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Is it Better to Pack Yourself or Hire a Moving Company?

That dreaded time to move is no easy task but it is one that we have to face at least once in our lives. The question is whether you start packing yourself and maybe call some friends to come over to help or to go with a Montreal moving company. There are many pros when it comes to paying a friend but it could sometimes be cheaper to use a moving company. Well let’s take a look at all the pros and cons of going with a moving company or with choosing your friends. packing with friends


Now going with your friends and doing this activity might seem like a great idea. I mean payment seems to be pretty easy at times and who knows it might be fun.

Payment- Since they are your friends payment for getting help move should be lenient, should be. Most of the times this activity could be paid with some pizza and beer or any other type of take-out food however if you have the type of friends that do not like being paid with food then a small fee of between $20-$50 sounds reasonable.

Time- If you choose to go with your friends it is recommended to start as soon as possible packing up since there is little to no professionalism it tends to take up longer than a moving company. Another reason why it will take longer is that you will probably fool around with your friends when possible which makes this less of a hassle.

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         Some people simply do not like to busy themselves with this task and prefer to hire a professional which most of the times is a good thing to do. Just as there are great positives to hire professionals there may also be some negatives in doing so.

Payment- This is where choosing your friends is cheaper 90% of the times since these people are professionals they expect to be paid so. Moving companies tend to charge per room  or weight. Now this is from one city to another usually within the city happens to be around $500 or so depending on how much you have.

Time- Moving companies tend to take around 2 to 4 days to move everything from your old place to your new one and in some cases can even do that faster. Since these people are professionals the focus on working instead of fooling around like friends usually do. moving company

It really all comes down to personal preference and how much time you have. If you have at least a month to start moving then it would be best to call some friends to start packing since this is usually the cheaper option. However if you have quite a few things to move and little time then a moving company is highly recommended since they specialize in this and would deliver everything in short time.