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We're in our new place!
After a crazy week we managed to get all of stuff moved from the townhouse to the house by the woods.
Since we've been married we've done a few moves, but this one was the most difficult. Moving with kids is so much more different than when it was just us.
Move Yourself or Hire Movers?
One of the first choices you make with move is deciding whether to do it yourself (with friends) or hire movers.
We've done both and have been happy.
If you're thinking of a big move and can't decide on which is the best option for you, here are some questions to chat about.
- How far away are you moving? If you're moving across the country and have an extremely tight schedule, you might want to go with movers.
- How much stuff are you moving? What are you moving? Delicate and fragile items may push you towards getting professional movers.
- How much help do you have? If you have an army of volunteers, you may find things can go pretty smooth doing it yourself.
- What's your budget? Finally you have to consider your budget.
With each of our moves we came up with a different answer.
We decided for this move we were going to do it ourselves. As we reviewed those questions it made more sense to skip on movers this time.
We're still in Raleigh, just closer to downtown. Renting a truck was fairly cheap for the weekend.
While we had some delicate items, for the most part, our stuff was pretty durable. The only items we were worried about were the desks and that was because of how we'd have to wind down the stairs with those large things.
Before we asked, friends volunteered to help out with packing, loading, and unloading our stuff. They were a huge help for us.
Finally looking at some repairs and fixing up we had planned during the initial move-in, our budget pushed us towards doing the move ourselves
Thoughts on Moving
I'd love to get your take on moving. What do you think – was hiring movers worth the cost or was doing it yourself the way to go?