Moving Containers VS. Professional Movers: The Best Way To Move

Moving houses is a big deal. It requires you to make a lot of decisions, like, which day to move, which furniture items to discard, sell, keep, what all things to do, etc. One of the most difficult choices to make is deciding which way to move – DIY moving with a moving container or hiring professional movers. While both the methods have advantages of their own, the final decision should be based on cost and convenience. If you own a business you may also consider hiring out for commercial waste services which can help you move work locations.

That said, enlisted below are the pros and cons of each option so that you can figure out which one is suitable for you.

Hiring Professional Movers or skip bin hire.

Pros Cons

Reduce Stress
Moving house is a challenging task. However, if you seek the help of professional movers in Maryland, you can make it a lot easier for yourself and your family.

Professionals are trained and experienced to do every task in time. From packing to loading,  moving to unloading, they perform every duty to the highest standards. When you hire them, you can minimize stress and save time that can be utilized doing other essential things.

They Have Everything Needed
Since helping people move is their job, they have all the supplies needed to carry out a successful and sound move. From cling films to dollies, moving straps to blankets, they come prepared with everything in stock so that your stuff can easily be loaded and unloaded in their moving pods or containers.

They Are Expensive
Hiring professional movers may cost you more than a DIY move wherein you will spend money on renting a moving container and moving supplies. The cost generally depends upon the distance between your current and new locations. The longer the distance that has to be covered, the higher will be the amount charged by the professionals.

They Need To Be Properly Screened
You cannot trust complete strangers with your belongings. So, before you choose a moving company in Frederick, MD, you will have to spend a lot of time checking their credentials and reliability to avoid falling victim to rogue movers.

Renting Moving Containers


More Control
Most ‘pods moving and storage companies’ charge monthly for renting out their moving containers. This means you can move on your own timeline, have more control and feel confident about the relocation process.

Moving containers are the best option if you haven’t set a fixed timeline and want to take everything as it goes with the flow.

By renting a moving container for your move, you can save more money in your bank. Even if you are moving a few blocks, the expenses incurred from hiring a moving company will exceed expectations.

Additionally, moving containers can double up as storage.

You’ll Have To Do The Heavy Lifting
A DIY move means you will have to do everything yourself — from packing, lifting, loading, and unloading. That’s a lot of work for a person alone. Not to mention, the added burden of keeping all the belongings safe.

When you rent moving containers, you will also have to gather the moving supplies on your own.

Storage Space Based On Availability
If you are planning to opt for a DIY move, you’ll have to call a “pods moving & storage company” to rent a unit in advance. And, if you don’t have enough space on your property, you will have to store it in a nearby storage facility that must be contacted beforehand. That said, there may be a chance that your nearest storage facility is totally booked. In such a case, you will have to contact a storage facility that is far, which will only make your move more stressful.

Final Thoughts

Whether you decide to hire professional movers or move by yourself, choosing the best way to relocate should be about your convenience and budget.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.