Many people across the country are moving soon. In fact, in 2017, about 11% of the entire population of the United States moved! Many of these people decide to move themselves. While this may be the correct choice for some situations, many of these people will, inevitably, have something break. Whether it is a beautiful glass vase, a china cabinet, or an expensive electronic device, it costs them. Or, they will have to burden their family and friends with the task of hauling their heavy things into a truck, and then unloading them again while the new residents try to figure out where they want to put everything.
Unlike your relatives and friends, moving company employees lift things for a living. They will be able to get your things moved at an extremely fast pace compared to you and your help. Part of making moving easier is getting things done fast. This fact is underscored by the fact that the average home has about 300,000 things in it. Get someone who is used to moving things efficiently, so you do not have to spend all day carrying boxes.
You Will Save Your Body
Not everybody who moves is a fit, young person. Many people are moving from their longtime home into a smaller home for retirement, or into a retirement center. This being said, not everybody should be doing heavy lifting. If you are too stubborn to hire someone who has training in heavy lifting, you could hurt your back or one of your joints trying to lift too much. Forget your pride, and hire a professional (Especially for heavy, awkward items).
Insurance/Peace Of Mind
Professional movers are insured and trained. Thus, they are less likely to break your things. While you may not have moved yourself for ten years, twenty years, or even longer, employees of commercial moving companies move people every day. They are strong, efficient, and have insurance. The insurance is important because, even if something gets broken, it will not be on you to replace it. Knowing that you have competent, professional movers handling your things, you can have peace of mind and focus on what matters: planning your new home.
While this detail is not true for every moving company, many commercial moving companies provide storage. Unless you have already closed on your new home, something could always slow you down. If it becomes necessary for you to delay your move, having a storage facility offered can be a huge plus for you. Do your research, and find a moving company that offers this. Should an unfavorable situation arise, you will be glad that you did.
They Know How To Pack Your Things
Everybody has that one friend who insists that they are an “expert” when it comes to packing. They will regale you with tales of how they moved an entire houseful of items in the back of their pickup truck. Then, when you finally have them help, they have no idea what they are doing and end up costing you time and money by using way more boxes than are needed. If you do your research and find a company that offers this, commercial moving companies will be able to pack your possessions effectively. They will make the most out of every box, saving you money along the way.
Did I pack my jewelry? Did we forget our safe full of expensive possessions in the space that we hid it? These types of questions can haunt a person who is moving. With many commercial moving companies, an inventory will be taken of everything moved out of the house. This can provide you with the assurance that you did not forget anything, you just have not checked that box that you stuffed into the guest room closet.