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Moving to a new place is one of the most stressful and time consuming activities that a person can undertake. It feels like there are a million different things to worry about and keep track of just to get your stuff from point A to point B.
You’ll likely be constantly asking yourself:
To avoid being burdened by these questions (and all the overthinking that comes with moving houses), it’s often best to just hire professionals that will handle everything for you. Let’s go over a few key benefits that you can reap by going with the hassle-free expert route
If you’ve already moved houses once or twice in the past then you know that each move is a learning experience — albeit at the cost of your time, money, and damaged furniture. But why put all the pressure on yourself when you can hire more experienced movers?
Most professional movers handle hundreds if not thousands of moves every single year which means they have a lot of first-hand experience dealing with sticky situations.
Need to get your grand piano down from the 20th floor?
They’ve done it.
Worried that your antiques will shatter during the move?
They eat fragile vases for breakfast (not literally, thankfully).
Don’t think any of your porcelain Chinaware will survive unscathed?
Professional movers might as well be plate spinners connoisseurs!
It might seem like an unnecessary expense to hire professional movers but the honest truth is that handling things yourself will probably cost more in 9/10 situations. Whatever you think you’re saving in moving fees, you’ll be losing in broken or lost items.
After all, experienced movers know all the tricks of the trade for damage prevention like:
These are just a few of the methods that professional movers employ to ensure your items get pulled out safely, on-time, and without so much as a scratch. Ultimately, the level of experience they bring is well worth the extra cost.
With experience of course comes efficiency. Professional movers have spent years or even decades fine-tuning their processes so that every move is completed as quickly as possible (without compromising on risk and damage prevention.
There are many reasons why professional movers are faster than the average Joe.
First of all, they’ve undergone specific training on how to pull out, load, and unload various different item types. Since professional movers are well-trained and have a lot of experience, they already know which angles to lift certain types of furniture from.
When hiring larger teams, the added manpower also makes moving heavier items a lot faster since every single team member has years of experience lifting large furniture and appliances — not to mention the physical conditioning that results from such a demanding line of work.
It’s important to remember that movers don’t just move your belongings. They are also experts at packing all kinds of breakables, appliances, and personal belongings to optimize for speed while still prioritizing damage prevention.
Professional movers also have other handy skills when it comes to logistics and scheduling. In other words, they can help you stick to your move timeline and navigate any unforeseen delays that could’ve otherwise made you late.
This is especially important for those who have a hard deadline on when they need to complete the move. These include tenants who have concluded their lease contract, homeowners who have sold their property, or even residents being evicted/foreclosed on.
In any scenario where time is of the essence, hiring professional movers is an absolute must.
While most people are often excited to move to their new home, the potential dangers of such a massive undertaking rarely come to mind. That said, lifting fridges, carrying sofas down the stairs, and moving around glass objects all carry certain risks.
Being crushed by a falling fridge or pinned to a wall by a runaway sofa might not seem like a very likely scenario, but accidents do happen. The best way to guarantee the safety of everyone involved in the move is to hire trained professionals.
Not only are mistakes and accidents far rarer when working with a moving company, but you’re also likely going to receive compensation in the event that any damage or injuries do occur during the move.
Here are a few precautions that professional movers take to maximize safety:
Professional movers are a more convenient option than handling things yourself for a few reasons. The most obvious benefit is that you won’t have to stress over things breaking or items being improperly loaded into a moving truck.
Perhaps more important than the convenience factor and peace of mind that come from hiring professional movers is the ability to focus on other aspects of the move. There are so many things to consider when moving houses like:
Note: you can learn more about the process of moving across state lines by reading our dedicated guide here!
It’s important to mention that hiring professional movers doesn’t guarantee that the entire move will be stress-free. You’ll still need to coordinate your schedule with the movers, agree on a price, and be prepared for any unexpected obstacles.
The key difference is that you’ll have a team of experts supporting you which is far less stressful than trying to overcome these challenges all by yourself. Experienced movers also tend to have “life hack” solutions from when they’ve encountered similar problems throughout their career.
Cost is probably the biggest barrier that keeps people from hiring professionals to help them with their move. There’s a common misconception that moving companies will charge you an arm and a leg for their service then try to upsell you on add-ons you don’t need.
While this might be true for smaller and newer moving companies, most reputable service providers with experienced professionals actually value transparent pricing. These established companies aren’t interested in sacrificing their integrity and reputation just to make a quick buck.
So, how much does hiring professional movers actually cost?
The cost of moving can change depending on a number of factors like:
Shelling out a couple of thousand probably sounds like a lot but it all comes down to the amount of value you’re getting out of the cost. As we mentioned above, you’re already saving a lot of time which can make the move cheaper in the long run compared to if you had handled it solo.
Protecting your family from accidental moving injuries and properly loading/securing cargo to prevent damage also gives you a worthwhile return on investment. So, while it may seem like an extra expense, the amount saved in property damage and hospital bills tends to offset the cost.
Overall, most financial savvy customers agree that hiring professionals was the most cost effective option. In fact, you’ll notice that our own clients have left plenty of testimonials that clearly outline the positive experience they had while working with us.
As you can see, going with experts will not only save you time and money in the long run but also significantly reduce the risk of any injuries or accidents. Even just the peace of mind that comes with having experienced, professional movers is worth the cost in itself.
This is especially true for long-distance moves where accidents and property damage are far more likely. If you’ve had notable experiences with movers or any tips and tricks that you’d like to share, feel free to drop your stories and advice in the comments below!
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