Anyone who is researching moving options will come across the phrase "self service movers." Self service movers have offered an increasingly popular alternative to renting a truck or trailer for doing some or part of a move yourself. But what exactly are self service movers?
Self service movers provide you with portable storage containers or, less commonly, a portion of a truck. So how is that different than just moving with a rental truck? You don't have to do any of the driving. And that's a huge stress reducer. Self service movers deliver your containers on the day you scheduled. Like with a rental truck, you are responsible for loading and unloading your belongings. But unlike with a rental truck, you don't have to rush to get it all done within the typically short truck rental agreement time frame. That means you have more time and don't have to break your back to do it all in one day.
What else makes doing a move with self service mover so different from renting a truck? You can easily combine storage and moving without extra work. With a self service mover, you do not have to unload everything off the rental truck and into a separate storage unit only to have to do it all again when you no longer need storage. Your containers will be picked up, taken to a storage facility, remain packed just as you packed them and delivered to your new home when you are ready. Again, no driving and no extra labor.
If you are considering doing some or all of your move yourself, add researching self service movers to your to do list. Most will give you an initial estimate online and allow you to book online.