Moving Yourself vs. Hiring Professional Movers

There are lots of decisions to be made when you prepare to move to a new home, but perhaps the biggest and most important decision is whether to move by yourself or hire professional movers from a moving company. In order to make that decision, you first need to weigh the pros and cons of moving yourself against those of hiring professional movers.

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Moving Costs
Moving yourself means you won’t have to pay professionals, but there are many “hidden” costs you might not think about, including renting a truck and equipment, fuel for the truck and buying pizza and beer for your buddies.A professional mover can take care of everything for a modest cost. The price you are quoted will include everything such as labor, fuel and equipment charges.
Who Will Move You
When you do it yourself, you have to take care of everything including carrying heavy furniture and boxes. You can enlist the help of family and friends, but many people will come up with convenient excuses why they aren’t available, and those who are will likely dread the experience. On top of that, you and your loved ones run the risk of dropping or breaking valuable items or even injuring themselves.Hiring a moving company like IMS Relocation means you are hiring experienced, trained movers who do this for a living and know how to utilize the proper equipment, navigate through tight spaces like doorways and drive large moving trucks.
Necessary Equipment
Most people who move themselves don’t really know what equipment they need or how to properly use it. They also don’t factor in the costs associated with renting the necessary equipment.Moving companies have lots of specialized equipment including carts, dollies, tie-down straps and more. In addition, they also know how to use all the equipment and which ones work best for each type of item you need moved.
Time Commitment
Moving by yourself can take all day, or even all weekend. That means making several trips and being very tired/sore for days after the move.Professional movers can do everything in one trip and you won’t need to lift a finger until you start to unpack.

Professional Movers in Dallas

Moving Yourself vs. Hiring Professional MoversOnce you have realized that hiring professional household movers is the better option, you will need to find the moving company that is right for you. IMS Relocation has been serving the Dallas–Fort Worth area since 1991 and offer FREE moving estimates delivered in writing. IMS also offers:

  • Professional moving counselors
  • Short and long-term storage in a secure warehouse
  • Trucking services at competitive rates
  • Portable storage containers
  • Packing services
  • And much more

If you have any moving questions or would like a free quote, contact us today!