One of the biggest questions many families face when moving is whether to hire professionals or just do the work themselves. Like most things the answer is not so cut and dry, but hopefully getting some insight on what it takes to move from one location to the other will give some insight on which option is best for you and your loved ones. There are instances where, economically, it just makes sense to get a few buds, a few beers, and a borrowed pick-up and get it done. Often times, you save loads of stress, headaches, and hard earned money just hiring professionals to help.  Let’s look at a few different scenarios and explore how a move should look for each, depending on your situation you should understand when is the BEST TIME TO HIRE A MOVER.

Self Move:

Moving long distance from state to state requires a truck. Depending on the size of your home and what’s inside. This can range anywhere from an 8 foot pick-up, to a 10’, 15’, 17’, 20’, and 26’ foot box truck.   Prices fluctuate wildly and sizes are highly dependent on location and time of year. You also need to have insurance and cover the fuel cost for the move.


Moving trucks don’t include pad wraps or blankets to protect your furniture, so you will have to pay extra for those supplies. Hand carts or dollies are extra, and any packing material for that matter. Whether going with a mover or taking a DYI approach, you will always save money if you ORDER AFFORDABLE BOXES ONLINE. Going long distances (over 800 miles) leaves lots of room for mishandling for an inexperienced driver in a vehicle so large. Too wide a turn or too hard a brake and your valuables will look like scrambled eggs when you arrive at your new place, and your items are not covered by insurance.

  • Speaking of scrambled eggs, one of the biggest factors people who aren’t experienced with moving often forget is how to actual pack the truck. If done wrong, this will lead to damages out the gate. When professional movers pack a truck, each item is strategically placed to support the other. Cargo should be loaded securely with intent and packed almost like sardines. If you’ve ever looked in the back of a professionally packed moving truck, it almost looks like a big game of Tetris back there, but trust me, the movers weren’t playing, and this is done by design to ensure structural integrity while your goods are in transit.  Having friends to help unload is simple enough, and anyone who can carry an item can lend a hand, however, loading should always be done by an experienced hand.Often times people take for granted the physical effort that goes into moving a home all day. Well, maybe that part is a no brainer, but they often miss one important factor when moving long distance; the drive. You would think that would be a given but driving long distance is already a tall order in itself and most people dread the journey, even the most traveled road trippers feel the lag of hours upon hours of driving at times. Imagine doing that after packing and loading a full truck. Even if you were to take the first night off to rest before driving, even the best of us need a day or two to recover.Once you’re on the road, if you have help, it would be considerate of you to swing for meals, leg stretches and bathroom breaks. If the distance is longer than 800 miles, chances are, after packing and loading and going a good distance, you’re going to want to get a hotel or motel room to rest before hitting the road.

    Most moving trucks average about 8-10 miles per gallon. Last year, gas prices averaged out to $2.92 per gallon across state lines. Some areas were even higher than that, and at peak times the entire country saw major climbs in rates.  By the time you get to your destination, fuel costs alone could make a huge dent in your relocation budget.

    Once there, you have to unload the truck. Fill it up again and return it. The fun isn’t over just yet. Remember the unloading is done, but the unpacking part has just begun. If you’re moving for a new job or fresh start, then the last thing you want to do is start your first day with sore muscles and spaghetti legs, especially if you waited for the last minute. Hopefully you’ve already arranged for necessary HOME SERVICES such as INTERNET, CABLE, PHONE, and HOME SECURITY services.. Not sure how soon to start coordinating a move read BEST TIME TO HIRE A MOVER. Moving is stressful. It’s exhausting, and it is arduous, but it doesn’t have to be.

    Hire a mover.

    When looking for a full service mover the heaviest thing you have to lift is your phone. Call Vanity Van Lines. We will take all of the stress and frustration out of the move for you, and oftentimes , at a lower cost than doing it yourself. Call Today.  Your moving specialist is standing by to help.

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