Hire a Moving Company or Rent a Truck?

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Hire a Moving Company or Rent a Truck?

Hire a Moving Company or Rent a Truck?


If you need to move and you’re exceedingly worried about the cost, don’t just jump on the U-haul wagon. As you will see, this is often not the solution to your problem. The best solution balancing your time and money is to find a local moving company that can move you in one day and that charges by the hour. This is exactly what Aaron’s Moving does for you. Let’s explore some of the common fallacies that renting a moving truck is cheaper.

Rental Companies are Cheaper…Right?

Not so fast. There is something in a free market system called supply and demand. When demand goes up and supply cannot match the increase the price rises. Sometimes it skyrockets.  You thought that rental would be $29/day, but here in the Bay Area where everyone and their mother, literally, want to move out for cheaper pasture causes the demand to rise dramatically high. This increase means that instead of a cozy $29/day you can end up paying 3 to 5 times that, even more depending on holiday, summer, and day of week you are using the vehicle. Add fuel costs on to that, insurance, meals, etc., you’re talking major pains. Price hikes are not usually what people consider when they get excited about saving thousands. They usually end up paying the same or more for the service and would have been better off hiring the professional movers.


We know What we are Doing. Seriously!

Moving companies hire people and train them constantly and are able to scale their business during the busy season. This allows them to keep prices relatievely stable regardless of the time of year you wish to move. In addition to this, they knowledge of the conditions of moving are, well, professional. You wouldn’t trust Joe-Down-the-Street with your valuables. He barley can mow his lawn, so what about moving thousands of pounds of your valuables across California. So why would you trust yourself? Unless you are a professional mover yourself, you would do best to leave furniture moving to the pros, like those at Aarons Movers.


Saftey, first!

Were you aware that the following can influence whether your items arrive safely or in pieces?

1.) Weather conditions

2.) Weight distribution of the furniture

3.) Condition of shocks and struts on the truck

4.) Other factors such as type of furniture, size, and integrity.

All of these factors will influece the outcome of your move. The number one complaint that people say after moving themselves is that they damaged their items. You can wrap furniture too tightly or too loosely. You can put the wrong material over a sensitive surface like tape over a HD screen. You can pack incorrectly causing dishes to break. You can pack boxes to heavy and cause back pain or fall injury risks. The list is endless, so best to leave, once again, the moving to the movers. Call Aaron’s, we’ll put you on the right track.

I can See Clearly Now

We hope you see that there are many reasons why choosing the best movers like Aaron’s Movers is the best route to take. If you have any questions or comments about anything mentioned here or about a move you plan to make, contact us and one of our friendly staff will be happy to reach out.


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