June 19, 2009, Newsletter Issue #145: Which Type of Move is Right for You?

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There are two main ways to make a move, whichever type of move you decide to make, make sure you get plenty of moving quotes before deciding on one specific company to assist you. Which type of move is right for you?

Move yourself: Moving yourself is cheaper than hiring a full-service moving company, but it relies on a lot of manpower and sweat on your part. You will want friends and family to assist you, or you can pay an additional fee to hire local movers to help you load and unload. You would rent a moving truck or van and load and unload it in this type of move. Another type of move yourself move is a you pack and load a truck, but a moving company drives your belongings for you to your destination. This type of move costs a bit more than loading and driving a truck yourself, but it saves you the hassle of driving your belongings a long distance.

Hire a full-service mover: Make sure when hiring a full-serve mover that you get many moving quotes from various companies before deciding on which one you will use. A full-service moving company will pack your belongings, load them on the truck, drive them to your new home and unload your belongings as well. Be prepared to pay quite a bit more for a full-service moving company than you would a self-mover. It is quite expensive to move in this manner, but many people find it the best way to go, your work is done for you.

Which type of move is right for you? It all depends on your financial situation and what your needs are for your move.

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