Hiring a moving company can simplify your transition to a new home, reducing stress and giving you back valuable time. Leaving this job to professionals limits the demands you place on family and friends. Their experience can also be beneficial to the safety of your belongings. Consider the following information before deciding to handle a move on your own:
Movers have the supplies.
Blankets, dollies and straps help transport furniture and protect belongings. Unless you have those at your disposal, simply renting a van or borrowing trucks from friends or family may not be enough to complete your move efficiently. Some movers even keep rolls of plastic to wrap drawers in dressers and keep loose pieces attached for the move.
Time is a cost too.
Making multiple trips can take up an entire day or more. Professional movers can be in and out in less time. Their knowledge on which items to move first and how to correctly load a truck allows for efficiency.
Professionals train for move quickly and safely.
Asking friends and family to come help move boxes, tables and sofas seems economical, but there are other risks to consider. Movers are used to lifting heavy objects and know how to lift without risking injury to their back or knees. They endure the physical demands of a move on a regular basis.
Insurance for piece of mind.
Movers should be insured to cover damages incurred in a move. While you are researching the best company for your move you can look for reviews of professionals in the area and also get verification they are insured and what that covers.
Before you look at renting a truck, borrowing a van or luring your siblings or buddies over for pizza, evaluate how a moving company can do the job better.