Choosing the Right Type of Moving Company
When looking into moving companies, there’s more than budget to keep in mind. There are actually three different types of moving companies out there, each of them somewhat different in both price and services offered.
Do-it-yourself moving companies offer rentals of equipment so you can do the moving on your own. If you don’t have a large household to move or if you have enough people to help you put things together, this may be the most cost-effective option. Simply rent the truck or trailer you need and load it up before you’re on your way.
Self-service movers are a middle ground choice. You will be asked to pack things into moving boxes and get things organized before the movers come and pick things up. During the actual moving day, you won’t be expected to do much except be there to supervise the loading of moving boxes. However, there will be a series of guidelines to follow while packing in order to qualify for moving insurance.
Full-moving companies are the best option if you don’t have the time to do the packing yourself or if you simply don’t want to bother with it. This type of companies handles everything for you, from buying the moving boxes to making sure they are labeled, taped and loaded. While this may seem like the most convenient choice, it’s also the most expensive. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that many full-service companies work only with large moves and will not work with individuals who are only moving a few items.