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Pros vs Cons : Hiring a Moving Company vs Moving on Your Own

Pros vs Cons : Hiring a Moving Company vs Moving on Your Own

When it comes to moving, there are a lot of choices that you need to make. From hiring a realtor, finding the right house and selecting the furniture to move are some of the hardest decisions that you need to think on. Another thing that you have to make a choice on is if you should move yourself or hire movers to do it for you.

It’s no surprise many people feel this to be totally overwhelming. That’s why we are here to help you out with deciding which option is the best one. Whether hire the movers or do it yourself, the decision not only depends on the proximity to your new home but also on your budget and of course the complexity of the move.

Moving requires a lot of preparation, no matter whichever route you decide to take. No doubt, both the options have its own pros and cons that you need to consider before making your decision.

Moving on your own


  • If you are on tight budget, this option is the best one. You can save some good money, especially if you’re moving next door or just round the corner.
  • You wouldn’t need to box up every item that is being moved as required by movers.
  • Get complete control over your moving process from start to end. It provides you the flexibility to decide when to start and end the process, the best way to protect your belongings, how to load things and where to put them.


  • You have to purchase the packing materials yourself which is not at all in small numbers.
  • It’s a time consuming task. And it can’t be stressed enough!
  • You have to do all the heavy lifting repeatedly, that would involve moving through stairs. It may just about break your back.
  • There is a high risk of potential damage to your things whose repair responsibility is solely on you.
  • This entire movie takes a lot of planning and coordination.
  • In case of an emergency, being a newbie with no professional expertise, you may end up losing not only your stuff but also time and money.

Hiring a moving company


  • You don’t have to do any lifting at all. Trained movers will be doing all the lifting and carrying that will be considerably quicker than moving on your own. This stress free move means you can just relax!
  • The movers will use the best packing materials and will handle even your most fragile possessions professionally.  
  • Unlike your friends who may not turn up at the last moment, a moving company will be reliable that will save you many moving hours.
  • You won’t have the stress of moving or parking a big vehicle along with no risk of any potential injury.
  • Apart from being responsible for any damage to your goods, the moving company will have all the equipments that are needed for a safe move.
  • Also, a reliable company will provide you insurance on your goods while being moved.


  • You don’t know the movers personally that may make you feel uncomfortable handing over your belongings to some stranger.
  • It is surely an expensive mode as compared to doing it on you own.
  • When you hire movers, you lose a great extent of control on the whole moving process.

Now you have a detailed understanding of both the options, so make a smart move! If you are looking for  a moving company, get in touch with our professional movers today!



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