Moving house is stressful. Psychologists say it can be almost as bad as a divorce. While it is hard to believe it can be this terrible, moving isn’t something to look forward to. You have to pack all your belongings; you have to move all those bags and boxes down the stairs, load them in a vehicle, unload them at your destination, and then unpack them in your new home. All these need superb organization skills, as they are very hard to manage by disorganized people. Besides, you need to make sure you don’t leave anything behind, as it might be difficult to come back for a second look.
As stressful as all these may seem, they can be easily managed if you hire professional movers to help you. The first reason is that they are going to take care of carrying all your packs, boxes, and furniture items, transport them and unload them at the destination. Moreover, these movers can provide you the knowledge you need to get things right. You are going to learn how to put together a detailed inventory for each room, how to pack your stuff and how to label the boxes, to be able to find everything you need later on. These details can turn a stressful activity into a routine one. If you follow the advice, you are going to be just fine. Besides, the moving company is going to provide you standard cardboard boxes and labels, as well as detailed instruction on how much to fill these boxes up. Many people are tempted to cram as much stuff as possible into those boxes, ignoring the fact that someone would need to lift and carry them around. Besides, if you use whatever boxes you may find, they might not have the same size and shape, thus being tough to store in the truck. You may need a bigger volume, only because you can’t organize these boxes properly. When you use movers, you can be sure that all boxes are going to be the same size. Also, moving experts know very well how to pile these boxes up for maximum efficiency. They can use the available space very efficiently, thus saving you money.
Professional movers are much better than your friends, another reason being that they know how to pack, lift and transport valuable antiques and heavy furniture pieces, without damaging them. If you have valuable furniture, expensive accessories, and various vintage decor items, you wouldn’t be too happy to have the chipped or scratched in the process of moving them from your current home to your future one. Professional moving companies hire people who are experts in moving stuff, so the risk of having your valuable belongings damaged is very low. Moreover, these companies have good insurance coverage, should anything happen to your assets during handling and transport. It’s reassuring to know that you are going to be compensated for your loss, even though some of your belongings may be irreplaceable.
If the above-mentioned reasons are not enough for you, consider that you won’t need to organize and plan anything. The moving company is going to give you an account manager who’s going to do all the planning for you. You are only going to get reminders so that you don’t forget about stuff only you can do such as paperwork and cancellation of contracts with various suppliers. Also, you are always going to be able to check the current situation by consulting your personalized checklist. Last but not least, the moving company may offer you some exclusive deals.