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Moving Yourself Vs. Hiring Movers

October 13, 2016
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Should we hire movers or should we do it by ourselves?

The most common question people who’re about to move, ask themselves a few times ahead of the move. Deciding between moving yourself or choosing your local moving companies can be stressful.

Here are factors that will assist you with choosing the option best for you and ease away that stress.

• Big Boxes
Do you have super big boxes? If you have large boxes and a lot of stuff to pack then hiring movers is a good option. It may sound appealing, particularly if you are not going far, to try and move everything yourself. If you do not have a lot of stuff then doing it yourself is the better option.

• The Distance
How far are you going and what’s the difference in price? When moving do it yourself or hire movers are options that work best in different circumstances. If you are moving across the street you will find it much simple to do things on your own rather than if you were moving across the country or state.

• Cost
When it comes down to it, the cost is likely the most important issue when thinking about your move. Compare the cost of doing it yourself vs. hiring a professional.

• Time
Do you have the time to pack your things, load your things and drive it all to your new destination? If you have a lot of time on your hand then you might not need a hiring company to come and load things for you and drive to your new location. But if you have a job and can’t dedicate time to unloading and driving then hiring a moving company is the ideal option for you.

• Help
Do you have extra help? Friends, family, neighbors or colleagues that can come and help out? If so, then you are lucky. A lot of movers are not usually blessed with family and friends that volunteer to help. But if you are then you might not need hiring helping hands.

• Fragile Items
Do you have fragile or special items that will require special handling? Can you move these items yourself? if you know that hauling a china cabinet down a set of stairs may cause more damage than good, you should consider the option of hiring movers.

• Additional Equipment
Do you think you might need to rent additional equipment/supplies/hired-hands to move larger items such as appliances and fragile china? In this case, your best option is to hire movers. They have the equipment that can move those fragile pieces carefully.

The factors above should help you decide between doing it yourself or hiring one your local moving company Los Angeles to do the move for you. It can be tempting, particularly if you are not going far, to try to load and move everything yourself. For example, if you have hefty furniture, fragile china, boxes and a far distance move then your best option, in that case, is to hire a professional to help you with the move.

If you are ready to move check out the Moving Checklist, find out if you are prepared for the move.

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