Do You Really Need Movers To Help You Move?
Yes, I would love to have someone carry my stuff, but they are so expensive. What's the deal?
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Relocating can be one of the most time-consuming and stressful tasks that you’ll experience in a while. Moving home is already a lot of work, especially if you have to deal with other logistical nightmares such as changing your job or finding a new school for your children.
The final task in your move is often the move itself. This means gathering all of your belongings and furniture and moving them over to your new location. This could mean hiring a truck and driving down the road, but for some people, it could mean placing everything in a car and driving halfway across the country.
Moving involves a lot of planning, but one of the biggest considerations on our mind is if we need to hire a mover or not. Moving companies can be expensive, but there are some clear advantages that you might want to consider. However, if you don’t need to spend the extra money, should you just take care of the move yourself?
In this post, we’re going to take a look at some comparisons between DIY relocations and hiring a moving company.
Either Way: Declutter then Move
Regardless if you plan to do a DIY move or hire a moving company, one of the best ways to shorten the amount of time it takes is to actually declutter your home as soon as possible. This makes it a lot easier for you to pack everything important and it can even help you make a little extra money if you decide to sell things that you no longer need.
However, if you decide not to declutter your home first, then hiring a mover may seem a lot more enticing. This is because you can just throw everything you have into boxes and let the moving team do all the heavy lifting. However, if you’re going to be moving by yourself, then decluttering ensures that you have fewer items to move. This means you don’t need to make several trips, you might not need to hire a large vehicle, and it makes the process a lot smoother.
In short, if you plan to do a DIY move, make sure you declutter first to make things a lot easier.
Do you own a large vehicle?
One of the benefits of hiring a professional mover is that they’ll come with a large vehicle. This is great for things like furniture and heavy items, but you might not actually need it if you’re moving from one rental place to another. In these cases, you’re not actually going to move the furniture and you only need to pack your personal belongings.
In a case like this, you could probably move with just a few suitcases. You might not even need a car if you’d prefer to take public transport and just move everything in some large bags. In fact, if your new location isn’t very far away, then a few trips each week leading up to the move might be all you need.
However, if you are going to move your furniture, then you’re definitely going to need a large vehicle. You could hire this and drive it yourself, but it’s far easier to work with a moving team since they can assist in lifting heavy items. You can also take it easy once all your items arrive since your moving team will help you unload everything in your new place.
Overall, we’d highly suggest that you hire a mover if you’re going to move heavy items. This becomes even more important if you have fragile items such as an old sofa or a large piano that you have to move.
How much time do you have to move?
Moving is a very time-consuming task that is going to eat up a lot of your day. If you don’t have the time to start relocating your family then you need to take every shortcut you can get. This often means hiring a moving company to help you load up everything into a large truck and then drive it to your new destination.
A DIY move means that you need to plan well in advance, you’ll need to declutter your home, and you’ll have to take some time off work to make the move happen. If this is going to disrupt your day-to-day activities, then you’re better off hiring a reputable moving company that will save you time and ultimately money.
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