Moving is stressful, even if the new house is only a block or two away. Despite the frustration and worry associated with the process, many people choose to handle the move themselves. This requires renting a truck, loading their belongings, and driving a vehicle twice the size of their normal car down unfamiliar streets. If that’s not hassle enough, here are a few more reasons to let a professional moving company manage even a short-distance move.
It’s not uncommon for individuals handling their own move to strain a muscle or break a favorite bookshelf in the process. Though a slight muscle strain may seem like little more than an inconvenience, it can cause discomfort for days, depending on how badly it was injured. Professional movers know how to lift heavy pieces of furniture without damaging the furniture or injuring themselves.
Anyone who has ever moved to a new home knows that the faster they get into their new place, the faster life can get back to normal. Hiring a moving company will significantly speed up the packing, loading, and unloading processes. Professional crews can load, drive, and unload a full house in a matter of hours. When homeowners handle the move on their own, they’re often left making multiple trips between their properties and are forced to rely on friends and family to help speed the move up.
Unfortunately, most homeowners’ insurance policies do not protect belongings on a moving truck. That means, if an individual breaks their antique lamp in the process of loading the truck themselves, they’ll have to pay full price to replace it. However, a professional moving company will always be able to offer insurance, protecting items in transit. If an item is damaged during the move, the company will work with the homeowners to cover the cost of the replacement.
Though many people believe that moving on their own will be cheaper, this may not always be the case. Truck rentals, boxes, tape, dollies, and moving supplies all add up over the course of the move and the cost can take homeowners by surprise. When they hire a moving company, all those materials and costs are factored into the estimate. Even if the professional movers cost slightly more, homeowners will save on time, freeing up their schedule and allowing them to get back to work more quickly.
Next time homeowners are looking to move, they can avoid the hassle of a DIY move with the help of a professional moving company.