So you’ve decided to move. Moving in itself is both emotionally and physically stressful. The decision to either hire a professional mover or do it yourself is another debate. Should you hire a group of professionals to do your moving for you? Let’s take a look at their advantages:
1. Packing: Leave it to the professional
Packing alone accounts for approximately one quarter of your moving expense. Yes, that’s a significant number. Let’s do a quick cost benefit analysis; if you pack your stuff yourself, you may actually end up spending more. One, you will probably use more cartons or boxes than required. Two, your fragile belongings may get damaged due to insufficient packing, so you end up incurring heavy costs. On the other hand, professional movers are trained to pack efficiently and thus do it quicker. What would take you weeks, takes them only a few days.
2. Know-how of the locality
Professional moving companies are very thorough in running local area checks. Understanding the routes and the neighborhood is essential so that your belongings can be safely dispatched and transported.
3. Your belongings are safe and insured
Let’s face it. Your hired help are professionals, who are more experienced than you are. The safety of your belongings is of paramount concern to them. Your personal belongings are insured. This will provide you peace of mind. These professionals use heavy duty wrap for all furniture, and plastic covers to avoid damage and to seal your stuff from dirt and dust.
4. Use of the right equipments
A do-it-yourself approach is fine. But unfortunately, a borrowed truck from a buddy does not come with the right equipment to move your stuff safely; another reason you’d want to hire professional help. They come with the right gadgets that make moving simpler. Your professional mover will use hoisting straps, two wheel, four wheel or appliance dollies, ramps and custom built trucks with air ride cushions, to transport your belongings in a safe and secure manner. So whether it is moving an L-shaped couch out of your door or dismantling your furniture, your hired band of help will figure it all out for you!
5. Straight forward estimates
Ideally, there are no hidden costs when you hire professional movers. Their charges are estimates of the distance or the kind of service or storage you opt for. Since this is a local move, the distance cost will be relatively lower. These movers will discuss moving and service cost prior to the moving begins.
6. Friendly customer service
Being trained professionals, these movers, in addition to providing you with the necessary services, also possess an impeccable customer service rating. Easy to approach, they provide suggestions and solutions to your moving problems. So if you want things done differently or require their opinion, feel free to voice it out.
7. Flexible storage facilities
Let’s say that you need to reach your final destination later than planned. Your professional movers will provide you with storage facilities with overnight, short term or long term storage options. Additional charges are applied of course, but your belongings are in a safe vault under protection from theft, loss or damage.
The advantages of hiring a professional moving company surely outweigh the do-it-yourself approach. It is also less stressful and poses a lesser health hazard. So put your reservations aside, and hire professionals for the job.