Congratulations, you have a new home! Now it’s time to move. Learn everything you need to know about hiring a professional moving company in five easy steps.
Step 1: Do your research.
When evaluating whether a DIY moving is better than a professional company, consider all the options and costs. If you do it yourself, think about all the costs — from renting a truck or van to boxes and packing supplies. But, depending on how far you are moving and how much stuff you have to move, hiring a company can get expensive. Look and price out options so you know the real cost of each.
Step 2: Consider your time.
Your time is actually worth something! On the one hand, that means that if you do the moving yourself, you can do it on your own schedule. On the other hand, it means that if you hire a professional, you can focus on other things like preparing your kids and pets to move, figuring out any work that needs to be done on the house before the move, or the paperwork that comes with a new address. Moving by yourself may mean missing work or devoting a weekend to moving rather than something you enjoy.
Step 3: Consider your skills.
Moving is hard, that’s why there are professionals. A quality moving company will have expertise in how to pack your belongings and properly transport furniture. They will also make sure you old home’s and your new home’s floors and walls are not damaged. Lifting boxes and furniture is also strenuous work. If you have trouble lifting and carrying things, DIY moving is definitely not for you. But accidents can happen anytime, and you don’t want to injure yourself before you start enjoying your new home.
Step 4: Make your decision.
Now that you have thought about all the pros and cons of hiring a professional moving company, you can make an informed choice about what is best for you.
Step 5: Be on the lookout for scams!
If you finally settle on hiring professional movers, make sure they are trustworthy. There are companies that are unreliable, so make sure you get multiple quotes and reviews and references for each company. You can also ask your realtor if they have any recommendations or suggestions for a reliable moving company.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, contact Clagett Realty’s residential home sales today!
Moving Tips with Clagett Enterprises
At Clagett Enterprises, we have extensive experience serving the greater Frederick area and Western Maryland, since 1987. Our team is a full-service real estate company that’s ready to help you with your real estate and residential sales needs. Speak with a Clagett professional at 301-665-6009, or request a proposal for preventive maintenance here.