Hiring student movers can save you money. They are generally cheaper than higher professional movers. But the question is, will you get the quality of professional movers if you use college student movers.
When I was in college I definitely needed extra money. I also helped my fair share of people move. I never equated making money with helping people move. I had a truck and they needed to go somewhere.
The thing was when my friends and I helped someone move, which usually was another friend, we didn’t really know what we were doing. We would pile everything into the back of the pickup truck anyway it would fit. This usually resulted in things moving around and ultimately breaking. We also would lay appliances, like refrigerators, down. We did not know that the oil in the compressor would move around, and sometimes leak out. We also didn’t secure everything and would have things fly off the truck. You would think that after a few times of it happening, we would make sure it didn’t, and with somethings we did.
The truth was, we were not professional movers, we were college students, just like college students in Houston, Denver, or any other part of the country. Now, if we had been guided by a mentor, someone who new the business and made sure we were doing things the right way, we could have been really good at moving.
I think that college students can do a good job at moving your house, office, or what ever you are moving. I just believe that they have to have guidance. I mean if you really think about it, some of our best military equipment is moved and used by college age men and women. Under the right guidance, with the proper training, they can do extraordinary things.
There are also those few college students who excel at organizing, planning, and understanding the proper way things should be done. These type of students have the ability to lead other student movers into doing excellent work.
So, my advice is proceed with caution if you are thinking of using student movers. I believe students, with the right leader, can do very good work. I would say do the same amount of due diligence you would use in selecting any mover. Look for reviews from former customers, search the web for information about them, make sure you both have an understanding of the process and who is responsible should things not go according to plan. The best way to do this is to have a contract in place. If any mover will not give you that, then you should steer clear of them, even student movers.