Did you know that over 40 million Americans move each year? The reasons range far and wide, from accepting a job in a new city to simply needing a bigger or smaller home to accommodate one’s family. No matter the reasoning, it’s an experience that each of us has or will likely face, as the average person moves approximately eleven times in their lifetime.
When moving, one will inevitably face a crucial question: Should I handle this whole job myself, or should I hire professional movers? Anyone who’s ever relocated can tell you that packing and moving all your belongings is no simple task. However, there is a way to make the process much easier for yourself and your family.
This brief guide will break down a few reasons why hiring professional movers is the right call and can save you immense stress and headache in the end. Read on to discover the variety of services we can offer to make your move as smooth, quick, and hassle-free as possible.
1. Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency
To begin bluntly, professional movers do this for a living. You may only have moved a handful of times, but professional movers are trained and experienced in handling moves of all sizes and distances. This also includes careful, specific knowledge of how all your belongings of various sizes and fragility will need to be boxed, padded and arranged in the moving truck to ensure maximum safety and efficiency.
If you have ever attempted it yourself, then you know how difficult and tiring it can be to lift, turn, and tilt bulky furniture to fit through narrow passages in your home again and again throughout a move. Professional movers, on the other hand, are quite used to this kind of thing! By allowing them to utilize their extensive experience to smoothly guide your couches, table, or cabinets in and out of your home, you can free yourself of the great risk of damaging your furniture and/or walls.
One of the other major benefits of professional movers is the array of moving equipment at their disposal. A helpful assortment of four-wheel dollies and hand trucks ensures a faster and safer move. They can also minimize the risk of any of your belongings slipping from a mover’s grasp. In addition, professional movers work according to your schedule. Oftentimes, we simply aren’t afforded the time it takes to perform the hard work of safely moving all our belongings ourselves.
The manpower and tight timelines of a professional moving service can spare you the trouble of having to spend too much time and energy on your move. Each of these features will keep you from spreading yourself too thin. After all, protecting all of your home’s belongings is no place to show up shorthanded.
It goes without saying that any of us might have some reservations about trusting outside help to take care of our belongings. However, one of the most important advantages of professional movers is that their services are (or should be) insured. Therefore, should any damage or accident occur as they handle your move, the moving service takes full accountability.
As we all know, accidents can always happen no matter how careful we are. If you are planning to handle your move on your own (or with the help of friends or family), then you are left all the more susceptible to potential damage to your belongings, especially without the experience and safety equipment of professional movers.
Thus, it only makes more sense to leave the dangers to the professionals, knowing they are already prepared to compensate you for any possible harm your belongings may endure. Coverage options vary, but for a few extra dollars, you can be all the more certain that your belongings are protected.
3. Professional Movers Can Save You More Than Money
The cost of professional movers can, of course, seem daunting at first glance. However, it is important to keep in mind that such a cost takes many things into account simultaneously, such as time, distance, and truck space. Far more often, the short-term cost of hiring professional movers is more cost-effective than the long-term expenses of a DIY move.
Without the aid of a professional moving service, there are a great many individual costs to consider. For example, one has to rent a truck on their own, as well as pay for gas, packing supplies, road tolls, and potential lodging on their own. Also, each of these costs only invites further potential risk.
Professional movers inherently account for each step in the process. This, in turn, leaves you with fewer individual expenses and less to worry about. And let’s face it, sometimes the hardest part of moving isn’t the hard work of packing and unpacking. In the end, professional movers will save you time as well as money and stress. This can grant you the relief of a few more precious hours or days with which to tie up loose ends or say goodbyes before you leave.
We Can Help
We understand that moving is not only stressful and chaotic but also time-sensitive. If you are preparing for an approaching move, you likely have very little time to hesitate. Fortunately, there’s no need to worry…we can help!
You owe yourself the safety, reliability, and peace of experienced professional movers. With just a simple message or call, Moving Butlers can offer you a fast, free quote for whatever moving services most closely match your needs.