Planning a move can be one of the most complicated and stressful processes you will have to face. Moving is a time-consuming task that requires a lot of organization and attention detail. For some, moving can be so overwhelming that they find themselves at a loss on where to begin. For others, moving is a piece of cake. No matter what category you fall under, it can sometimes be difficult to decide whether you should do the move yourself, or if you should hire a professional moving company. Weigh the pros and cons of both options to help decide which is the best option for your move.



The Cost –

Upfront, DIY moving may seem like the more cost-effective method. However, there are many hidden costs that can accumulate quickly. Moving yourself can result in a high gas bill from multiple trips back and forth, expensive dinners for your helpers, pricey equipment rentals, and costly insurances to protect the moving truck. Moving companies can customize a package to best fit your budget.

Experience –

By managing the packing and moving of your belongings, you have control over how your items are handled. However, when you hire professional movers they are experienced and trained in every aspect of moving. You can relax knowing that your items are being treated with care and precision.

Time –

Moving yourself can save money, but it is extremely time consuming and requires a great deal of heavy lifting. Turning your move over to the professionals allows you to save your back from breaking and focus on all the other details that need to be taken care of during the relocation.

Liability –

When you move yourself, you assume responsibility for all your items and the moving truck. This can be intimidating if you do not have experience in safely packing, loading, and driving the moving truck. Professional moving companies have valuation packages available to cover your items in case of damage.

No matter what type of move you chose, just remember that moving is no easy task and it should never be done alone. Be sure that you have helping hands, whether they are professional movers or friends and family. When it comes time to move, there are many resources available on the Fry-Wagner website that can assist you throughout the process. If you have questions about your upcoming move, or if you are interested in setting up a free in-home estimate contact your friends at Fry-Wagner today.