To hire or not to hire, that is the question. When in the process of moving, you are flooded with an array of unforeseen expenses. It can add up rapidly and during a time when you are already experiencing significant change. When debating about hiring a moving company or doing it yourself, consider the following queries:
The Average Mover Cost?
It will greatly depend on your location, how many objects you have to move, how much heavy furniture you have, how many pianos, how many floors, how far you’re traveling, etc. But most movers will charge something like:
Essentially - If they are spending a few hours with you, they will find a way to make a few hundred. And if you are hiring someone to wrap everything for you carefully, or move it across state lines, this can easily cost closer to $1,000.
You will want to request a mover at least a week or two out from your moving date. If traveling out of state, you may need to request a mover more than a month in advance.
The Bottom Line
Ultimately, it will cost much less to move everything yourself, but it will take more:
You probably know intuitively by now which option is the best for your personal case. But your options are:
Trust your instinct and focus on the new memories ahead of you at your new home. Moving is a painful process but only a temporary one, and it’s absolutely worth the work to have a fresh start.
From all of us at Energy To Go, Happy moving and don’t work too hard!