Are you moving or planning to move to a new home? It may be to the other street, another city or the state on the other side of the country. How do you plan to go about it?
Sometimes, you arm yourself with lots of boxes and supplies to pack your things with the thought of doing it yourself but have you considered hiring local movers to do the job for you? Sometimes, all you need is to contact local movers (or long distance movers if it’s gonna be long distance transfer) to get local moving quotes.
The “you pack, we drive” type of arrangement will usually turn out as the cheapest way to do it but you should consider your timeline, expertise and other factors in choosing which among the moving estimates are you going to consider. Sometimes, it much cost-effective to just hire professional movers especially if you’re short in time, too busy with other tasks or lack the volunteers to help you pack your things. If you don’t know how to pack your things efficiently, you might also end up with higher costs due to breakage, excessive use of supplies and bulky boxes.
Every penny save counts in moving but the price tag should not be the only consideration in making your choice.