Moving Day: Should You Hire Movers or DIY? 

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Moving Day: Should You Hire Movers or DIY? 

As you plan for your upcoming move, you have a lot of decisions to make. What will you bring and what will you leave? When will you start packing? Have you selected your new apartment or home yet? And–one of the most important considerations–will you be hiring movers, or do you plan to handle moving yourself?

If you’re unsure about hiring movers or taking the do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, ask yourself whether or not you have the budget, the time, and the physical capacity to hire movers.

Moving – What’s Your Budget?

While hiring movers may sound like a dream come true, the one thing that may prevent you from doing so is your budget. When compared to renting a low-cost moving truck and packing it yourself, hiring movers is astronomically more expensive. If you’re on a tight budget for your move, then this alone may preclude you from hiring movers.

How Much Time Do You Have?

Even if your budget is tight, hiring movers may be a better option if you don’t have the time to orchestrate the move yourself. However, you may be able to get around time constraints by planning for your move early on. We recommend renting your moving truck as far in advance as you can, asking for help with your move from friends and family as soon as you know that you’ll be moving, and starting the packing process now. This way, you won’t be pressed for time at the last minute.

Do You Have the Physical Capacity and Manpower to Handle a Move?

Finally, something that may limit your ability to manage a move solo is a lack of physical capacity or manpower. If you have any health conditions or injuries that prevent you from carrying heavy loads or lifting heavy items (such as furniture), you may not be able to move without professional help. Similarly, if it’s just you, you’ll likely struggle to get furniture into a rental truck on your own. Like time restraints, though, an initial lack of manpower or physical ability doesn’t mean you have to hire a moving team; instead, consider reaching out to family, friends, and neighbors for the help you need.

Handling a Move on Your Own? Call Elite Truck Rental for the Moving Truck Services You Need

If you ultimately decide to take a DIY approach, you’ll need a moving truck to get you from point A to B. At Elite Truck Rental, we offer the budget rental trucks you can count on. Call our team today or reach out to us online to reserve a truck today.

April 21, 2020
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