6 Reasons Why Hiring Professional Movers is Worth it
When it comes to moving, you have two options: Do the move yourself or hire professional movers to move your items for you. The distance of the move, your budget, the complexity of your move, and how flexible your schedule is will determine the best option for you. Another thing to consider is how much work you’re willing to do, as moving is often an exhausting, time-consuming endeavor.
Many people choose to move themselves because it is cheaper and gives them more control over the moving schedule and timeline.
Moving yourself may make sense if you’re moving locally, don’t have too many large, fragile or valuable appliances, furniture, or belongings, have friends and family to help with the labor and transportation, and you don’t require additional moving supplies like moving pads. With a self move, you must gather the moving boxes, pack, get a truck, load and unload the truck, and unpack all by yourself. This requires a lot of planning and you must be physically able to do the work.
Moving yourself is stressful and tiring and requires careful planning. If you’re thinking of moving yourself, here are some things to consider:
- Do you have the time to pack, load, drive, and unload your items?
- Do you have enough family members, friends, and neighbors available to help?
- Are you physically capable to load and unload heavy items?
- Are you capable to handle items that need special handling?
- Do you need moving insurance for your items?
While moving yourself is often the cheaper of the two moving options, moving yourself involves numerous costs that can be underestimated or overlooked including:
- Packing supplies
- Additional rental equipment
- The size, fuel, and insurance of the rental truck
- Payment of movers if you need additional help
- Clean up of your old home after packing an loading
- Food and lodging expenses for long-distance moves
The costs and effort of a self-move can add up quickly and may not be worth the hassle and stress. A self-move involves more work, costs that can quickly add-up, and a longer time window. This type of move may not be best for you if you’re on a tight schedule, have a complicated move, are moving long-distance, or you have heavy or valuable items requiring special handling.
Hiring Professional Movers
Many people may shy away from working with professional movers because it generally costs more. The costs associated with hiring professional movers include:
- Base service charge either by the hour or by the weight of your items
- Packing fees
- Tips for each mover
It is important you ask yourself if saving time and lessening the stress of moving is worth the additional costs. In some situations, professional movers can be more cost-effective.
The Benefits of Hiring Professional Movers
When you choose to work with a professional moving company, the benefits often outweigh the costs.
1. Less Stress
The professional moving company will plan, coordinate, and handle all aspects of your move from packing to loading to unpacking and assembling furniture at your new home.
Moving companies have the supplies, equipment, trucks, and workers all under one roof. The bundling of services could reduce moving costs.
Most moves done by professional movers are done in one day. That includes packing, loading, driving, unloading, and unpacking. This is ideal for businesses and individuals who have a short moving timeframe.
4. Fast and Efficient Packing and Loading
Professional movers move people and businesses for a living. They can pack items, even delicate ones faster than someone who does it themselves. Additionally, professional movers carefully load the truck to maximize available space. This can save you money from needing a larger truck.
5. Careful Packing
Professional movers have access to a variety of packaging and packing supplies. They also know the best way to safely pack and transport valuable, delicate, large, and heavy items.
Professional moving companies have their own trucks, driven by their own employees. You don’t have to worry about insurance for the truck (or even trying to operate it). If you’re moving in winter, this relieves a lot of stress.
Moving doesn’t have to be a complicated, stressful, time-consuming ordeal. MoveStar has been moving families and businesses in and around North Texas for many years. We have all the equipment and supplies you’ll need for your move from boxes to movers to storage units. Contact us today to learn why MoveStar is the premier Dallas area moving company and how we can make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.