Is Moving Worth The Investment

As soon as you know there is a move in your near future, it’s common to start weighing the costs of hiring movers or doing it yourself. After all, several moving costs can be involved in any move, from cleaning to small maintenance and repairs to buying different furniture to fit a new space.

While some homeowners may opt for a DIY move, there are clear benefits to hiring a professional moving company. In this article, we’ll discuss how and why hiring movers may be your best option in the long run.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Moving Company in Edmonton?

According to the Homestars website, the average cost of moving an entire home in Edmonton is $800. Moving costs do vary depending on the amount of furniture you have and the distance you are moving, and you also have to consider the difficulty of the move. There’s a huge difference between moving furniture from a one-level rancher compared to a three-storey townhome. For this reason, most moving companies charge for their services by the hour, as this accounts for all of these differing variables. They also provide a free moving estimate so you can get a better idea of the charges and compare moving prices.

Should I Consider a DIY Move? 

The biggest advantage of a DIY move is the cost. Your only real cost is to hire a truck, which is why most people choose to move their belongings by themselves. While on the surface, a DIY move seems easy, there are several factors to consider before committing to this idea.

Furniture Is Heavy

It’s not easy moving furniture and carrying it up and down the stairs, so the first thing to consider is whether you are physically able to manage the project. Moving furniture is awkward and may result in serious physical injuries that can affect your work and personal life— this is the biggest disadvantage of a DIY move.

Moving Furniture Is Tiring 

It’s a great feeling once you’ve packed up your home and are ready to move, but don’t forget about unloading on the other end. Lifting and carrying furniture is physically exhausting and while a small apartment move is much easier, a whole home move is a challenge!

Prepare for the Unexpected

What happens if you can’t move an item of furniture through a doorway, or it’s just so heavy that you can’t lift it? It can be very stressful if you’re experiencing difficulties on the big day and the new homeowners have just arrived on your doorstep.

Are You Prepared to Drive the Truck?

If you’re only used to driving a sedan or a compact car, will you be comfortable driving a large van or truck? While you might be fine driving short distances for a local move, you might have challenges with an out-of-town move.

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Mover

When you hire a professional moving company to move your belongings, you take all the stress out of the process. Professional movers can usually load up your vehicle in a couple of hours, and they know how to pack your belongings efficiently and in a way that keeps them safe.

They have experience moving furniture through awkward spaces and have access to moving dollies and other accessories to carry your heavy furniture. They’ll also use moving blankets to wrap furniture to protect it from damage and scratches. In addition, professional movers are fully insured, so your belongings are protected during the move.

Alternative Solutions for Your Move

If you’d like to have more control over your move but you’re not keen on renting and driving a truck, you might want to consider ordering a storage container. Storage containers come in various sizes, so just order the container you want, and have it dropped off when it suits you. That way, you can pack at your leisure and have the container picked up and dropped off at your new home that very day. If you need your belongings stored for a period of time, ask if the moving company can accommodate your needs until your new house is ready.

Hire Eager Beaver Moving & Storage for Your Move

At Eager Beaver Moving & Storage, we have extensive experience in both residential and commercial moves. As professional movers, we are committed to providing excellent service to our clients, including packing and relocation services for a completely stress-free move. You can also purchase the full range of packing materials, including TV boxes and china barrels for all your home packing needs. Get your free quote today!