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Pros and Cons of Using Moving Services When Relocating Apartments

Sep 15, 2021 3:01:01 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

two guys in a moving truckIf you’re getting ready to move into apartments in Chico California you will have to decide how to get your belongs from point A to point B. Your decision will depend a lot on your personal preferences, your budget, and the distance that you’re moving. Here are some pros and cons for you to consider when it comes to different types of moving services.

Full Service Moving Company


The movers will do everything for you so there is no effort on your part. They even pack up your belongs for you. Since they are experts at this, they will be way faster than you would be. If the thought of packing, loading and unloading is overwhelming to you, then using a full service moving company will allow you to relax and not have the added stress that comes with moving.


Since the moving company is doing all the work, they will charge accordingly. A full service moving company is a pricey option, especially if you’re moving a long distance away. You also give up control when hiring a full-service company because you’re trusting someone else to handle your precious belongings.

If money isn’t a major issue for you, and you have a lot of stuff to move into apartments in Chico California, then a full-service moving company might be a good option for you.

You-Pack Service


A You-Pack service is exactly what it sounds like. You pack everything and hire the company to simply drive your stuff to your new home. They are cheaper than a full-service moving company. They also allow you to have the control when packing your valuables, giving you the peace of mind that those family heirlooms are secure. If you aren’t comfortable with driving a large truck, it’s a good idea to have a You-Pack service do it for you.


While a You-Pack service is cheaper than a full-service company, it’s still more expensive than simply renting a moving truck. You’re also still not in full control of your stuff and you have to pack the moving vehicle yourself.

If you don’t mind doing some heavy lifting, but would rather not drive a big rig, then a You-Pack service might be a good option for you.

Renting a Moving Truck


This is by far the most cost effective option for moving into apartments in Chico California because doesn’t require any personal service. You’re also in total control of everything while packing and unpacking, loading and unloading.


On the flipside, you have to pack and load everything. You’ll also have to drive the large moving truck yourself, so if you don’t have experience or it just makes you uncomfortable then it may be more trouble than it’s worth. Doing all of the moving yourself it also time-consuming. If you need to quickly move into apartments in Chico California you may not be able to devote your time to packing, loading and driving a rental truck.

If you have the time, a tight budget, friends that can help, and you aren’t moving too far away then renting a moving truck would be a good option.

Your ultimate goal is to get moved into apartments in Chico California. Choosing the best moving option for you will help the move go as efficiently and smoothly as possible, so you can begin settling into your new home.

Download our Ultimate Moving Guide to find out all the other important details and decisions that need to be thought of and made when you move!

Ultimate Moving Guide

Topics: Apartment Living, Moving

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