Do I Really Need to Hire Professional Moving Services?

One of the most life-changing and exciting things you can do is moving, be it across the state when going to college or to a different state after getting a new job. Clearly, not all moves are the same. Some are bigger than others and making sure that you do it right can be quite stressful, especially if you don’t hire the right moving company.

Granted, it’s not possible for any type of move, big or small, to be completely stress-free. Nevertheless, hiring a good moving company will certainly lift a big chunk of the burden off your shoulders. Here are a few things you need to know depending on the type of move you are undertaking.

Small moves

When you’re planning to move, you’ll need to first determine whether it is best to undertake the move yourself or hire a professional moving company. Small moves that involve, for example, transporting boxes of belongings to a storage unit or transporting your sofa to a friend’s place don’t usually require moving services.

You’re better off borrowing a friend’s truck. Two or three people can usually handle such a move without the need for the heavy-lifting capacity and large vehicles provided by professional moving companies.

Mid-sized moves

Moving is not much of a challenge unless you need to relocate all the contents of one or all the rooms in an apartment. Of course, you have the option of hiring a U-Haul. The question is, do you have the skills and resources required to effectively and safely secure furniture and other sizable important possessions?

You might think, “Hey, I can get my friends to help.” Well, not only do they need to be available on the day you want to move but they also need to be strong enough to move your dining table, cabinet, desk, bed, sofa, etc. In many cases, having friends help you do all the moving is not an option.

To determine whether it is best to hire a moving company, answer the following questions.

  • How much stuff are you relocating? If you’re moving content from one or two rooms, doing it yourself might require more than one trip. Hiring a well-established moving company, such as 9kilo moving, is the best option if the safety of your belongings is a priority.
  • Do you have adequate manpower? In other words, do you have enough strong friends to help you? In nearly all cases, you’ll find that leaving the heavy-lifting to professionals is the most reasonable option.

Large moves

By large moves, you mean packing up everything in your house and relocating to a different location that is considerably far. If you’re taking everything with you, there is no doubt that you need professional moving services. Here, it is a question of how to identify the most suitable moving company for you.

 

In conclusion, moving is a major undertaking, and how stressful or seamless it will be will largely depend on the decision you make regarding whether to use professional moving services and which company to hire.

 

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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