So you’ve got everything taken care of in securing your new home, but now a new question arises; should I hire a moving company or try and handle it myself? And, depending on a few different factors, this is a valid question. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not to use a moving company during your upcoming move.


When deciding if you would like to use a moving company or not, you should take into consideration what your budget looks like. After all, you did just commit to a new home. However, moving yourself can oftentimes be just as expensive as hiring a moving company. You have to pay for moving supplies, as well as transportation such as a U-Haul if you aren’t fortunate enough to have a truck and a large trailer. Moving companies will offer a free estimate most of the time, so you have an idea of what you’ll pay prior to hiring them. If you’re considering moving yourself, make sure to get a few estimates to see if it will save you enough money to be worth doing it yourself.


A good question to ask when thinking about moving yourself is do you have the time for it? Moving is a large time commitment between packing all of your belongings up, making sure they’re secure and won’t break, and then actually moving the belongings. If you have other commitments such as work or taking care of a child, a moving company is in your best interest. You won’t have to worry about packing as there are many moving companies that will pack for you and make sure nothing gets broken. This frees up plenty of time for you to go about your normal life. Not only this but, because moving companies are experienced and have more hands-on-deck, it will be done a lot quicker!

Size of the Move

If you have very few belongings, or are getting rid of a lot of your belongings and then replacing them with newer items in your new home, it might be worth it to just move yourself. However, for something like a large family move or an office move it is in your best interest to hire a professional. For office moves, there is so much furniture and large heavy items that it would take forever. Not only that, but good luck getting your employees to volunteer to help move! With the right number of qualified movers, this can be done in a day. Without, it’ll take significantly longer.

Talk To Your Local Moving Professionals

No matter your answer to the questions above, Boise Moving and Storage is more than happy to help. They offer free moving estimates and can answer any other questions you may have about the moving process. Give them a call today and get your move taken care of!