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Options for Securing Help when Moving

Whether you’re moving locally in San Antonio or you’re planning a long-distance relocation into or out of the city, you may have certain budget concerns that could prohibit you from hiring a full-service company, like Moving Company.  We understand that some individuals simply cannot afford to do more than a DIY move while others have the budget to pay for some but not all of the moving services we offer.  No matter which group you’re in, we’re here to provide moving help in any way we can.

Naturally, we feel your best value for the money is going with a full-service moving company like ours since we offer an extensive line of services and do just about every task associated with your move.  The following is a list of options and suggestions that Moving Company provides people when it comes to enlisting sufficient moving help for your relocation.  These just might help with your dilemma.

Should I ask other family members and siblings to help me move?

This can be a good idea if you have a large enough family with plenty of helping hands and who have room in their schedules to help you move.  Many will be willing to help with a local move but what about long-distance? Not so much? The key to getting enough family members to help with all the furniture disassembling, packing, and loading is getting them all there the same day at the same time.  While that seems like an impossibility, Moving Company specialists can tell you that a little due diligence and effort is required to be successful.

Can I rely on my friends to help me with moving?

Naturally, having your friends helping you with your move would be a welcome sight, provided you can rely on them to commit and show up as agreed.  But, it’s still difficult to know which ones will actually show and which ones won’t.  The main benefit is having those extra sets of hands helping with disassembling, packing, and lifting furniture and boxes of your belongings.  Again, whether family members or friends are enlisted to help you move, it’s all about organizing and preparation.

Are there any other additional considerations where both are concerned?

Unfortunately, there always will be.  It’s kind of like having to take the bitter with the sweet when it comes to having family and friends provide moving help. Moving Company wants you to be aware of the following pros and cons.  Any time a person thinks about moving, one of the first things they think about is getting sufficient help for the task.  The positives of having family and friends help with your move include:

It’s more affordable – while you may find that a DIY move is cheaper initially and that the only compensation required for your moving help is some pizza when everything is done or furnishing beverages and snacks during the day.  However, you’d be ignoring all the other tasks that a full-service moving company like Moving Company handles during a move.

DIY moving is usually more relaxed – if a moving company is charging by the hour for a local move, you’re going to want them to complete it quickly and cost-effectively.  On the other hand, a DIY move can be a little more relaxed since you’re only paying the “movers” in beverages, snacks, and pizza.

You’ll have a bigger team to help – depending on the size of your home and the number of belongings you have, professional moving teams typically consist of 2, 3, or 4 members.  Conversely, you might have 10 or 12 family members and friends helping to make the job go quicker . . . if they all show up as planned.

Now for the negatives of having family members and friends provide your moving help:

  • There will be hidden costs in addition to the rental truck such as food, fuel, and possibly lodging if it’s a long-distance move.
  • These types of tasks can put stress on relationships.
  • They may feel entitled to compensation.
  • They’re not always reliable.
  • Your furniture and belongings won’t be insured.

Initially, when you compare a DIY move with hiring a full-service moving company, it looks like the cheaper option.  But when you examine things closely, it’s easy to see that hiring professional movers can be more cost-effective and cost-efficient in the long run.  They are skilled, arrive with the equipment like forklifts, ladders and even a crane when needed.

You might need more moving help when you are trying to move across the country as your possessions may be more. Call Moving Company at (888)274-6162 today.