So the excitement of getting a new home has started to subside. The reality of it all is setting in. You have to move there. Or rather, you have to move all your stuff there. Depending on how much you have, this might be a large task. Another question presents itself: Should you do it yourself and save some money, or do you have a moving company do it for you?
What to Consider Before Deciding How to Move
Before you try to decide, there are many questions you can try to answer. The answers will guide you in the direction of what choice is right for you. For instance, how much do you have that needs to be moved? How large is your furniture? How much time are you willing to spend on moving? How far do you need to go? Can you get help from family and friends? Do you own anything fragile? Depending on your answers, you should have a pretty good impression of what option is best for you.
The Upside of Moving Yourself
There are a few advantages to moving yourself. Obviously you are only considering this option if you have a reasonable amount of belongings, or a horde of friends willing to help you. Most rental companies will help you decide what size van is right for your haul. Moving yourself means that you have total control over the moving process. For instance, you can do it in smaller loads after work or school. And it is cheaper.
But what you do not have is also worth taking into account. You do not have skilled movers moving your stuff. If anything breaks during moving, it is gone. Also, you might not be able to take your piano or other large furniture with you.
Using a Moving Company
If you have a family, you will most likely go for this option. Or you might simply have so many belongings that doing it yourself is out of the question. Using a professional mover is also guaranteed to be more expensive, and you will have to pick a date and time for the moving to take place.
However, using a moving company also comes with many advantages. Your property will be moved by professionals, who know how to handle everything with care. Your belongings are insured by the mover in case of any mishaps. And lastly, you can get a fixed price. There are websites dedicated to obtaining price quotes for you, but be aware that the prices are not guaranteed. Nevertheless, they can give you an impression of what you should expect to pay.
Making the Choice
Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. But if you think about the moving process itself, choosing a professional mover seems like the more attractive offer. Everything will be done for you. The moving is fully insured, and you won’t have to beg friends and family to come help you. Once you place the order, the moving is practically done already. And you will have a surplus of energy to begin enjoying your new home right away.