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Should you move yourself or hire professional movers?

Posted by Milana Cizmar on October 25, 2016

After you have successfully negotiated an accepted offer on your new home the fun begins! It’s time to start planning your move! Often you’ll need to decide whether to move yourself or hire professional movers.

If you want to save money, the do-it-yourself option may be right for you. But first ask yourself some important questions.

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Do you have friends who are willing and able to help you move? What about access to a vehicle that can accommodate furniture and fragile items? Do you have the time?

Remember that your friends should be strong enough to help with heavy loads like couches and beds. You also need them to be conscientious enough to take care with precious heirlooms and breakables. To avoid “burning out” your helpers with multiple trips, rent a truck large enough to handle everything in one move.

If you are moving a long distance, you can avoid the cost of professional movers while still hiring load and unload help as an in-between option. There are companies that rent you the muscle to take your belongings from your old house to the truck and then again into your new house. All you have to do is pack, drive the truck and unpack after the boxes have been unloaded in your new home.

Remember if you do it yourself, arrange for help at both ends of the move and be sure the truck you have is large enough for all your belongings to avoid any unnecessary surprises. If this can’t be accomplished you may want to spend the extra money and hand this job over to the professionals for peace of mind and one less job for you!

I would be happy to assist you with organizing your move with some of my handy moving tools or recommend reputable moving companies to give you piece of mind.  I’m just a phone call or email away. Please let me know how I can assist you further.

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