So You’ve Decided To Move – Now What?
As you begin to plan your move, you might be wondering if you’re prepared to tackle the task of doing it all on your own. Sure, you might be up for the challenge – but just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you always should! So let’s explore the options.
To hire professional movers or not to hire?
One of the biggest decisions you’ll face when planning your move is whether or not you’d like to hire professional movers, or do it yourself. In considering the pros and cons of each, you can determine what option is right for you.
Using a professional moving company can help make your move safer. Equipped with packing and moving supplies, specialized equipment (such as dollies or furniture pads), moving trucks (that they’re comfortable & confident operating), and suitable property protection materials, you’re in good hands.
They’re familiar with packing, loading, securing, transporting and safely unloading household items, which reduces the risk of damage to your belongings or property.
While there’s no doubt that you can equip yourself with the same supplies as movers, it comes at a cost. If you’re renting your supplies, the add-ons can quickly rack up quite the expensive bill. Not to mention the lack of experience you may have with certain equipment, compared to the professionals. For example, you might be stuck driving a moving truck in poor weather conditions, which could be a challenge for you, but is no issue for the pros as they know how to operate the vehicles safely in any weather, traffic or road conditions. Or, you might not be familiar with safe lifting and carrying techniques, which could lead to personal injuries.
When you use a professional moving service, you save time. They will organize the pick-up, transportation, and the delivery of your belongings, while equipped with the necessary supplies, all in record time. You’ll be settled in your new place before you even know it!
There’s a lot you have to prepare before your move – between completing tasks and preparations, all with a full work schedule, it can be overwhelming. When you choose experts to take care of your move, you’re free to take care of everything else.
There’s a lot of hard work that goes into moving, but when you hire professionals, they work hard so you don’t have to. Whether it’s packing boxes, lifting heavy items, or dismantling bulky furniture, they’ve got you covered.
If you decide to do the hard work yourself, you put yourself at risk of injury. Moving is a long and tiring process, and when you’re drained and exhausted it can be easier to strain a muscle, for example. When you choose a professional moving company, you can save yourself all that effort and put your energy into making your new place feel like home. The one downside, however, is you won’t have as much control over the moving process as you’re putting the responsibility in someone else’s hands.
Professional movers can bring order to the chaos that often accompanies moving, so you enjoy a stress-free move. By coordinating the logistics of your move, you’re in for a hassle-free experience. Plus, you can rely on the professionals, which means you can avoid asking family and friends for assistance. And, with experience to back them, movers can efficiently overcome obstacles and challenging situations (where you might struggle to come up with solutions).
If you’re planning the move on your own, it means that you’re in charge of packing supplies, renting a vehicle, arranging for friends and family to help, determining a day for the move, and planning the best route to your new location. Conversely, when you hire movers all that’s left for you to do is pick a date, set a time and state your requirements. It’s as easy as that! Plus, you’ll know the final moving cost ahead of time as the company can provide a detailed estimate, which isn’t always guaranteed when going the DIY route. Supplies can be expensive, not to mention replacing any belongings that have been damaged along the way (whereas professional moving companies have insurance to cover damaged or lost items).
Talk to the professionals at Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate to discover your next move.
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