3 Important Reasons To Avoid DIY Moves And Hire Professional Movers Instead

13 May 2017
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Are you currently planning on moving to a new home? Have you been planning to do the entire move on your own? Whether fully planned out or not, a move to a new location can be a stressful time. While you may be perfectly capable of handling a short local move on your own, there are several reasons why you should seriously consider hiring local moving services to assist you. A few of these reasons include:

Save time: For many people, moving day means getting as many family and friends to help you as possible with everyone doing as much as they can. However, this can take a long time. You may be there for the whole move, but some people may only be able to assist for an hour or two while others may be able to help you for most of the day. Since your friends and relatives aren't professional movers, they are going to take longer doing tasks while they are there, potentially resulting in a move that could take days from start to finish. When you hire local moving services to assist you, you'll be getting professionals who are experienced in how to most efficiently move your belongings, resulting in a move that may only take a few hours.

Save money: You may think that asking friends or family to help you is free, except perhaps for the cost of pizza or drinks. Unfortunately, this isn't entirely true. If you're renting a moving truck, a longer move time could result in higher rental fees from not being able to return the vehicle on time. In addition, the inexperience of your friends and family can result in expensive damage to your furniture, appliances, and other belongings. In addition to being able to complete the move in a more timely manner, local moving services will know how to best move your items so as to prevent damage as much as possible. Not having to purchase a new couch or pay for washing machine repairs can more than cover the cost of hiring the movers in the first place.

Compensation for damage: No matter how experienced the movers, accidents do still happen. For example, even if everything is done correctly, it's possible that the moving vehicle could be hit by a person running a red light which can then result in damage to the vehicle's contents. If you're using your own vehicle to move your belongings, your losses may not be fully covered under your auto insurance policy. Fortunately, local moving services have additional insurance available during the move. Should anything happen to your items, you'll be compensated for your losses.