Hire Full Service Movers or Rent a Moving Truck?
Should you hire full service movers or rent a moving truck? Depending on the situation both are workable options. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Do some homework in advance. Take time, research the both options and then make the best decision for your situation.
The money you spend on moving truck rental and additional equipment like dollies (hand trucks), blankets and other moving materials could cost you about the same as hiring a professional company to handle your full service move. There is also insurance to pay for a moving truck rental. If you have heavy furniture to handle and obstacles such as stairs or expensive delicate items to transport you should be very careful while doing the job by yourself, or with the help of your friends. Another key factor in safe transportation is loading the moving truck properly. If you are not sure how to do it so your household items arrive intact, you should consider hiring professionals. Plus, if you are unsure about driving a moving truck, you might benefit from a full service mover.
Hiring Professional Full Service Movers
In many cases, paying for a full service mover can be cost beneficial. If you chose to go with the full service movers, you will have your furniture and household goods professionally packed and loaded in the moving truck at the same moving rate. You will not have to worry about the stairs and the heavy items. Typically, the full service movers complete the move faster and safer because they are experienced and bring their own equipment that saves time at no additional cost – dollies, straps, moving trucks with ramps and multiple entrances. In addition most movers offer moving boxes, mattress covers, shrink wrap and tape at the moving location so you can use them if you need them.
Making the Decision
Make sure to check the moving truck rental final prices and additional expenses (with all the taxes, fees, mile charges, gas prices, tolls, additional equipment, packing materials, and insurances included) and compare with the free moving quote from the full service movers. In general, we recommend that you get a minimum of three quotes from professional movers. Then you can decide which option is best for you. Gather all the needed information and make a reasonable choice. Take enough time to consider fully both options.
Better yet, give us a call. Your personal Global Van Lines Moving Concierge will help you gather the information to make the right decision. This service is provided to you at no cost and no obligation.