There are pros and cons to consider when it comes to deciding if you should hire a moving service to get your belongings to your new home that we would like to weigh in on.

Pros:

  • You don’t need to do any heavy lifting. One of the biggest pros of hiring a moving service is that they will be the ones that lift your couch and carry heavy boxes out of your home. Especially if you are in no condition to be doing any heavy lifting, this part of the service is almost priceless. Also not to mention, if you aren’t able to fit things through the door on your own or with non-professional volunteers, you could be spending hours trying to figure out a solution. A moving company will have professionals that deal with these situations on a daily basis so they will be able to have a system down pat.
  • They have the trucks. One of the biggest factors when it comes to moving is having a vehicle or vehicles that are big enough to move some of your bigger belongings, like a couch or dresser. When you hire a moving service, transportation is part of the benefit.
  • They know how to organize the trucks. And that will save you lots of time when it comes to planning your move! It really is an art trying to figure out the best way possible to pack up a truck with belongings that are heavy, fragile and bulky.
  • You won’t have to ask for help. We all want to be a good friend help our loved ones move out of their home. However, sometimes we don’t have the time to do it. Hiring a moving company relieves all moving stress. 
  • Overall, it is less stressful. Your only task will be to box away your belongings and the rest will be taken care of. We know that packing your belongings alone can be a very stressful task, so having a moving company there to finish the rest can help relieve some of the stress built around that. Plus, you will be able to direct them where to put each box in your new house so that they are ready to be unpacked in the rooms where they belong. It’s like you never even moved…

Cons:

  • Cost. If it is not within your budget to hire people to come and move your home, then this type of service may not be financially sound for you. However, you will have to consider the vehicles you will need in order to move your things, and that may end in having to spend money on renting a truck if you do not know someone who is willing to lend a helping hand.
  • Flexibility. A moving company has a little more say of when the move can happen than you will as they will have to find a schedule that works for them and their workers. 
  • Control. You won’t have control over how your boxes are handled during the move. However, if you do your research and find a trustworthy moving company, they most likely will ensure that your belongings are in good hands and will treat your home and packages as their own.