Wait, a minute, you think, I am trying to save money, not spend more of it. I am moving, after all! Well, we are here to argue for using movers. These five benefits only scratch the surface of why it is a good idea to hire movers.
1. Keep Your Health
When you move all by yourself, or even with a host of friends, you or your friends might hurt themselves. You assume liability for them, your homeowner’s insurance goes up, and then you have to file a health insurance claim or pay for an emergency room visit. The savings on moving it yourself went out the door.
2. Keep Your Friends
Along the same lines, not saying your friends are fair weather, but they may not look kindly on seeing your move as the source of their injuries. Maybe they had paid $20,000 to have their knee surgery last year, took off six months from work to heal — which cost them some money — and now they are back to needing another surgery. Keep your friends out of your move if you value your friendships. Even if you are not responsible for their knee health, you do not want to let that be even an inkling in their mind.
3. Keep Your Sanity
You may not want to deal with the added stress of becoming that crazed person who asks every retailer for their old boxes, scrounging up deals on packing tape like it can fix the world, and then put everything into 100 different boxes. And, then have to worry about loading it up on a truck while you continue getting your real job done, you know the one that’s making you afford the move to the new place?
4. Keep Your Good Vibes About The Move
Saying goodbye to the old and good day to the new requires some time to yourself. Enjoy the drive, train, or the flight to your new home. Get to experience it instead of having to be rushed and chaotic during the whole process.
5. Keep Yourself Organized
Hiring professional movers is a lot like an investment. Only it might be a little more like an insurance policy because you are not risking your family or friends’ life and limbs in the process. Meanwhile, you are getting to cherish your final days in the old digs, while imagining and deciding how to set up and decorate your new place.
Movers allow you to spend your energy on creating a home that is well organized, and designed specifically for your family to enjoy. Consider all of these to be excellent reasons to hire the right professionals for your move.
How To Choose A Mover
Look at the reputation, insurance, bonding of the movers. Also, be sure that the movers have a good reputation. Beyond that always try to get a binding contract, which means that additional costs cannot be added to the cost of the move. This is a protection against changes in fuel costs and the like.
The good news is that your move will help narrow down the movers who are available to provide services for you in the process of getting from point A to point B. For instance, if you are moving down two blocks, you can use a local mover.
They may be a lot more efficient and productive than you could ever do for yourself. The best part is you can ask around and expect that people in the neighborhood will be able to provide a few good names as recommendations.
If you are moving 800 miles from South Carolina up to New York, then you may have to do more research online. Be sure though that you have someone come out to make an accurate estimate based on your actual household contents. Guesswork is great, but sometimes that is what leads to problems down the road, especially if you agreed to a non-binding contract.
Be honest, and do not try to hide belongings. The idea is that the movers need to have the right sized truck that can carry the weight or load of your household’s belongings. Shop around, and start as early as you can to make a successful move reality.