You’re about to move home and the nagging question is at the back of your mind: “do we need to hire a moving company?” After some deliberation, it’s tempting to see why you can do it yourself. Not only will it save money, but it’s not as if it’s a major operation. Sure, it takes a lot of time, yet you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get valuables from one property to another.
Plenty of homeowners think this way and then wish they hadn’t tried to cut corners. Here are the reasons why if you’re contemplating moving without expert help.
You’re Still In Charge
Whether you hire a moving company or you do it yourself, it’s not as if you’ll be sat in the background with a cocktail watching them work hard.
They will do the heavy lifting, but they need organizing and telling what goes where and why. Imagine trying to stick to a checklist while having to worry about moving your belongings onto the truck and driving it to the new house.
The amount of stress involved is frightening! Professionals take a big part of the process and make it less daunting for the people in charge – you.
They Have The Equipment
First thing’s first – you don’t have a moving van.
Without the right size vehicle, it’s tough to pack everything in safely; plus, you’ll need to make multiple trips and that will add extra tension.
However, the best movers throw in things that you might take for granted but that are essential. Boxes spring to mind, as does bubble wrap and tape.
Yes, they are easy to get hold of, yet equipment is another thing for you to outsource to make a move more palatable. Would you rather have to find them all yourself or get them handed to you for an affordable fee?
There Is Cover
Things break when people are heavy-handed and don’t take due care and attention.
As a result, you’d rather oversee the process to limit the chances of breakages. Even if something did break, at least you’d only have yourself to blame and no one else.
The good news is the majority of moving companies include mover’s insurance within the price. So, if something is lost, broken or stolen, the policy will cover the cost of a repair or replacement.
Essentially, it’s a safety net in case anything goes wrong.
They Are Flexible
Things change during the moving process and you need to adapt. When you hire a team of professionals, you get a level of flexibility that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
Usually, they are experienced and understand how to react to events to ensure the move goes to plan without any hitches. And, if there are road bumps, they can limit the damage. You want the day to finish as soon as possible so that you can enjoy your new home, and they can make it happen.
If you do end up hiring movers just make sure that you get the best price possible for yourself. Ask friends who have moved and call around town and see who has had the best prices and provided the best experience. Once you have a few companies in mind, call each of them individually and get a moving quote. This will help you to get the best company at the best price.
A DIY move is possible, but it’s a lot of hassle and it costs money. It’s often cheaper and easier to hire a moving company.