can confidently move on to deciding on hiring a moving company or doing it yourself.

Jon Huser