Self Packing vs Full Service Moving: Which Is Right for You?

August 13, 2018

When it comes to moving home you have a number of options for your moving service. Should you opt to pack yourself, or choose the full service moving option. We take a look at both and help you decide which is right for you.

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Moving can be stressful no matter how much stuff you are moving or how far you are going.

You have to move your whole life from point A to point B. It's not easy!

There are boxes to pack, furniture to account for, and utilities to manage. On top of that, you still have to eat, sleep and go to work!

A staggering 14% of Americans move every year! So there are lots of tips and tricks to help ease the load during this tumultuous time.

One of the most important things to consider is whether you want to pack all those boxes yourself or hire a full service moving company to pack for you.

Read on to learn what these two options entail and which one is right for your move!

Self-Packing

When you choose to self-pack your move, you are responsible for packing your things, getting them on the truck, and unpacking once it gets to the destination.

The only things you are hiring the company for are the use of the truck and a trained driver.

This method could save you money if you have a mini move or lots of people to help you pack and unpack.

Keep in mind that you will need to supply your own moving supplies such as boxes, bubble wrap, and furniture padding, so that would add to the cost of your move.

Another benefit of the self-pack moving company is that you would not need to worry about driving a large truck, which is tricky for even a seasoned driver.

If you have a one room apartment and a bunch of friends to help you pack the truck, a self-packing move could be good for you. But if you have lots of things to move or you don't have much time to devote to packing and moving, this may not be the best option for you.

Full Service Moving

Full service moving is where a couple guys will come with a truck, pack your things into boxes, pack the truck, drive the truck, and unpack when they get to the destination.

This is the easiest and most stress-free way to move, but also the most expensive.

Full-service moving is the quickest way to move from one house to another. An average moving company can move a 2 bedroom house or apartment in about 3 to 5 hours!

Your things will move to your new home with the white glove treatment.

If you have lots of fragile items, no one to help you move, or not much time to devote to packing and moving your things, the full-service moving method is your best bet.

Let's Get Moving!

Now that you know what level of moving service you are looking for, you need to hire a reputable company to help you move your life.

Whether you are looking for a simple self-pack mini move or you are looking for full service moving, give us a call today!

We have been in service for almost 20 years and are eager to help make your move stress free.

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