Moving yourself or hiring pros? One of the most commonly asked questions in our business. This guide provides a few cases when you should not move yourself and hire professional service.
When Not To Move Yourself
The IRS has very strict rules regarding who can deduct moving expenses from their taxes. To be eligible, you must meet three requirements.
Deduct Moving Expenses
Generally, there are three alternatives to consider when it comes to a residential move. They are; hiring a professional mover, renting a moving truck and doing everything yourself or moving containers.
PODS Units and Rental Trucks
Hiring local day labor is another option to move. They might offer you flat or lower hourly rates, but there are plenty of scam artists out there. Therefore rather than taking the risk of dealing with day laborers that have not much of a track record, it is far better to hire professional movers that have been in the business for years. Another important factor to consider is their reviews.
Professional Movers vs Day Laborers
Some professional moving companies or laborers might not tell you about all the moving charges and fees unless you ask. Those hidden charges can break your bank. So, how can you avoid additional moving costs?