The final major cost factor when moving is deciding between self-service movers, full-service movers, or whether to take care of the moving yourself. Find information on the different types of movers, and the advantages to hiring a moving company versus do-it-yourself moving.
The moving industry is designed to cater to the needs of you and your family when moving -- no matter how large or small your needs. Some relocation companies will take care of all the aspects of moving, while other movers perform only the more specific aspects of the move. Therefore, in order to determine what kind of movers you should contact for moving assistance, you must first know the level of help that you will require.
Full-service movers take care of all the aspects of a move for you. They are the most inclusive moving option available to you. Full-service movers handle everything -- from packing to loading to driving to unloading at your final destination. They are professional and licensed movers, and they will offer you the opportunity to insure your belongings against the unforeseen event that something is damaged during the move. The price you pay for full-service movers to handle the move also takes care of the time, effort and stress that you and your family will be spared.
Self-service movers is a combination moving option. This type of moving service requires you to handle the packing and loading/unloading, while the self-service movers you hire handles the driving to the final destination. This is the perfect moving service for small to medium interstate moves. Self-service moving is a cheaper and convenient alternative to full-service and do-it-yourself movers which allows you and your family greater control over the loading and packing your personal belongings while also allowing you to receive the help of experienced drivers to assist you with your move.
This moving option requires you to handle every single aspect of your move yourself -- from planning, packing, loading, driving, renting the truck, planning your route, securing storage (if needed), to unloading and unpacking your belongings. What you save in moving costs is compensated for in the time and effort will be required of you when you choose to handle your move yourself. However, if you have family and friends willing and able to help, this may be the chance to save some money!