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Moving is one of these troublesome instances when experience and professional know how can mean the difference between a good move and a bad move. If you are planning to move, now or in the future, you might find yourself wondering “Should I hire a moving company or move by myself?” When deciding on between a DYI Move or using professional movers, take the following instances into consideration:
Several indisputable facts show that hiring the services of a highly experienced professional moving company is your most beneficial option when moving across country:
Professional movers are trained to use the most appropriate and efficient moving techniques to ensure that your household items are properly packed, shipped safely and promptly delivered to your new home intact and unbroken. The use of appropriate wrapping and padding prevents items from shifting inside the boxes during transport, careful maneuvering through narrow corridors and steep staircases, proper loading of items, securing all items in the moving truck and competent driving skills will account for the safety of your household items.
Professional moving crews will work with great speed and agility to pack and load your household items, maximizing the capacity of the moving containers and the moving truck. Both time and space will be saved when utilizing the skill and experience of your hired movers.
Professional movers know their stuff!! They know how to properly handle heavy and bulky items, odd-shaped furniture and sensitive electronics, so all your belongings are efficiently and safely transferred to the moving truck and then into your new home. Additionally, movers know the shortest and safest to the final move destination, and are very familiar with the peculiarities of the local area which allows them to avoid any traffic or parking problems.
So, why should you hire a professional moving company? Because experience matters and results in safety, speed, reliability, efficiency and peace of mind.
Another factor that guarantees a successful outcome of your move when you take advantage of the services of a professional moving company is the advanced equipment used in the relocation process:
Proper Packing Supplies
Professional moving companies will use only brand new moving boxes, bubble wrap, anti-static peanuts, etc. which provide maximum protection fragile and expensive belongings. This option may be more expensive than using old towels and newspaper, but the unbroken and/or undamaged condition of your possessions is definitely worth it.
Proper Moving Vehicle
When you hire a professional moving company, they will send the right type and size moving vehicle (or vehicles) to accommodate your household items. With a DYI move you spend time researching what size of moving truck you need to rent, and only to find out it’s not what your needed, and then lose hours trying to fit your couch in the back of your friend’s pick-up truck.
Truck rental facilities will rent a dolly for your move or you can buy the tools required for dismantling and reassembling your furniture, but you will have to determine what you need and to supply it. However, professional movers, will be equipped with the full range of tools and equipment; from moving pads and furniture blankets to dollies and palate jacks. Adequate equipment saves time and efforts and helps prevent damages.
Time and Convenience
Gaining some extra time and avoiding most of the stress and hassles typically associated with the moving process are by far the most important reasons to hire a professional moving company:
The movers will take care of all the heavy lifting and moving tasks on moving day, giving you enough time to address other important issues which decreases the risks of injury to you, as well as accidents and/or property damage.
Professional moving companies provide a variety of extra services as well to facilitate your move – such as packing and unpacking, disassembling and reassembling of furniture, appliance servicing, shuttle services, split pick-up and delivery, temporary storage, etc. making your move quicker and easier, more convenient and less stressful.
By using a professional moving company, you will know the final moving cost beforehand; request a binding written estimate when hiring a moving company and you will not be surprised by forgotten or hidden moving expenses. The estimate will include all the charges – materials, labor, transportation, extra fees, etc.
By hiring a professional moving service, your personal belongings are insured. The moving company will be held accountable for your move and liable for any damage that may occur during the moving process. Professional movers will do their best to ensure that all your household items arrive at your doorstep safely, timely and in good condition. Ask your mover what kind of liability insurance they offer, or you can even purchase additional insurance for a modest fee.
Flexible Storage Options
Maybe you are building a new home and is not ready yet, or you are moving into temporary housing for a couple of months, maybe you are downsizing and don’t have enough space for all your household items, your moving company can provide a beneficial temporary solution. Have your items kept safe in appropriate storage facilities with overnight, short-term or long-term storage options. This service is provided at an additional charge, but may prove to be a convenient solution and guarantees you peace of mind.
The cost of hiring a professional moving company is what usually makes people hesitate to use professional services. However, when you calculate the expenses of a DYI move such as packing supplies, truck rental, fuel, tolls, vehicle insurance, snacks and drinks for all your friends who come to help you, etc. When comparing a DYI move to a move utilizing a professional moving company, the price for hiring professionals may very likely turn out to be roughly the same.
Last but not least, besides all the advantages mentioned above, hiring a professional moving company relieves stress and ensures you peace of mind. You cannot put a price tag to that!