Whether you are moving cross town, or across the country, the cost of relocation can range from $2,000 to $5,000. That’s why a professional mover might be a good idea to help you stay on track and on budget.
The price depends on many factors, such as the distance you are going, the amount of stuff you need to move and whether you decide to hire a professional moving company or choose to do all the work yourself.
Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional
When it comes time to determine the best way to move, it’s smart to examine the pros and cons of hiring a professional instead of doing all the lifting, packing, planning and hauling yourself.
Moving is a stressful undertaking, so consider the cost and benefits of each option as you determine the best way to move.
Hiring an established and professional company like Buehler, will cost more than renting a van and doing everything yourself. Step one in the process is budget. If you can’t afford the pros, then your wallet has made the call for you. But consider all the extra effort, planning, and sweat the do-it-yourself-process will take before you make that final determination.
The best way to move is an individual choice. If you don’t want to carry a sofa up a few flights of stairs, then you will need help. The amount of help is up to you and your budget.
The self-move mode gives you complete control over everything. You choose the kind of truck you need to rent. You get to drive the truck, as well as pack all the boxes and furnishings, and you, or your friends, haul everything. This approach might sound great for a cross-town relocation, but if you are traveling cross-country, consider all the extra effort and work involved. Yes, the DIY process will be less expensive, but it’s a lot of work.
One of the biggest negatives to the DYI process is the lifting involved. Moving heavy furnishings and boxes is not so easy. You will have to navigate stairs and tight spaces. This might work if you live in a studio apartment, but the workload adds up fast if you have to move the contents of a large home.
The DYI system is great if you are a good planner. But a professional mover will be much more experienced at organizing your move. Then there are the unknown elements to a DYI move. You don’t know what will happen when you are on your own. Will the weather make the loading and moving harder? Will the buddies who promised to help move your heavy bedroom set suddenly vanish?
When reviewing the pros and cons of hiring a professional mover verses the DYI process, consider how much time and effort you will save by hiring help. For starters, you won’t have to lift anything. You won’t pull any muscles, and professional movers are far less likely to scratch your floors or break things during the moving process. Plus, unlike those buddies who promised to help haul your bulky furnishings, the pros will take care of business.
When you let the pros handle the heavy work, you will have time to watch over your pets, or kids who might be anxious about the big transition.
Hiring an established and quality company like Buehler will also give you ease of mind. A professional company will make your move very efficient. The company will give you a contract with all the agreements well spelled out.
Professional movers know how to drive big trucks. Unless you are comfortable maneuvering a large van through traffic, or bad weather, it’s safer to let others handle the driving.
The only real downside to hiring a professional moving company is the cost. On average, the cost to move a household across town about $2,400.
For those seeking a less stressful move that won’t break your back, it’s worth making a few calls to determine the price of hiring pros.
The DYI approach is great if you are fit, enjoy lifting heavy furniture, and are comfortable behind the wheel of a fully loaded van. In the end, the best way to move is an individual decision.
No matter what you decide, Buehler Moving Companies is here to help. If you have questions about the best way to move, or seek advice on relocating to Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Worth or Albuquerque, let Buehler help guide your process.