If you are planning an upcoming move, you may be debating on whether you should hire a professional moving company or not. Many individuals think that moving everything themselves will save them time and money, but that is usually not the case. Learn more about the benefits of hiring professional movers below.


Although the initial pricing of a truck rental may seem enticing, there are a lot of hidden fees that add up quickly. The base price listed for a truck rental will not be the price you pay in the end due to mileage fees, weekend fees, gas, insurance, and tax. These fees are typically paid up front, and other charges will be added on after drop-off. You also must consider other expenses such as packing materials, missing work, and feeding yourself or your helpers on move day. These minor expenses can add up quickly, making for a costly move. When hiring a professional moving company like Fry-Wagner, there are no hidden fees, packing materials are cheaper, and there are no upfront costs. In the end you will save yourself time without straining your back or your pocketbook!

Less Stressful

One of the best benefits of choosing a professional mover is getting to sit back and relax! Your moving company will plan your move from start to finish, handling all the details no matter how big or small. This allows you to make more time for yourself to prepare for the move. You also do not have to worry about finding friends and family to assist you or do any of the heavy lifting yourself because it will all be taken care of by the movers!

Your Items are Covered

When moving yourself, you are at greater risk of damaging your most precious pieces. You are liable for all accidents that occur, which can cost you money out of your pocket to replace. When hiring professional movers, your items are covered under what is called valuation. At Fry-Wagner, we have a couple options available to all our customers, so if any items were to get broken or damaged the company is responsible for fixing, replacing, or reimbursing you up to the valuation option selected.  Learn more about these options here. Keeping your items safe is a moving company’s number one priority, so you can have some peace of mind knowing your items are being handled with care.


Have you ever done a move yourself? DIY moves usually take about 12+ hours. If you hire a professional company your move can be done in 8 hours or less, depending on the size of your shipment. Moving companies have the right tools, materials, and experienced workers to get the job done efficiently, giving you more time to settle into your new space.


Hiring a moving company means that you are enlisting the help of experience professionals. This means that boxes will be expertly packed and labeled, all furniture will be disassembled and reassembled, and furniture will be properly protected to prevent damage. These expert services will save you time and energy on move day.

If you are considering hiring professional movers for your upcoming move, contact your friends at Fry-Wagner to learn more about our services and to receive a free estimate!