Now that you have decided to move, it is time to determine whether you will move yourself (a DIY move) or hire a professional moving company. This blog will give you an idea of a DIY move vs. moving company and when you need a professional mover.

DIY Move

  • Spending days packing and unpacking home
  • Finding people to help you load and unload
  • Possibility of being short-handed on move day if a helpers does not show up
  • Renting a truck that may be in poor mechanical condition
  • Incurring additional expense to rent dollies and furniture pads
  • Driving a truck if you are unfamiliar with
  • Risking  injury to yourself or your helpers
  • Causing property damage to your old or new home
  • Dealing with bad weather conditions

This is just a partial list of potential problems with a DIY move. Hiring professional packers and movers is the best choice unless you are moving a few items or the contents of a very small apartment. If you are moving long distances, everything must fit in one trip.

Moving expenses

If you are moving at least 40km closer to work, starting a new job, or starting a business, you can deduct most of your moving expenses. This will help offset the cost of using professional packers and movers.  Download the “T1-M” form from the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information.

Hiring a professional mover

A professional move starts with an in-home visit from a certified moving consultant who will work with you to plan a customized move that meets your needs and budget. They will prepare a comprehensive move cost quote in writing so there are no unpleasant surprises.

Full packing/unpacking

Instead of spending several weeks finding cartons and packing your house, professional movers can provide full or partial packing services at a reasonable cost. The packing crew will arrive with the right size cartons, paper, and other supplies. They do this for a living; most homes can be packed up in a day or less.

Furniture disassembly/reassembly

When you choose a professional mover, they will disassemble furniture and reassemble the items at your new home.

Protecting your home

All your furniture will be carefully wrapped in clean, quilted moving pads. Light-colored upholstered pieces will be shrink-wrapped for extra protection. Floor runners will be put down to protect your floors.

Moving truck and equipment

Professional movers will arrive at your home with the proper truck size for your move. It will be fully equipped with dollies, appliance carts, moving straps, and other items needed to move your belongings safely.

Delivery and unpacking

When you choose a professional moving company, you can be confident that they will pack, load, and deliver your shipment within the pre-established schedule. If you decide to have a full pack, the mover will arrange to unpack the next business day unless it is a small move.

Hiring professional movers to handle your move will reduce stress, save valuable time, and make moving easier. For a no-obligation move quote, contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877-671-6683.