When you’re planning to move, two of the most popular moving options are hiring a professional moving company or hiring a moving truck or a U-haul® . Granted, it’s cheaper to rent a truck since hiring a mover is a luxury option. However, there are more factors to consider than just the price.
Hiring a Moving Company
When you hire a professional moving company to assist you with your transition process, you’ll have greater convenience and less things to worry about during the process. You just need to sit back since they’ll take care of all the heavy lifting, packing and driving. In fact, you can even enlist a moving company to take care of the packing and unpacking. Hiring a professional mover also means that the entire job gets done faster compared to the DIY route.
Using a Truck or a U-Haul®
A substitute option you can use if you don’t want to hire movers is to use a truck or a U-haul. This is considered a DIY route since you’ll handle the driving, packing, moving and other expenses associated with the job. Keep in mind that a truck rental doesn’t offer any storage solutions, so you’ll need to take care of the moving labor all by yourself. It can be more taxing, but you’ll save more money if you take this route, but you’ll need to take responsibility for a lot of things. It can make your moving experience more arduous at times.
The Better Choice?
It all boils down to your preference, but if you want to have peace of mind and greater convenience, then hiring a professional mover is the better choice. This is because some interstate travels can cost the same as hiring a mover, even if you choose to go the DIY route. You might as well hire a mover to give you more convenience over your transportation. Also, when you’re renting a moving truck, you’ll need to hire different crews for loading and unloading, and then you’ll need to figure out how to return the truck as well.
Turn to Around Town Movers for your moving and storage needs. Our experienced movers can handle all size moves quickly and efficiently. Call us at (703) 682-5922 or complete our online form to get a free quote. We serve clients in Reston and Arlington, VA, as well as Washington, DC.