Moving is a part of life. Most of us, if not all, has moved from one house or apartment to another, or from one city to the nearby, even perhaps to a different country. And those who hasn’t, will certainly do in the future. There are a lot of things one should consider when buying a house, and one of those should be the ease of moving. Considering distance and the effort required in moving, one can decide to move completely out of town and leave everything behind, or simply find a nearby abode that fits what the family needs. With the latter, you can move most stuff or all that you would want to have in the new home.
Case in point, maybe while vacationing you see those beautiful Calgary homes for sale as you drive by, and you were mesmerised at the the city’s beauty in Autumn. But you are from Seattle, it’s a little more than 700 kilometers away, your job is stable, and your kids already have good friends there, would it be wise to just leave everything and move?
What if your work requires you to move to the other side of town and you actually like it there because of the natural landscape and hiking areas nearby? Really, there’s just so much that one has to go through before even deciding to move than the actual move itself.
In case you are already in the process of acquiring a new home, here’s a checklist of things to do when moving that you can use as a guide. While the moving process can be done by you and with help from your family and friends, there’s more than enough reason to hire professional movers, here’s some.
Less Physical Exhaustion
Moving is almost equal to body aches, aside from the months of sorting, packing, lifting the boxes and furniture – all these would add up to the body getting exhausted. Professional movers were trained, and have been in their job for years and so they know how well to effectively carry stuff. They have experienced moving the same furniture again and again and knows how to handle them properly. And lifting a lot of stuff has definitely bulked them up so it becomes easy the more they do it.
Professional Movers are More Efficient
Sure you can ask family and friends for help, but since they aren’t trained to do the job, it may take longer or there might be chances to injure themselves. Moving companies have all the equipment needed to carry heavy, fragile, and even smaller things. What you may not have taught of when moving, they have – straps, boards, and dollies, carriers, boxes, plastic covers, and other things to secure that items are not scratched, wouldn’t slide when transported and such.
With the equipment they use for moving, carrying, and transporting, you can be sure that your stuff would have less, if not totally free from, damage. During a friend’s move, the only thing that broke was a plant pot I gifted her, and because one of the movers thought it to be plastic. Otherwise, everything went smooth during the one-day move.
As professional movers’ businesses are registered, licensed, they are also insured. In cases that your stuff breaks, the insurance company may compensate you for the damage.
Sure, we want to spend less as much as we can when moving, but if you look closely, to hire professional movers might be cheaper in the long run. If you rent a moving vehicle yourself, chances are, there are no equipment included. If you do not have dollies at home, and decide to move by yourself, you either buy one or borrow from family or friends. And if you only have one or two, this may take you longer to move stuff.
With professional movers complete package, you pay in one go. There’s no need to look for third-party services since they would do all that is needed for a smooth move. And as it saves you time too, so would you also save money.
Having seen professional movers when I helped a friend packed her stuff, I learned that they do have a system they follow. Which ones go in the truck first, which is easier to carry, and other conversations where they consider ease were had.
Reliability is the result of the fact that professional movers underwent special and specific training for them to effectively execute moving processes. They are therefore registered, and certified to do moving jobs efficiently. Working with moving experts gives you the assurance that you’ll get to your new home, along with your things safe and sound. And if any unplanned occurrences happen, you can be sure that they will handle things well.