It’s an age-old cliche; people ask their friends and families for help moving in sitcoms, cartoons, films, and everything in between. However, is this strategy really a good idea? Next time, before calling all your friends and then offering to pay them in pizza, call around to find a reliable moving company near you. Yeah, it may cost more than pizza, but the advantages certainly outweigh the costs. Here is why:
1. Scheduled Moving Times
So you’ve got four friends and family who agreed to come help you, and that’s great! Unfortunately, on the day of, three of them mysteriously come down with the flu. That’s not so great. With a professional mover you have a contract, and therefore a guarantee that they will appear on time at your door, as scheduled. With professional movers, you can wake up knowing that your moving in day will go smoothly.
2. Professionals at Moving
The whole point of hiring a moving company is that they are a company; they have professional experience and their own vehicles. If you brought your friends over, each in mini hatchbacks, maybe a truck if you’re lucky, you’re going to have a chaotic loading process and you may end up with broken items or taking multiple trips. When professional movers show up, they will have their own, appropriately sized vehicles, and an efficient strategy for how to pack them safely. Also an advantage, you do not have to play manager to a distracted heard of your friends; the moving company will have an actual manager and team of dedicated employees.
3. The Final Product
Moving can result in damages in a surprising amount of the time, especially if your only assistance is a crew of careless friends. By the end of it, you’re left with a heap of boxes that are nowhere near where they belong, and possibly some damaged walls. With professional movers, in contrast, you can get a much neater final product. Some moving companies will move each individual box into the rooms you would like them, rather than scattering them around the house. They also have years of experience with unloading trucks into homes, so they will not accidentally damage the space. If, by some fluke they do, they will likely have insurance policies and the like that you can discuss with them.
Before you start calling your friends and family and bribing them with goodies to help you move, call a few long distance moving companies for free quotes. You may be surprised by how inexpensively you can get great moving services. The experience will be much better for you and your friends, when they can come see your new place without helping you create it.
Ready to get started? Contact Colonial Van Lines today. With over 50 years of moving experience, we get the job done efficiently and properly.