by Alek Sabin
Moving is pretty much always going to be a pain in the posterior, even at the best of times. Taking your entire life and packing it into a truck to put it somewhere else can be a long and arduous process, and lots of things can go wrong.
As you can imagine, there’s plenty of ways that a professional mover can help make this experience less anxiety-wracking. Who wants to fork out the money for that, though? Well, aside from the fact that most moving companies are pretty affordable, there’s actually a whole litany of reasons that you’d want to hire a moving company. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a professional mover…
Insurance on your belongings
Moving involves taking lots of the items that you care most about and putting them in pretty imminent danger. Just taking your belongings and loading them into a van is liable to end with at least something that you own getting broken.
However, professional movers know the proper procedures to load a moving van or truck and secure it so that there is less of a chance of damaged belongings. In addition, most professional moving companies offer an option to insure your belongings, so that you’ll be able to get reimbursed if something valuable is broken, due to malfeasance.
Can move in one trip
Moving is already a stressful experience, but having to take multiple trips just means that you are living the nightmare over and over again. A professional moving company is going to have access to wide variety of sizes of moving vehicles that they can use for your particular situation.
This means that, with the help of the movers, you should be able to move from your old home to your new one in one convenient trip. That sure beats taking an entire weekend driving of driving back and forth and pulling your hair out.
Less stress inducing
When you are moving, there are so many different things that you need to worry about. Changing over your address, getting your kids into a new school, giving the post office a forwarding address, and finding out where everything is into your new neighborhood can be quite a pain.
Hiring a moving company allows you to do is take a big part of that ball of stress and mitigate it. You already have so much going on, so it’s worth it to just hand a part of the moving process over to professionals who can take your mind off of some of it.
Protection for your property
Your belongings aren’t the only thing that you want to protect when you move. Moving heavy items and large furniture presents many opportunities to bash up and ding the home you are moving out of and the home you are moving into.
It’s not a stretch of the imagination to think you probably don’t want to beat up the new home you just but, or already take a chunk out of your deposit, if you damage the place you are renting. Professional movers will use proper moving procedures to get these heavy and lumbering items in and out of a property, safely.
If you like to think of yourself as a person who is conscious of the waste that they produce, then moving is going to come with an added bit of stress for you. Between the mountains of cardboard boxes, foam peanuts, and plastic sheets, moving is a pretty wasteful procedure, even if you are taking steps to reduce that waste. However, if you are able to get a moving company involved pretty early on in the process, then you can take advantage of the plenty of reusable tools and receptacles that they have to offer, which will enable you to move more, with less.