We believe once you weigh the costs, you’ll see hiring us as your moving contractor makes the most sense.
Handling a move on your own can sometimes be the lowest cost way to go, or it could end up being far costlier than working with a moving contractor. If you are thinking you’ll save money by moving by yourself, here at Ashe Van Lines Moving & Storage, we have some insight on that subject. We have seen our share of last-minute calls from people who realized a bit too late that handling it themselves was more challenging than they thought it would be, and we want to save you from that potential scenario. Here are the related costs for going each way to help you determine if contacting us as your moving contractor is the best option for you.
Costs of Doing the Move Yourself:
- Transportation Costs– There is no “free” way to transport your belongings. Even if you have a pickup truck, making several trips back and forth between your current Hickory, North Carolina home and your new one will chew up fuel and put wear and tear on the vehicle. Rental trucks are the other option and come at various costs, with the potential for liability if something goes wrong.
- Lost Earnings– It can take several days to pack your belongings, load a truck, drive to your new home, unload the truck, and unpack your belongings. Unless you have a vacation week you are willing to sacrifice, it is going to involve days off work or at least being extremely tired trying to balance moving and working.
- Potential Medical Costs– Loading and unloading a truck requires a strong back, and it is somewhat rare for any move to not involve some type of injury, ranging from a bruised shin to hospitalization for a back injury or broken bone.
Costs of Hiring a Moving Contractor:
- Customized Costs– You choose what you want us to do and keep whatever you feel comfortable doing yourself. What you pay is determined by whether you want us to handle everything, including packing, loading, transporting, unloading, and unpacking, or if you want to do some of these things yourself. We’ll develop a customized plan that works with your budget.
If after weighing the costs, you recognize that hiring us as your moving contractor makes sense, give us a call to discuss our services and learn more about the specific costs based on how many belongings you have, which services you desire, and where the destination is. We look forward to helping you make your move go as smoothly as possible.