When moving houses, one of the biggest decisions most people must make is whether or not to hire professional movers. You may not know which option is best for you because both the DIY and professional options have benefits. To help make this decision easier, consider a few good indicators that your move is an ideal candidate for professional services.
1. You’re Already Too Busy
Packing, transporting your stuff, and unpacking it all takes time. But you may not have the time to spare. When you must squeeze in the work of moving around the rest of your daily life, the stress takes a toll. You’re more likely to become frustrated and do things haphazardly. Not only does this add stress, but it can also result in damage to yourself or your belongings because you’re in a hurry.
If you already have a busy schedule, consider hiring a moving company so that you can focus on what’s important, such as income-earning opportunities, getting kids ready for the relocation, and handling the home sale or purchase.
2. You’re Moving Last Minute
If you don’t have a lot of advance preparation time, you need all the help you can get. Last-minute moves are particularly challenging because you have to get the same amount of work done but in a compressed time frame. A rush job may mean you don’t get to do important things like properly secure and protect your things or organize the boxes so you can find everything later.
Instead of trying to do everything yourself in a few days or weeks, trust a team of professionals to help you quickly and efficiently pack and move.
3. You Don’t Have Help
When you have plenty of experienced, willing helpers, the work of moving can go quickly and smoothly. But not everyone has a pool of volunteers to help with all the stages of preparing for and executing the move. Someone who doesn’t live near friends or family — either in the existing home or the new location — is an ideal candidate for hiring assistance.
Professional movers are available on both ends of your move and are at your disposal no matter what moving schedule you need to adhere to. And you don’t have to worry about their safety because they are trained in the art of safe moving.
4. You Have Odd Items to Move
Think about the strange, bulky, or heavy items you need to move. This could be anything from your grandmother’s piano or your saltwater fish tank to that heavy sectional sofa. Attempting to move unusual objects can easily result in damage to the furnishings, injury to yourself, or even damage to the house itself. Instead, consider hiring professionals at least to handle these more challenging pieces of the puzzle.
5. You’re Going Long Distance
The farther you must go to your new home, the more you need professionals. A long-distance move prevents you from returning for load after load. So you need pros to help size up your stuff and ensure it all fits in one truck. The load also faces more dangers on the road — from more movement to bad weather — the longer the trip is. So you’ll need to secure everything for the long drive.
Do you fall into any of these categories? If your move has a short time frame, you don’t have the right time or help, or your stuff is hard to manage, professional movers can be the best investment you make. Learn more about moving services large and small by meeting with the experts at Fairfax Transfer and Storage today.