Whether you are going the DIY route or hiring movers, moving costs money. On paper, relocating yourself is much cheaper. However, hiring moving professionals that will do the job right can save you a lot of trouble. Like anything else, your expense all depends on your situation. As you estimate what your move will cost you, keep the following variables in mind:
Location dictates Moving Costs
We probably don’t have to tell you that moving across town will be less expensive than moving across the country. Distance has a way of making moving costs rise. A long-distance move usually means that you or your mover will move your items at once. Making multiple trips 800 miles away is not cost or time-efficient. However, you can break up a short-distance move into a few different trips. Also, making various trips won’t cost as much since you don’t have to travel far to get your items or return your transportation. Because we are an agent of National Van Lines, our long-distance services have competitive rates.
What are you moving?
You need to make sure you list down everything you are going to move. You’re going to have to carry more in a three-bedroom house with a garage compared to a one-bedroom condo. The more you have, the more it will cost to move. If you are using a professional moving company, they will calculate the cost of your move by the weight of your load and the time it takes to load and unload it.
DIY Moving Costs vs Hiring Professional Movers
Doing your move yourself is one way to cut down on costs initially. You can rent a truck and get help to pack your load. On the back end of things, there can be more expenses with a DIY move. Costs include replacing damaged items and taking time off work to move. Not to mention your friends and family bailing when it comes time to help you move. Hiring a professional moving company will cost more than doing it yourself, but it can be well worth it. Moving professionals have the training and expertise to load your items correctly, and you can count on them to unload your things when you get to your destination.
Time Dictates Moving Costs
As you plan your move, consider two factors in when you are moving:
Are you moving sooner or later?
Is your move happening in six months or six weeks? More options are available to you the longer you have to plan your move. Just make sure to contact a company or arrange 2-3 months to stay ahead of the curve. The moving industry is the busiest it has ever been. But if you are planning to move as soon as possible, you may not have as many choices available.
What time of year are you moving?
Spring and summer are the most popular times for moving. In fact, mid-May until the end of September is the peak moving season for moving companies. Because the weather is more predictable and school is starting to end, people are more willing to move during this time. If you can hold off your move until autumn or winter, you may have more affordable moving prices.
As you estimate what your move will cost you, keep these four factors in mind so you can prepare financially. We’d be happy to give you a moving quote to help you decide what’s best for you.
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