If you’re moving, you’re probably looking to cut costs wherever you can. You may be tempted to hire a moving truck so you can pack, transport, and unpack everything on your own. But while this seems like a good way to save money, you could run into a few unexpected costs that could wind up costing you more than a full-service moving company. At Smooth Move, we’ve seen this happen all too often. According to our movers in Rock Hill, SC and Charleston, SC, here are a few unpleasant surprises you should watch out for if you’re moving yourself.

  • Moving yourself can take much longer than you expect. Most people move only a handful of times over the course of their lives. Even if you’ve done it before, it’s hard to know exactly how long it will take. Professional movers can take the square footage of your home, ask a few questions, and come up with an accurate estimate for the time that will be required.
  • You may be charged unexpected fees. If you keep your moving truck for longer than the allotted time or drive over the mileage allowance, you could have to pay additional fees.
  • You could run into problems. What happens if your moving van leaves you stranded on the side of the road? Or if your belongings shift in transit? When you work with full-service movers, you won’t have to worry about anything.

Don’t take a chance with your time and money! Hire local movers from Smooth Move. With offices in Rock Hill, SC and Charleston, SC, we’re able to help people throughout South Carolina and beyond. Get a free online moving quote today!