Do you hire a moving professional and relax or do you try to move everything yourself? It seems like a no brainer but there are many misconceptions about hiring a professional to do the work for you that might hold you back. Consider some of the myths about moving companies that just are not true.
They Will Probably Damage Your Stuff
The truth is they are less likely to damage your property than you are if you move yourself. They have the experience to know what precautions to take and how to avoid accidents. They know which pieces require padding and how to put things together in the truck to keep them from rattling around.
It Costs Less If You Move Yourself
Yes and no — you may pay out less at one time when you move on your own but that doesn’t mean it costs you less money. By the time you get boxes, rent a truck, pay for the insurance and the fuel plus make all those deals to get friends and family to help, it adds up. How much do six or seven pizzas cost these days? You have to feed the volunteers, after all.
Add to that the time you take off work to do the leg work that a mover would handle for you and you’re not saving much at all. Professional movers can provide boxes, do most of the packing, bring their own truck and put fuel in it. You may end up saving money with the mover once you tally up all those additional costs.
It Makes Sense to Take the Lowest Quote
You are sold on using a professional mover, so now you gather the quotes. Not all moving companies are created equally. It’s up to you to do your research to ensure you get the best quality for your money. Movers who low ball their quote might tack on “hidden” fees at the end.
- Does that quote include fuel and the use of the truck?
- Does the mover have insurance that covers your property in the truck?
- What exactly do they do for the money and what costs extra?
Low-cost movers tend to be low quality, as well, so read the customer reviews and get to know the mover before you hire.
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