DIY vs. Professional Movers: Comparing the Cost of Time and Money

March 6, 2017
Posted in Moving Tips
March 6, 2017 John Ruff

DIY vs. Professional Movers: Comparing the Cost of Time and Money

Is it worth the cost to hire professional movers to help your family? The costs of moving can add up, so it makes sense that homeowners are looking for ways to reduce the price tag. Some people feel like they can’t justify the expense of paying for a moving company. But, they fail to look at the time and money that will be required for a do-it-yourself move.

When you are planning a move, it is essential that you consider all of the factors involved to find the best solution. Here are a few things that might impact the amount of money and time that you spend for relocation:

Time Away from Work

Moving is time-intensive, and you might spend more time away from work than originally anticipated. Not only will you need to pack the boxes, but you will also need to schedule a time to load the truck, unload it at your new place, and unpack everything. Taking time off work can result in a smaller paycheck. Or, perhaps you might be sacrificing an upcoming family vacation because you used your paid-time-off days to move.

Renting a Truck and Equipment

Get prices on the cost of the moving truck and equipment rental, such as moving blankets, trailers, and equipment to lift the heavy furniture. Add in the cost of gas and paying for the mileage on the truck. The little expenses add up, resulting in an expensive bill that you will need to pay.

Physical Demands

Are you strong enough to carry the furniture and heavy boxes? Moving can be physically demanding, and you could be facing expensive medical bills if you physically push yourself too hard. Even if you enlist the help of a few friends, you are putting yourself at risk. How much will you spend if you end up with serious back or knee pain as a result of the move?

Replacing Broken Items

Without a professional team to help, you run a higher risk of damaging the furniture or your personal items. A moving company has the experience to know the best way to pack the truck and minimize damage, helping to reduce the cost of replacing things that were broken.

As you can see, hiring a moving company could actually save you money. For more information, contact us at Ruff and Ready Moving Company: (951) 834-3539


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