You may want to consider moving yourself if you have a small load and it’s just across town. Most rental moving truck companies have reasonable day rates, so they make their money on the mileage charges. Either way, have a loading plan and everything packed and ready to go. Like most things, moving takes more time than you think. Move the biggest and heaviest items first so you can return the truck sooner and move the smaller boxes in your car. The fewer trips you make in the moving truck, the cheaper your move. On long-distance moves, you can pack yourself and have the professional movers load and ship. Or you can choose a self-service move for which you pack and load yourself and just pay for having your belongings driven to their new home.