We all want to move as quickly as possible and pay the least possible. However, life is not perfect and usually, we end up getting neither. We decide to move by ourselves and more often than not, it ends badly for everyone involved. We could hurt ourselves, our friends and even damage the items we were trying to move. So, let’s take a look at the cases where it’s cheaper and better to move by ourselves, and when it’s better to hire a moving and storage company.
Why should I hire a moving and storage company?
There are many reasons you should hire movers and not try to do it yourself. Some of them are pretty obvious: you wouldn’t want a cook operating on you, so why would you want to move by yourself when there are people who specialize in this sort of thing. Well, some would say, it’s cheaper. I don’t have to pay anyone, just rent a truck. Well, can’t argue with that. It could be cheaper.
However, it could be cheaper if everything goes according to plan. Moving is a tricky business and there are many ways it can go wrong when done by inexperienced people. Most moving related injuries happen when regular people try to relocate their own homes. Carrying heavy objects up and down the stairs is hard and dangerous work, and requires experience and special equipment. So, if you were planning on inviting your gym buddies to haul your furniture to Ontario, think again. It takes experience and skill to move all your items, not just a strong back.
Apart from the mentioned dangers to your health, doing it yourself may even end up more expensive. Most people who try to move alone end up calling a moving and storage company Ontario halfway through the move. So, in the end, you might end up having to pay more because of the last-minute moving arrangements. Also, it’s expensive to replace any items you might break or damage when trying to move by yourself. And in the end, whether you’re crying over the broken grandma’s china set or hospitalizing your friend Jimmy it’s still going to be expensive and tragic.
The advantages of going pro
Hiring professional movers Sudbury has many advantages. Apart from preventing injury or damage to your property, their speed is crucial on a moving day. After the move, when you are all set up in your new home, you’ll not look back and regret all the money you spent on moving there, but all the time you spent. Remeber, you can earn money back.
Being speedy when moving is of the utmost importance. They will do everything for you, much faster than you, and make sure your moving day lasts only one day. Inexperience people can drag out the move, so it takes a week. You don’t really want to lose all that time moving, right? Reliving that same moving day over and over. The pros show up at an agreed time, they even provide their own packing supplies Sudbury. In less than a day, everything is moved and waiting for you at your new home.
Pool tables, grandfather clocks, pinball machines, large mirrors – this is where it really becomes essential to call the professionals. Moving special items is a hard and slow job, which usually requires disassembling the items first. Unless you have all the necessary equipment, you won’t be able to do it yourself. So, if just for these items, it is hard not to hire a moving and storage company. The pros come with the necessary tools and skills and they take apart your items and reassemble them in your new home. Why would you spend hours doing this, when someone can do it for you in 30 minutes.
Professional moving companies have insurance for your items. In case they get damaged or lost you will at least get some compensation for them. If you decide to move alone, you should definitely ensure your items with some insurance house. They might give you a higher fee though.
Sometimes, you’ll need a place to keep your items while you move. You may have to spend a day in a hotel while your new place is being prepared. Or you might just have extra stuff you want to keep, but don’t have enough space in your new home. If you moved by yourself, you could hire a self-storage company, probably on short notice and in the middle of your already chaotic move. This can turn out badly in a number of possible outcomes:
- the storage is bad and your things get mold or worse
- your things get stolen
- you are one day late with the rent and you learn that your things have been auctioned off
- you wonder why didn’t you hire a moving and storage company
If you hire a reputable moving company which provides storage services Ontario as well, you could store your things and not worry.
Don’t miss work or use vacation days
Yes, if you hire a professional moving company, they can relocate you while you’re at work. You don’t need to waste your vacation days, you can use them to enjoy your new home in peace for a couple of days. Time saved is money saved. Just make sure you hired a reputable company, or you may find some (or all) items missing.
In the end, whatever you decide, we wish you good luck on your next move. And if you decided to hire a moving and storage company, remember to do your research well.