Should You Hire Movers?

by | Oct 7, 2014 | Renting 101 | 0 comments

If you are about to move to a new apartment, you may be debating whether you should hire a mover or not.  There are pros and cons to both, but William Paid.com helps you answer the questions that will lead to a decision that’s right for you.
You should hire movers if you have a lot of bulky, difficult to lift items, especially if you have a piano, as those require special skills to move safely and without damage.  Another reason to hire movers if you are moving far away.  No one wants to drive a giant moving truck cross country.  If you don’t have anyone to help you or can’t lift your stuff by yourself, or if you are worried about moving your stuff without breaking it, movers would be a good choice.  Finally, if you want a fast, easy move, hire movers.
On the other hand, you might be better off not hiring movers if you have a lot of friends who are willing to help and/or they own trucks.  Also, if you are on a tight budget, movers might not be in the cards for you.  If you don’t have far to move and don’t think you’ll break things, then movers probably won’t be necessary.
Movers aren’t the only expense involved in moving.  Keep in mind that you will have to pay for moving materials like boxes, tape, and bubble wrap, and that there will be move-in fees like security deposits, and application fees.  Other expenses include replacement costs if you damage your apartment beyond your security deposit, and renters insurance so your belongings are covered in case of emergency.
Looking for a new apartment to move to, with or without professional movers?  Give Austin Apartment Specialists a call today at 512-241-1111.

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