Relocating your home is stressful, with many moving parts to coordinate. You’ll undoubtedly face many decisions during the process, including whether or not to hire professional movers or take the DIY route.
Professional movers are highly experienced and know all the ins and outs associated with transporting possessions from one location to another. People can carry out a relocation themselves, but it’s time-consuming and involves a lot of extra work. So as you’re making your lists, consider these four reasons why hiring a professional mover can make a move more manageable and less taxing.
1. No Worries About Finding Manpower
Taking the DIY moving route means finding vehicles large enough to fit everything and recruiting people to help. It also means multiple trips back and forth, which can be tiring. Also, consider that while it’s generous of family and friends to help you move, sometimes circumstances change, and you might find yourself stuck on moving day without the help you need. Professional movers take care of the heavy lifting and can do it all in one trip.
2. Can Save Money
Many people assume hiring a pro mover is more expensive. While sometimes this is true, going a DIY route often doesn’t save you as much as you’d think. Going the DIY route involves the following costs, which can quickly add up.
- Renting a truck
- Fuel costs
- Moving tools/equipment
- Packing materials.
- Time off work to pack and physically move
- Any unanticipated costs
Home Advisor reports the typical range of a move is about $870 to $2,400, depending on if movers are hired strictly for transporting belongings or if clients pay for a full service that includes packing, unpacking, and furniture disassembly/reassembly. The benefit of this way is that you know exactly what you’ll pay for your move upfront if you go with a binding estimate.
To bring down costs, you can also take a hybrid approach—consider hiring a professional mover to take care of the bulky and heavy items while you handle the packing and moving of smaller items.
3. Ensures Personal Safety
Moving an entire household equals a lot of back-breaking work, and some of it can be pretty risky from a safety perspective. Carrying heavy items down staircases can be tricky and lead to injury. The weather might be rough on your moving day, creating slipping hazards. Professional movers know how to properly carry belongings, move them safely, and have the equipment to protect them from injury. They also are highly experienced at moving in less than ideal conditions and know what precautions to take.
4. Frees Up Time
Both local and long-distance moves involve a lot of planning. Sometimes, the list of things to do seems endless. For example, you need to settle your account with your landlord and utility companies if you’re renting. If you’ve sold your home, you have to make sure you’ve followed all details associated with the contract to the letter. If you have children or are changing jobs, there are other transitionary steps to take and set up utilities and services you’ll need in your new home. By hiring a professional mover, you’ll have more time to focus and ensure you don’t overlook any necessary details.
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Hiring the pros makes for a quick and seamless process, helping you quickly settle into your new home. Contact us for a free quote to learn more about our services.