Everyone wants to save money on moving, but most think doing it themselves is the trick. However, we’ve got some news for you – using a moving company can save you more money than a DIY move.
Time is Money
How much is your time worth? We all live busy lives, and whether you work full-time, have a family, a social life, activities you enjoy, or all of the above, your time is valuable. Packing, prepping, loading, and unloading trucks for a move is labor and time intensive. Hiring a moving company to manage this for you leaves you open for other things and frees up your valuable time.
DIY Isn’t Free
Before you decide that a DIY move is the most cost-effective approach, be sure to price all that goes into that moving method. You’ll need boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, and potentially a storage space. You’ll also have to pay for a rental truck, including insurance, taxes, and gas, in addition to the cost of renting moving equipment such as pads, hand trucks, and tie-down straps. You might also have to hire some muscle to load and unload heavy furniture and to carry it up and down stairs.
Liability Can Be Costly
It’s tempting to ask your friends to help you move, offering them some beer and pizza in exchange for their time and effort. When you’re in your twenties, that seems like a reasonable choice. But as people get older, they are much less interested in helping friends move. And if someone gets hurt on your property while moving your belongings, no matter how good of a friend they are, you are liable for that injury, which can cost you a pretty penny.
Before you spend the mental, emotional, and physical costs of moving yourself, consider what you can save by hiring a professional mover. Then, contact the experienced team at Nilson Van and Storage for more information and to get a free quote.