Moving Blog
December 09, 2023

Options for Your Move

Getting ready for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Should you employ a moving company for your approaching move? This is a major dilemma, one almost every household, couple, and solo professional ask themselves when arranging a move.

· How on the go are you currently?

· Precisely how many hours do you have?

· How typically organized are you, or will the cardboard boxes arrive in total disarray if you pack on your own?

· How about your partner, family members, or any other commitments?

Some people enjoy packing and moving on their own, many are unable to pack their way out of a paper bag. Everybody has individual skills and scenarios that can confirm if Do-it-yourself moving or maybe a professional moving service is perfect for you.

We will look into the key components of a move, and you will judge for yourself if you wish to handle them alone or maybe obtain the specialized assistance of professionals to make your move proceed effortlessly.

1) Packing Speed

No one packs with the velocity and also precision of a local professional mover. Packing services are available for people who don't have time to pack, are moving remotely, literally won't be able to pack for themselves, or choose to delegate. If you know that packing on your own might take a number of days or weeks of weekends, professional local movers could make this issue disappear in one to three days of devoted work.

People that DIY pack are typically quite independent, have a small amount of personal items, or may possibly well have moved so many times that they've got the abilities of a professional mover.

2) Box Labels & Arrangement

Organization matters a good deal when moving. The order through which you pack cardboard boxes confirms the simplicity of unpacking. Are you gonna be unpacking arbitrary heaps of possessions or understand specifically which box to open for necessary things on arrival? Those who find themselves typically disorganized benefit the most from a packing and moving service since your boxes will make sense when it is time to rebuild your house. Each and every carton is going to be nicely labeled with the contents, sorted by room and purpose.

Dealing with a DIY move suggests likewise handling this organization. In case you have an interest in color-coded tape and detailed labeling, self-packing may very well be your jam.

3) Scheduling

One more significant hassle of the move is scheduling. You should coordinate the arrival of the moving truck with the availability of the house and your own planned arrival with family members along with delicate things. If everybody fails to get there jointly, or perhaps in a complimentary cascade, then trouble arises. Do-it-yourself moves are the most probable to have people arriving well before (or too long following) the moving truck.

A long-distance professional moving company can manage the schedule for you. All you need to undertake is get yourself and your vehicle to the new residence in time to meet the truck, and movers will assist you to plan your road trip or flight accordingly.

4) Stress Level

Stress is substantial around a move, and particularly for DIY moves in which you supervise every little thing. It is actually challenging enough to get oneself and your personal belongings to a new home, much less the contents of your whole residence. Professional movers can take plenty of that anxiety off of your shoulders by taking over the most demanding tasks: Packing, loading, and driving the moving truck on schedule.

5) Household furniture Assembly/Disassembly

Then there's your home furnishings as well as equipment. Every piece has to be possibly taken apart and padded or pad wrapped and secured to travel safely in the moving van. Have you any idea how to take apart your pieces of furniture and put it together again in the new location? Should you not, that is alright, because your professional movers do. Assembly and disassembly services are part of a full-service moving package.

6) Loading/Unloading the Moving truck

If you have never filled or unloaded a moving truck, prepare to be astonished. For the novice, it's not a rapid or easy process. First time-movers commonly lose a day of drive-time by underestimating how long it will require in order to load the moving van, including rest breaks. Professional local movers are trained to the process of moving an entire house of worldly belongings and stacking in the back of a moving truck.

And also securing. Even Do-it-yourself moves will need to have someone skilled inspect the ropes on your secured boxes so that nothing falls tragically while on the route.

7) Driving the Truck

Driving the moving truck may be the final task for many DIY movers. For most, a rental moving truck might be the very first and only time they will ever drive a cargo vehicle without a rear-view mirror. Consequently, even people that pack and load a moving van themselves may well work with a professional driver, and also the reason why a full-service moving company supplies a local or long-distance driver for the moving truck. This is a big truck holding all your pieces of furniture as well as goods. If you're not at ease at the wheel, hand it over to a professional with a guarantee.


Should your next move be DIY or with the help of professional movers? There are a few enthusiastic, competent, and knowledgeable households that can quite capably move by themselves across the country. For everybody else, professional moving companies have you covered. Whether you do not have time or just want it to be done efficiently, we're able to help. Speak to A-1 Freeman Moving Group today concerning your impending moving plans.

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