Archive for May 10th, 2010

Saving Time And Money: Hiring A Self Service Mover

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, the prospect of packing up all of your worldly possessions and schlepping them from point A to point B can often prove to be a daunting one. Typically either a backbreakingly exhausting endeavor for the do it yourselfers or an unbelievably expensive undertaking if one hires a moving company, the logistics of changing domiciles can indeed be nightmarish. However, a concept that is quickly gaining ground in its industry is using a self service mover to get your belongings where they need to go at a reasonable price.

The basic concept of using a self service mover entails moving your own furniture, boxes, and other things into a large metal container that gets dropped off next to the abode you want to move from. Once you have gotten your possessions into the container, the self service mover sends a truck to pick up your things and bring them to your new home once you arrive. Because you are using these easily portable and detachable shipping containers, a self service mover may store your things easily in a warehouse facility if there happens to be a time lag between leaving one place and moving into the next.

When you dissect the business model of a self service mover, the customer saves money on hiring traditional movers by schlepping their own possessions into and out of their home, and pays for only the cost of pickup, delivery, driving, and storage. This renders the self service mover option a bit higher than the traditional start to finish do it yourself move, and still quite a bit lower than the typical experience of hiring a full service moving company. While the work of moving your things from old house to new still falls on the shoulders of the customer, the worries of driving an unwieldy and unfamiliar vehicle on less than familiar roads is eliminated with a self service mover. If you find yourself in the pickle of moving logistics that so many others often have before, this option might be one to strongly consider.