Saving money is great when doing projects on your own and has the benefits of being able to supervise every step of the process. Finishing any kind of DIY project gives you a sense of satisfaction and you can proudly tell your friends you were the mastermind and the architect of the whole thing. Making a residential move can be one of many projects that you can tackle as a weekend DIY goal, but there are a few things to consider before choosing to make a move on your own or choosing to use professional movers.
The Breakdown of Choosing A Professional
Here are some of the important things to keep in mind when choosing whether to tackle your next move on your own or to call in professional help:
The Size of The Move
This is probably the biggest deciding factor of choosing between doing all the work yourself or calling in a professional moving company. For many residential apartment moves, calling upon family and friends to help you haul your things to your new home involves nothing more than a few calls and some snacks to provide to your helping hands. But if you’re looking to move an entire household full of appliances, large furniture, and delicate items, it may be a good idea to call in people who do it for a living. They will have the proper equipment, including trucks, lifts, crates, and trained professionals to make sure your items aren’t getting dinged and nicked along the way.
Where You’re Moving To
DIY is always a great and inexpensive choice when you are looking to move just down the street or to the neighborhood just a few miles away. However, long distance moving for drives over two hours, making multiple trips back and forth from your old location to your new one can be labor and time intensive. If your movie isn’t just down the road, perhaps calling in a local moving company to get your items from point A to point B in one trip is the wiser choice. They are sure to have trucks large enough to fit all of your items in one try and can cut down on the time you spend moving and add to the time you can spend turning your new home into your dream home.
Your Physical Abilities
We all can’t have a six-pack and the lifting capacity of a 25-year-old, so taking a long look at what kind of move you are physically comfortable with will save you a lot of pain in the long run (literally). There always is the option of calling upon friends and neighbors who have that kind of stamina and strength, but coordinating schedules and available times can be difficult in some cases. Calling a professional mover that is always staffed with strapping, fit individuals who will be able to transport your heavy items safely and properly will save you the hassle of having to work around other’s schedules and make your move on your own time.
If you are unsure of which option to choose, feel free to call your local moving company to get a quote and speak to their experts for a quote and to get a full idea of what they have to offer for your moving project.