Underrated Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company

Men moving boxes
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

Man moving boxesMoving 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

Moving van on highwayWhen 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.

Less wasteful

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.

4 responses to “Underrated Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company”

  1. I am moving soon to be closer to my aging parents and I am trying to decide if it is worth it to hire a moving company, so I am glad that I found this article. I like that you say a moving company will provide insurance for your belongings and this will give me peace of mind that I will be reimbursed if anything is damaged. Also, the fact that the move can be made in one trip and will save me a lot of time will also keep me from getting stressed during the moving process.

  2. I like how you mentioned that by hiring a moving company, there is a guaranteed protection for your property or the property you are renting. That is so important because without hiring movers, I would be inexperienced in moving my own things, and there would be no insurance or protection for damages I could cause. My husband and I are looking to move, and we are trying to decide whether or not it would be beneficial to hire a professional moving company. Now that I’ve read your advice, I will definitely look for a reliable moving company in my area to help us make the move safely and efficiently.

  3. I think that if I were a business owner, and I was supposed to move from one office to another that I would hire a moving company. I wouldn’t want my employees to have to do it and be more stressed than they would be already. Work can be stressful enough already, and there is no need to make it even more stressful.

  4. If I were to move, I would want to make sure that there was insurance on all my belongings. I am glad that a moving company is liable when taking my property on and off a van. That way if anything happens, I know that it is all covered by the moving company’s insurance.

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