Pro Moving Options

Most folks who decide not to hire a mover do so because of the costs. They believe they can move themselves cheaper than hiring someone else to do it. Maybe. Maybe not.

But, as I mentioned elsewhere in this website, you should at least find out what hiring a professional will cost before making a decision. Call a few moving counselors out to your abode and let them give you an estimate of costs. Accept their packets of information. Learn what you can about the moving process and how they will handle it for you.

Let's take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a mover—and how to overcome the disadvantages.

Moving Words

A moving counselor is the moving company representative who estimates the cost of your shipment and who will answer your questions about the estimate, services, or moving.

Obviously, hiring a professional mover makes the moving task much easier for you. It's a no-brainer decision if your employer is footing the bill. Even if you're paying, there are many times when it makes sense to hire to have the job done rather than do it yourself.

A professional mover can offer peace of mind and ensure that your belongings arrive at your new home in good condition. He or she has the knowledge, experience, equipment, and materials to do the job in the least time, with the least mess, and the least damage, loss, or breakage.

A professional mover can minimize the chaos. Your family routine will be interrupted less if you can have a moving company pack and load your belongings efficiently and quickly.

A professional mover can do all the grunt work. If you don't have the good health and strength to pack, lift, carry, load, and unload a hundred or more boxes—plus all that furniture and appliances—a professional moving service may be your best choice.

A professional mover can better manage longer moves, especially those that require crossing national boundary lines.

A professional mover can pack your stuff like a, well, pro. In fact, the packing crew is typically well trained and experienced. They've probably gone to school to learn how to pack efficiently. And, as most packing crews are employed by the local agent; they are local people—not gypsies. They are a part of your community.

Hiring a professional moving company also frees you to focus on aspects of the move that can get neglected if you're distracted by packing and loading. If you hire a mover, you can better help the kids get through moving day. You'll have more time to make sure the old house and new house are clean. And you can be better prepared for your first day at the new job.


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