There may be many times in life that we feel confident to take a risk or a gamble, but moving shouldn’t be one of these opportunities we leave to chance. Sure, we may know a lot of people that “owe” us a favor or two, but when it comes to your precious belongings, do you really want take the gamble with well-meaning friends and family?
With the economy the way it is, we are always looking for way to save a buck. When it comes to moving, leaving this enormous task to the professionals can (and will) save you money in the long run.
For starters moving companies know the proper way to pack your items (fragile and otherwise) as well as how to load and unload the truck. They will take care with your belongings because it is their job to do so, whereas most “called in favors” just want to get the task finished. In addition, friends and family most often will not have the proper equipment and trucks to do the job safely. Hiring a moving company not only saves you money in the long run, but in most cases you are insured in case something is damaged or broken – try collecting from uncle Joe if he accidently drops your precious box of bric-a-brac…
Saving With the Pros
Moving with a professional company does not have to break your budget, especially if you have some leeway and do some planning. Since Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the most popular and demanding days for moving, arrange your move to be done on one of the other week days. This can cut your cost significantly and will free up your weekends for other tasks. Also, if possible, avoid moving on the end of the month. Most leases expire at this time, so logically it is going to be very busy. If you can move during the middle of the month take the price cut and opportunity to do so.
Packing With the Pros
Letting the pros pack up your stuff is an easy and stress-free way to ensure your belongings make it safely from your old location to your new one. However, some movers feel they can accomplish this daunting task on their own – you can, but again, the pros do this for a living and know the most efficient and safest way to transport your objects. If you insist on doing the job yourself, be sure to use the same supplies that most packing companies do and be aware of the weight limits of each box.
Leave the gambles in your life to a night at the casino or the occasional lottery ticket, not the moving of your possessions. By having the pros pack up and move your stuff you can rest-assured your move will be stress and hassle-free.