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Moving Company Or DIY Move?

If you will be packing and moving homes soon, you are likely deciding whether or not to hire a moving company.

While movers can make a move more efficient and less hassle, the DIY approach is typically the most cost-effective route.

As you consider your options, check out the following list of the pros and cons of hiring a moving company:

The Pros

#1 Time Efficiency

From the packing, labeling, loading, and unloading, the movers can do this for you.

Think of all the time that will save. Accomplishing this process on your own, and even with the help of family or friends, could take days and maybe weeks. Yet, a moving team can complete the move much more efficiently.

#2 No Moving Supplies Necessary

The moving company will take care of the supplies as a part of the whole moving process. So, you don’t have to worry about purchasing boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and other tools for the move.

#3 Damage-Free

By hiring professionals with a solid reputation, you can rest assured that your belongings and your home will remain in damage-free, tip-top shape.

#4 No Stress

All the factors above add up to less stress for you. By choosing to leave this job to the professionals, you allocate your time and energy to the many other details that come along with moving homes.


#1 Costly

Despite all of their perks, the moving company will charge you for these conveniences. A DIY move, though more time and energy costly, is the less expensive options.

#2 Say goodbye to sentiment

Some may prefer to pack their belongings on their own, as opposed to having strangers rummaging through and packing your things.

#3 And goodbye to the control factor

Once you get settled into your new home, it can be helpful to know exactly what is in each box and where these boxes are.

If you hire a moving company, you relinquish control over these nitty-gritty details. In addition, you will have less control over factors like timing.

Determining the best approach (that is a moving company or DIY) will depend on the specific needs of your move.

Be sure to factor in how much time, money, and other resources you will be working with, so that you can make the most suitable decision. Happy moving!



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