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Full-Service Moving Pros and Cons

Posted: June 24, 2022
A full-service moving truck drives along the road.

Figuring out what might be your full-service moving pros and cons will help you in determining what style of move best fits your life and budget.

Some people choose a traditional vanline or a full-service mover because they’d rather pay for a more expensive full-service moving option vs. doing the move themselves. People enjoy the convenience that comes with a traditional vanline or a full-service mover. 

A traditional vanline or a full-service mover have pros and cons to them, but when you use Moving Help® and U-Haul, you’ll get more flexibility vs. going with a traditional vanline or a full-service mover. 

What Are Some Full-Service Moving Pros?

The biggest benefit of choosing a traditional vanline and a full-service mover is they do everything for the customers. Some will bring packing supplies with them, pack up your items, load your items, transport your items, unload your items, unpack your items, and properly dispose of any packing materials. 

A traditional vanline and a full-service mover also may offer partial or full disassembly and reassembly. While some may charge by the hour, most charge by weight. 

What Are Some Full-Service Moving Cons?

While a traditional vanline and a full-service mover offer all the services previously mentioned, they may charge extra or have hidden fees. It may cost extra to pack, to unpack, or to deal with furniture assembly. 

The price is more unpredictable and more expensive because if you end up having more items or your items are heavier than expected, you’ll pay more for having extra weight when it comes to full-service moving. 

Your items will leave and arrive on their time, not your time. If a moving company is filling up a shipping container with your belongings and other people’s articles together, it could be a while before you get your goods because some companies won’t ship your items until their container is full. Some companies may be only shipping your items, but you don’t have access to your objects from the point of them loading your items to unloading your belongings. 

This full-service moving option doesn’t provide great flexibility, and it can make it difficult for customers to adjust with figuring out what they need while waiting on items they already own. 

Why Is Using U-Haul and Moving Help Different?

Moving Help is powered by U-Haul. U-Haul is a trustworthy moving company that has helped millions of people move. U-Haul offers many services customers can choose to when moving themselves. Moving Help can help customers with some of the tasks they don’t want to deal with, such as packing and cleaning. 

You also know that the price you pay is the price you’ll pay with no hidden fees or unexpected charges. U-Haul and Moving Help don’t charge by weight, so that’s another added benefit. Finally, you have access to your items. If you accidentally packed an item in your truck, you can go find it immediately vs. waiting several days to get it. 

Flexibility is important when it comes to moving, and Moving Help and U-Haul provide that flexibility for their customers. 

How Can Moving Help Fit My Budget but Still Help Me?

Remember how a traditional vanline or a full-service mover does everything, but it’s expensive, and it’s certainly not the cheapest option? Well, Moving Help has movers who will fit your budget. Different Moving Help movers offer different services as well. 

Maybe you need help packing and loading and unloading, you can find a mover that fits your needs. Let’s say you need a piano moved and cleaning done after you’re done loading and unloading. Moving Help has movers who can offer piano moving, cleaning, and loading and unloading services. 

Customers can still do the move themselves, but they can pay someone else to do all the extra work they don’t want to complete. Customers also have the flexibility to decide which parts of the move they want a Moving Help mover to help them with. 

The best part is customers have many Moving Help movers to choose from on the Marketplace. So you’ll find one that fits your needs but is still within your budget.

Why Do U-Haul’s U-Box Containers Work Well With Moving Help?

U-Haul has portable storage containers called U-Box containers. U-Box containers work great with Moving Help, and they add another level of control for customers. If customers need extra storage or want to ship their items, they can use U-Box containers. 

Moving Help can assist customers using U-Box containers by delivering the U-Box containers, taking care of loading and unloading, and then returning them back to U-Haul. 

The same Moving Help movers also can offer cleaning services or piano moving services when delivering U-Box containers. 

Moving Help Offers Instant Quotes

Another difference between Moving Help and a traditional vanline and a full-service mover is the ease of booking an order. Even if you’re just looking around, you can still get an instant quote for your move. Simply enter the addresses, date, and time of day to see the total price for services from different Service Providers.

With a traditional vanline or a full-service mover, you have to input more information just to get a quote. Additionally, a traditional vanline or a full-service mover may have hidden or unexpected fees that you weren’t prepared for.

Moving Help and U-Haul Provide Control for Your Move 

Why try to call multiple traditional vanlines or full-service movers to get quotes, and then try to figure out whether you’ll have any hidden or unexpected fees? U-Haul and Moving Help are your one-stop shops that allow you flexibility over traditional vanlines or full-service movers. Plus, Moving Help’s and U-Haul’s ability to give you control over your move will give you the opportunity to get everything you need for your move without breaking your budget.