Many renters and homeowners have moved with the help of friends and a pickup truck or two. If you’ve done this, then you understand the heavy investment in time and effort that this can be. Here are a few reasons that it can be well worth it to hire a professional mover for your moving needs.
You have a lot of stuff.
This reason is perhaps the most obvious, so it’s worth mentioning first. If you have a lot of stuff—especially more than what can fit in a few carloads—then that can be reason enough to hire a professional mover. A professional mover has the space to carry all of your things in one trip.
Keep your stuff safe.
On a similar note, professional movers have the expertise, supplies, and resources to get your things to their destination safely. They are experienced in moving even the most fragile of items and will professionally wrap things like furniture and mirrors to ensure that they remain intact throughout the duration of the move. A professional mover will even insure your possessions, giving you even more peace of mind for your move.
Hiring a professional mover will also save you an incredible amount of time. A mover can handle not only loading and unloading of the truck but also conveniences like packing, unpacking, furniture assembly, and furniture disassembly. Outsourcing to a professional mover can ultimately give you more time to worry about other things such as formally changing your address and meeting with schools and/or employers in your new area.
Protect your health.
When you attempt to move all of your possessions yourself, including heavy furniture, you run the risk of incurring a heavy injury or even a heart attack. Hiring a professional mover can be a smart move simply for preserving your, your family’s, and your friends’ health.
Save money in the long run.
A professional mover may be an investment, but it can also help you save money in the long run. When you hire a professional mover, you don’t have to worry about the costs associated with taking multiple trips back and forth from your old home to your new home. You also don’t have to worry about paying for food and refreshments for friends and family who help you move. Hiring a mover also eliminates those costs associated with damaged possessions and moving-related injuries.