Most people who are moving locally at least consider the idea of a do-it-yourself move. Moving on your own does appear to help save money on the cost of the move, but that appearance can be very misleading.
By taking a closer look at the risks and costs of a do-it-yourself move, it becomes evident that working with professional moving companies offers several benefits and advantages.
Working with professional moving companies allows you to get an estimate for the move and know exactly what the move will cost. A do-it-yourself move includes several costs that are very hard to determine. There is the rental of the truck, insurance, fuel, rental of pads and wrapping for furniture, and the cost of hiring someone to help with heavy, bulky, and oversized moving.
The crews from professional moving companies know how to move furniture and household items safely. There is a strategy to loading the truck, wrapping furniture, and knowing how to get large furniture items moved without any damage to the furniture or the home. Unfortunately, doing it on your own often means trial-and-error approaches that increase the risk of damage to items.
In addition, the moving company provides the right size of crew to get the job done on time, including packing and unpacking services. Trying to do it on your own can leave you without the help you need. If you have a tight timeline to get moved out or moved in, this creates additional stress and, in many cases, additional costs for the move.