I came across this article while surfing the web. In this current economic environment it may be tempting to cut costs on a move by either performing the move yourself or hiring an unlicensed mover. However in most situations you've saved little or no money and in fact may have overpaid.
Many consumers may be tempted to perform the move themselves thinking they will save money by not using a professional moving company. However if that consumer hires a moving rental truck and provides the labor to load and unload the truck they haven't saved much of anything. Figure in the cost of the rental truck (fee's, taxes, gas price, etc.) and the cost of their labor (time, risk of injury, etc.) in most cases they haven't saved a dime.
If you are thinking of moving then you owe to yourself to get a free moving estimate from a licensed professional moving company.