Do You Need a Professional Moving Company?
Just like most decisions in life, whether or not you need a Pensacola Moving Company with your move is a different decision for every single person, and it depends on several different factors, like how much time you have, what kind of budget you have, and how complex or difficult the move is.
If you’re moving across town, a self-move might make more sense than it would if you were moving across the country, but even then, it all comes down to the size and complexity of the job. Before you make this decision, you’ll want to look at all of your options and take a serious look at your priorities. Knowing which factors—time, money, and work—are most important to you will be your biggest aid in the decision making process.
Here are few key things to consider when you’re deciding n whether or not to hire a pro:
How Much Will You Be Moving?
The amount that you’re moving that can be deceiving—people frequently don’t realize they had so much stuff in their homes until they start to move it all!
You should figure out exactly what you have, and what you can feasibly move on your own. Check rental truck sites to see what it would cost to use their equipment on your own, and feel free to contact Coastal Moving & Storage for a free estimate.
How Far are You Moving?
If you’re going to rent a truck, you’ll need to consider that long-distance moves usually cost about 50% more, since you won’t be returning the truck to its original spot. And even after the cost of the rental, you’ll need to consider gas and mileage costs, then compare that to the amount that you would spend on a professional.
If you’re just moving a short distance, you’ll still want to consider the amount of time it takes to pack and unload, and the number of trips you may have to take. Getting stuck with a let-return fee may drastically change your original costs. Hiring a professional can get rid of much of the stress of moving.
Other Questions to Ask Yourself
- How many of your friend and family can you rely on for help with the move?
- Will you need to rent additional equipment to move larger pieces of furniture or appliances?
- Do you have any items that require special handling? And can you move these on your own?
- How much time will it reasonably take you to pack your things, drive them to the new destination, and unload?