Should I Hire a Moving Company?11/05/2017 Cross-Country Moving: DIY vs. Hiring Pros Moving is rarely a easy, hassle-free event, even if you are going just a few miles. When you are moving across the country, the challenges get larger. It's possible that such a move is already full of anxiety. Perhaps it's the elation of a new job, business or educational opportunity. Perhaps you are anxious about leaving the family, or maybe you're making the relocation to be nearby to an aging parent in their elderly years. That is already oodles to deal with. Pile a long-distance move in addition and the anxiety can really add up. At its most mundane form, moving requires the complete sorting, packing, loading, transport, unloading and unpacking of all one's possessions. A Do-it-Yourself cross-country move will include all that, plus maybe significant downsizing of one's belongings. Is there room for your perfectly broken-in couch or grandma's heirloom buffet? You might have to sell or donate a lot of things - and then go shopping to replace them all when you arrive at your new home. You will bear the burden of arranging the rental of a moving van and getting it at the right time – with luck everything is as promised! The work of loading the truck will be yours - including meticulous packing of delicate items, securing all cargo while also protecting it from damage, and making sure that the entire load will travel well. Kids, pets, and additional vehicles need management, too. Transit to your new residence could take some days to complete. Create your path and stops to accommodate your moving truck, make sure it's safe each night and don't count on using a fast food drive-thru! When you finally arrive, if all has gone smoothly, you can spend the day unloading everything. Hopefully your packing and loading job was well done, and your belongings are in acceptable shape. When you are all done, rest your back and return the rental truck and get to know the ins and outs of traffic in your new area! Weigh this with hiring a professional moving company. You schedule the movers. They provide materials or even help in packing. On moving day, all you need to worry about are the items you plan to take yourself - a suitcase of clothes, toiletries, devices. Focus on what your children and pets will require on hand, and take your time helping them adjust to the move. An seasoned professional moving company knows how to load your furniture and belongings the right way. Grandma's dining room table will be in good hands. In the event that something does get damaged, the movers will be responsible for it. You will be free to plan your move with maximum flexibility. Driving a family car or two? You can to use the drive-thru! Enjoy scenic routes and know that national parks, historic sites, and points of interest will all be able to fit your car, truck or SUV. Stay nights along the way with family or at quaint B&Bs without stressing about parking or large truck turn-arounds. Your professional moving crew will arrive and unload your possessions for you. You can put your mind to making sure the setup of your new home is on track; hooking up utilities, change of address, enrolling your children in school, mapping the best route to work. If there was an unexpected setback with your housing at the last-minute - paperwork delays in closing on your new house or the rental property wasn't properly prepared on time - your movers can divert your belongings to a safe and secure storage facility, leaving you free to attend to the issue. Imagine the hassle of that, on top of having to return the rental truck on time while you research storage options! Moving on your own in Colorado Springs can without a doubt be cost effective, but what it costs in relation to time, hassle, inconvenience, stress, liability for damage, and plain old physical exhaustion is most likely not worth it. Need assistance with your long distance? Click below to get started on your free estimate.