Moving Truck Rental vs. Professional Movers

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Moving Truck Rentals

Considering renting a moving truck and taking the DIY approach to moving? While this may seem like the easiest way to take on your move, it's important to remember every move is unique and requires a different level of care. 

When planning your move, keep these considerations in mind:

Calculate the Cost

Moving truck rentals may seem more economical than professional packers and movers, but once you've considered all of the extra costs, they may not be the cheapest option. On top of the moving truck rental fee, account for gas, tolls, lodging, meals, additional mileage charges, and your emergency budget. 

Self-Moves Are Best for Short Distances

If you’re only moving across the street or to the other side of town, renting a moving truck may make the most sense. However, moving across the country is not a simple task without the help of professional movers.

Obtain Assistance from Family and Friends

You’ll need to recruit volunteer movers to assist you with loading and unloading the moving truck, especially with heavy appliances, fragile items, and larger items. This will save you time and reduce the risk of item breakage or personal injury.

The Pros of Professional Movers

Professional packers and movers are highly trained to handle every aspect of your move, from planning and logistics to packing and transportation. Their job is to take the stress out of moving so that you can focus on the things that really matter. 

When deciding between professional movers and a moving truck rental, here's what you need to consider:

Experience You Can Trust

Experienced, trained professional movers will handle every aspect of your move. Your moving day will be well coordinated, your belongings properly packed and loaded, and your shipment protected against loss and damage. When you move with northAmerican, you’ll work with a personal Relocation Specialist who can answer any questions and ensure you receive the services you need.

Calculating the Cost

Pro movers typically have higher upfront costs than moving truck rentals. However, the cost covers everything you'll need throughout the moving process. You never need to worry about hidden fees, additional charges, or paying expenses beyond your original budget.

Packing and Handling

Professional movers are packing pros with hands-on experience in efficiently packing, transporting, and unloading items of every shape and size. The best part? They'll even remove all the debris at the end of the move. North American Van Lines offers customizable moving packages, meaning you choose the services you want. Whether you only need help loading and unloading or you'd like extra assistance with packing, your wish is our command. 

Time and Injuries

You never know what will happen on a moving day. Fragile items may break, boxes may fall, and your volunteer movers can get hurt if they aren't careful. With professional movers, you never need to worry. They help people move for a living and know how to get the job done efficiently and safely. 

Peace of Mind

You can't put a price on peace of mind. A self-move leaves you responsible for any loss of property or damage to a rental moving truck. The moving services of professional movers will include damage and/or loss protection and reparation. 

Contact Us for a Free Quote

Moving into a new home is never easy. When you hire pro movers rather than renting a moving truck, you can rest assured that your move will be handled with the utmost care. Whether you're staying in the same province or moving to the other side of the country, you deserve to have trustworthy, professional packers and movers on your side. 

The team at North American Van Lines are pro movers with hands-on experience in every aspect of relocation. We’ll help you pack, transport, and unpack your belongings — we'll even help set up your appliances in your new place. 

Contact us today for a free quote to get started.