The Question Is, “Is It Worth Paying For Movers?”
Sorry, did we scare you? We understand that the word “moving” might be scary for some. With the US Census stating that the average person moves 11.7 times in their lifetime, that “some” grouping may actually be quite large…
Between the planning, packing, and heavy lifting, moving is not usually an easy task.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Paying for movers may be a perfect option for you. Using the points below, you can decide whether or not you should pay for movers. Keep reading!
Should You Pay for Movers?
Hiring movers should be considered an investment in your future- they are helping you get to the next phase of your life!
As with any investment, you should complete thorough research and planning before spending your hard-earned dollar. To help you make the decision, we’ve prepared a few factors you should consider before moving:
Consider Your Timeline
The first thing you should look at when making moving decisions is your timeline.
How long do you have between today and the day you need to move?
If the answer to that is around a month or less, you should hire professional movers.
The moving month is always filled to the brim with other moving logistics, such as address changes, job/school changes, travel, and money.
Do you really want to add hard physical labor to that list?
If you have 2+ months to move, you may be able to DIY your moving experience. We’ll talk about the other factors to consider before making that decision next.
Home Size Inventory
Another step you’ll want to take before making a decision is to take inventory of the items you have in your home.
Taking a home size inventory is a great tip, regardless if you choose to hire professional movers or DIY. This gives you the opportunity to declutter and even make a list of any valuables you may need to track during the moving process. If you’re looking for tips on decluttering, check out our blog post on 5 Tips For Downsizing.
Once you have a size estimate, you can decide whether it is manageable for you to move, or if you’ll need to find help.
It is incredibly important to be honest about your strength here- don’t hurt yourself just to save money. You have to make it to the new house in one piece, too!
Overestimate the Budget
Moving days usually contain some sort of unexpected hangup, so you should always overestimate when it comes to the time you’ll need your movers onsite.
After figuring out the approximate amount of items you’ll need to move, you’ll want to get a quote based on that timeline. Many moving companies offer free quotes, so snag one and use them to build your budget.
Once you have an idea of the cost of movers, you’ll want to check and make sure you add in any additional costs for add-on services, such as packing or travel. Be sure to add in a few hours of wiggle room into your budgeted cost for any moving day mishaps.
Additionally, the season you choose to move in can affect the cost of movers. According to studies, Summer is the most popular season to move, so you may want to opt for another time if you have any flexibility.
Paying for Movers Can Save You Headaches and Backaches
Moving is an investment in your future, so you should take the steps to make it as seamless as possible. Once you’ve clarified your timeline and budget, you can easily decide if paying for movers is worth it for your move.
If you happen to be in the tri-state areas of New Jersey, NYC, including Manhattan, Brooklyn Queens, Staten Island, to name a few, Connecticut and beyond, get a quote today! We’ll take care of the rest.