Hiring professionals or renting a moving truck

When you decide that it’s time to move, or even worse when you’re forced to move, you’ll be faced by many problems and you will have to make some hard decisions during this chaotic period of your life. One of the first and certainly one of the most important decisions is whether to rent a moving truck and try to solo the move or to hire professionals, a moving company that can provide you with the moving services that you need the most. Continue reading to find out more about both sides of the coin and keep the facts in mind the next time you have to make the difficult decision.

How far are you moving?

If you’re relocating just down the block, or not that far away from your current home, doing the move by yourself is probably the better option. On the other hand, if you’re moving far away, or if you’re moving to another state, it’s probably for the best to hire a long distance moving company.

The cost of moving

It makes sense that your decision will be highly influenced based on your moving budget. And though it might at first seem that renting a moving truck and moving by yourself is far cheaper than hiring professionals, it isn’t necessarily so. You have to keep in mind the cost of fuel, the packing supplies that you’ll need, the tolls and most importantly the cost of your time. On the other hand, plenty of companies offer customer specific moving services, which means that if you hire a company you’re not obliged to use the full moving service that they provide.
Furthermore, if you’re thinking of hiring a moving company, be sure to do your research on plenty of companies before you make the final decision. Don’t forget that most companies offer free moving estimates, so you can see what company’s prices suit you best, and you might be surprised in the end too.

What are you moving?

If you have plenty of household items, especially lots of furniture of all shapes and sizes, you should probably focus your efforts on finding an affordable moving company. This way you don’t have to worry about anything and there’s plenty of companies that provide affordable moving services.
If you don’t have that many belongings, nor any items that are especially valuable, one’s you’d rather trust with a professional, you should consider doing the move solo.

Finding extra manpower

Don’t hesitate to ask your family and friends, or even colleagues, to help you out with the relocation. Just don’t forget to ask them in time, that is, long before the moving day, so they can plan for it themselves.
Hopefully the tips we’ve offered will prove helpful the next time you move or are helping someone else move. If you decide on hiring professionals in the end, do consider hiring Cross Country Movers, as we’re among the best moving companies in the United States.