Hiring Movers versus Moving Yourself

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Hiring Movers versus Moving Yourself

We’ve all been there. We want to hire professional movers to help make our moving day easier, but it always comes down to money. The cost of hiring movers is usually the main deciding factor in how people go about handling their move. Most people would assume that moving yourself is cheaper than hiring movers, but moving on your own can quickly drain your wallet. Here are a few pros and cons of hiring movers vs. moving yourself. 

Getting A Friend’s Help 

It can seem like a solid idea at first to ask for or accept help from a friend, but it’s not always the most reliable option. Things on their end can change and plans can fall through at the last minute, leaving you with no moving help at all! If they do follow through, compensation is called for, whether that’s meals or money. This can be a small cost, but a cost nonetheless that isn’t required with professional movers. 


It’s no argument that moving takes time no matter who’s doing it. Moving can take a huge chunk of your personal time if moving yourself. Packing all your things up, renting and loading them into a rental truck, and unloading and unpacking at your new place. It’s very possible that it will take you more than one trip, which may lead to multiple days of moving instead of one, which equals more time and money spent on the truck, gas, and repaying your friends with food and drinks. 

Possible Injury & Damage 

There’s a reason why there is a business for professional movers. True, nobody likes moving, but also moving is just harder than it seems. Moving heavy items (like dressers, kitchen appliances, and other bulky furniture) when you don’t know what you’re doing can lead to injury, which can add even more stress to an already stressful day. Nobody wants that! 

Renting Equipment 

If you’re going to move yourself, you’re going to need to rent a moving truck. It’s not the time to borrow a friend’s truck! You’ll need to pay for a rental truck, gas, and equipment like furniture pads, stretch wrap, ropes, dollies, moving straps, and other moving supplies in order to keep your things safe. 

Hiring Movers 

Adding up all the cost of truck and equipment, the potential damages done to your things due to not being properly prepared or trained, or the possible damages to your health – it may not end up being worth it to move yourself. This is especially true when you consider that hiring a professional San Antonio moving company like our team at Careful Movers frees up your time, energy, sanity and allows you to focus on more important things. Reach out to us today!

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