Depending on how far you plan to move, hiring professional movers can ease the burden and lower the cost of moving across state lines or the country.
Do You Need Movers, Drivers, or Both?
When you are moving long distances, you need to decide if you will use truck rentals and have movers load them or work with long-distance movers. If you hire a professional moving company, they may have a fleet of trucks and drivers that can handle the moving and travel logistics.
Some companies offer a moving box that provides more transportation flexibility. Consider these questions when exploring your moving options::
- Do you plan on loading the truck yourself?
- Can you drive across the country with children and pets?
- How long will transportation take?
- What is your moving budget?
- What else is happening on moving day?
If you’re moving from one city to another within the same state, you may be able to complete the transportation in one day. However, if your move takes you across the country, lodging, fuel, and other expenses could make hiring a moving company that can handle the entire process a more sensible option.
The Benefit of Experienced Professionals
Hiring movers can greatly diminish the stress of transporting all of your belongings. It may cost extra to have the movers pack up your belongings as well as transport them, but that lowers the risk of anything breaking or going missing in transit. Professional movers know how to pack and secure your things to ensure that they don’t shift or fall while on the truck.
A professional moving company’s employees also train to drive safely while their trucks are full. While you might have to balance driving with distractions like kids or pets in the car with you, movers have only one concern: getting your belongings to your new home in perfect condition. Paying for movers pays off by taking a major weight off of your shoulders.
Loading Items onto the Truck Securely
While it may be tempting to handle your move yourself so you can have a direct hand in where all your belongings go, trusting movers can help ensure everything gets to your destination safely. Movers not only know how to pack and transport all belongings securely but also know what you should and shouldn’t put on a moving truck. They can advise you on how best to deal with important documents or hazardous materials, so you and all of your belongings stay safe.
Contact Sterling Interstate today to explore your interstate and national moving options. We can help you determine the cost of hiring movers, get your free quote and start planning your move today.