It’s tempting to go it alone when it comes to your move. You envision the cost savings – or what you think will be the cost savings – of doing it yourself. That might be the case with small moves. But those cost savings rarely materialize with bigger moves, which likely will involve renting a truck and paying friends and family to help you.
But there are other issues, too, including the lack of insurance for your items and safety issues in moving large items. Here are 7 reasons to consider a professional moving service for your next move.
You Know What It Costs
Quality movers will give you a free estimate that doesn’t change once moving day arrives. Good Greek Moving & Storage accomplishes this by sending a moving professional to your home to make a first-person assessment of what you need. They then give you a free, written estimate so that you can then plan your move knowing what it will cost beforehand. That’s a huge benefit over DIY, where costs can add up fast.
Add-On Professional Moving Services
Moving is about more than picking up boxes and putting them on a truck. Where will you get all the boxes you need for your move? What about tape, box cutters and padding for moving fragile items? A professional mover offers services that make moving that much easier.
For example, Good Greek Moving & Storage offers:
- Packing materials
- Packing services if you don’t want to pack yourself
- Disassembly of light items such as bed frames
- Padding and blankets to protect your items
- Years of experience moving fragile items such as art
Under law, movers must provide a level of coverage for your items in case they are damaged during a move. The best movers also will provide contact information for third-party insurers that can provide a higher level of coverage. Without a professional mover, you likely will have no coverage. Insurance offers peace of mind during a time likely to feel stressful.
They Handle Appliances and Heavy Lifting
Appliances aren’t the only heavy items that can prove dangerous during a move, but they offer a great example of why it’s better to have professional movers. Moving appliances is not a job that non-professionals should handle. They are dangerous items to move because if dropped, they can hurt someone or damage your house. Also, they have mechanical parts that can be damaged. Professional movers have the equipment and know-how to handle heavy items.
Professional Movers Are Reliable
If you hire a quality moving service, they provide assurance that they will show up on time and with the equipment they need to get your move done. If you depend on friends and family, you know at least one of them will show up late – and maybe not at all.
With some moves, it’s impossible to get them done without having to store your items temporarily. This is especially true for long moves. Good Greek Moving & Storage offers safe, secure storage facilities that are monitored 24/7 with CCTV.
Professional Movers Are Efficient
This is one of the “hidden costs” of doing it yourself. If you go it alone, moves are often rarely accomplished in one day. Local moves and even moves to another part of your state can take two or three trips. With a professional mover, they show up at an agreed upon time and move everything with just one trip. That’s a big advantage.
Moving is stressful. You owe it to yourself to contact a professional mover and find out what they can do to make your move go smoother. As with other services, with moving it’s best to go with professionals.