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Moving By Yourself vs. Hiring a Moving Company

It might not surprise you to learn that the majority of Canadians claim that moving is one of life’s most stressful events. Whether due to employment or personal reasons, millions of people are faced with tackling the stress of moving every year. Regardless of your approach or the amount of help you receive, the transition alone can always be a tough process.

Perhaps you are preparing for an upcoming move, and aren’t sure where to start. Are you trying to decide whether or not you should hire a moving company? If so, this guide will break down some of the pros and cons of moving by yourself vs. hiring a moving company.

Moving By Yourself

As with any major transition in life, there is no single “correct” way to do it. However, people who choose to move on their own tend to do so to achieve peace of mind, attain a sense of control, and cut costs.

When moving yourself, you get to oversee each part of the process. You always know where all your belongings are and maintain responsibility. From there, you can manage the move at your own pace, and have total control over any manner of packing techniques you prefer to use.

Additionally, moving by yourself can be cheaper under certain circumstances. After all, your own labour doesn’t cost you anything.

On the other hand, an unfortunate reality is that moving by yourself is objectively more costly in terms of time and risk. Between organizing, scheduling, packing, loading, transit, unloading, and unpacking, it’s easy to spread yourself too thin. Belongings can be broken, and time windows can be missed, costing you money.

Hiring A Moving Company

Initially, many people can be hesitant toward hiring professional movers upon seeing the upfront cost. It’s true that hiring movers can present a tangible upfront cost, but the good news is that such a cost often pays for itself in terms of pure convenience.

When you use a moving company, they work entirely according to your schedule. When it comes time to move, they are equipped with the manpower, experience, and equipment to take the burden of loading, transporting, and unloading your belongings off of you.

Also, in the unlikely event that any of your items are damaged during the move, a moving service can offer full responsibility and reimbursement. Just be sure to do your research and select a moving company with positive customer feedback.

In the end, the ease of hiring movers will both spare you the hard physical work of moving grant and free up your schedule, allowing you to say your goodbyes in a more peaceful manner.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Help!

If you’re even on the fence about hiring a moving company, it’s much better to err on the side of caution. You don’t want to realize you needed extra help once it’s already too late!

We here at Two Amigos are dedicated to ensuring a smooth local or long-distance move. Try out our moving estimator today and find out exactly how we can meet your budget.

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