Moving all of your possessions from your current home to another involves a lot of organization. In addition to that, moving during busy, or often colder times of the year can present yourself with a multitude of unexpected challenges.
Although these are common circumstances for many, if it’s one thing our professional movers know it’s to expect the unexpected.
Expect the Unexpected
While many do-it-yourself moves go well, many others end up being unnecessarily stressful. This is often one of the best reasons to hire professional movers because they’ve experienced the unexpected.
As an example, during a winter move would you plan ahead to protect your floors from water and salt damage? What about getting large pieces of furniture like couches or fridges around hard-to-manoeuvre corners without marking the walls? Do you know how to pack delicate items like lampshades, artwork, and glassware to protect them from potential breakage?
What are the Professionals Like?
Professional moving companies have the resources and experience to anticipate and handle any number of unexpected situations. Training is the best way to prevent moving disasters. When you shop for a mover, find out if and how the drivers and movers are trained. Ask whether they have a “Plan B” in case of problems, and what you can do to be as prepared as possible when packing and when the move begins.
Although it is a common and easy way to save money, moving yourself can be problematic, so make sure to think it through. If the people who you planned to help you didn’t show up, what would you do? What if they hurt themselves trying to move heavy items? Do you have a backup plan for extra items in case you misjudge the size of moving vehicle you need?
There are speciality items that require an unusual level of care or special equipment to move; pianos, pool tables, grandfather clocks, artwork, antiques, etc. The money you save by not hiring a professional mover may end up being spent on repairs if these large and valuable pieces are not handled
d correctly. Even worse, one-of-a-kind and sentimental items may be lost forever.
Why You Should Consider the Professionals
All of these considerations and more are covered in the training that all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees get and that all of our movers and drivers go through. Among the many things they learn is how to manoeuvre, wrap, pad, and load items from big-screen televisions to china cabinets filled with breakables.
If you do decide to move yourself, we have moving tips, a moving checklist, and advice about moving special items like pianos, for you on our website.
So when you’re planning your move, give some thought to what might happen along the way and make contingency plans. While you weigh your options, let us provide you with a free moving quote. You may decide hiring a professional mover can offer tremendous peace-of-mind and be money well spent.