Are you struggling with the logistics and cost of a cross-country move? Are you wondering if there might be some way to more efficiently relocate while minimizing stress and needless risks?
If so, then you just might be a good candidate for a “self-service move.” That doesn’t mean you literally do everything yourself, but you do more (and save more!) than with “full-service moving.”
Here’s how it works: you pack your own things, schedule a moving date, load the truck yourself when it arrives, but let a professional driver deliver your possessions to your new home. It’s as simple as that.
To help you make an informed decision on whether a “you pack we move” set-up is right for your upcoming move, consider these 5 key benefits:
1. Cost Savings
There is no way around it, paying someone else to pack your belongings into boxes and then load them carefully onto a moving truck is expensive. It is a major part of what most moving companies charge you for. Going self-service saves a big chunk of that average $2,000 to $10,000 interstate move.
2. Time Savings
When you have to wait on others to come do your packing and loading, you are likely to be ready to move later rather than sooner. When you simply get your truck arrival date and time and plan ahead to make everything ready yourself, things just tend to go faster.
3. Less Worry
Let’s face it. No one knows more exactly how you want each box and each item packed or where you want it located on the moving truck than you do. Professional self-service moving companies, like Movingplace, provide you with the ramp, dividers, and other moving equipment. You don’t have to worry over how someone else is handling your “stuff” if you carefully protected and arranged it yourself.
4. Professional Drivers
With self-service moves, you get the advantage of professional truck drivers doing the driving. Why risk driving an unfamiliar moving truck cross-country, over unfamiliar territory, on your own when you don’t have to?
5. Car Moving Services
Some self-service moving companies, including MovingPlace which we already mentioned above, also provide you with car moving services. Car accidents get more complex out of state, and they are certainly a greater risk while in “unfamiliar territory.” It really does make sense many times to send your vehicle ahead of you strapped to a flat-bed truck trailer or other auto transport unit, while you arrive safely at your new home by air, bus, or train.
Is Self-Service Moving Right For You?
Given the above-listed benefits of a self-service move, many will find it an innovative solution that fits their needs.
There may be some situations where a full-service move would be better, such as if you are physically unable to pack and move boxes and cannot arrange for friends/family to help you out within the required time parameters. Or, if you are only going to relocate a short distance, you may well want to do the move 100% yourself.
On the whole, however, most long-distance moves are far cheaper, faster, and less fraught with stress and worry when you go the “middle way” of using a self-service moving company.
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