Deciding to relocate can be exciting, but as someone who has made many interstate (and international) moves, believe me when I say that it can also be really stressful.
There are many things to organize, plan, and take into consideration when you’re planning a move, and you’ll have even more on your plate when you’re in the middle of actually relocating.
So when it comes to the actual act of moving your belongings, you want to make sure that it all goes smoothly.
We’re all for saving a buck when traveling, and travel hacking our way to paying less, but trust me when I say that you don’t want to scrimp on money when it comes to your move.
This is one of those instances where you get what you pay for, so we’ve put together the following reasons why you’ll want to work with a top out of state moving company when it comes to your move.
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Reasons to Work With a Top Moving Company
Movers Are More Affordable Than You Think
Many people avoid working with moving companies because they want to save money. But you might find that you’ve actually overestimated how much a professional moving company will cost you.
The best moving companies should be able to give you a quote on the cost of your move in advance. If you look at that quote and compare it to what you would have to spend renting moving equipment, if you handled your move on your own, you’ll see that this is a cost-effective option.
There are many different options to consider when you’re getting a quote on your move; some movers will come in and pack everything into boxes for you, some will expect you to pack the boxes, and then load everything onto the truck for the move.
Get a quote on everything.
Keep in mind when comparing a quote that you’ll need to factor in the cost of your time if you’re trying to handle everything yourself.
If you need to take time off work for 2-3 days to handle a DIY move, at that point, it may actually save you money by going with a professional mover.
Movers Will Transport Your Items Safely
One of the biggest reasons to opt for a top moving company is that they’re professionals in the transport of goods and belongings, and know how to transport your items safely.
It’s very common for items to be lost or damaged over the course of a move. But if you want to keep the items you own secure, then you’re going to want to work with professionals.
Moving companies have plenty of experience with moves; they know how to pack a truck, how to secure your breakables, and they’ll be able to take precautions that keep all of your belongings safe. And they have the proper equipment to actually load your boxes and furniture onto their vehicle.
No one wants to lose valuables during a move, and no one wants their furniture or other items to be damaged. But this is very common during a DIY move.
If you’ve decided to handle the move yourself because of the money, but then end up damaging half of your goods because you’re not experienced in packing a truck, or have dropped things when trying to load it, your costs may end up skyrocketing.
Professional Movers Can Reduce Your Stress
The simple fact is that movers reduce stress. And when you’re moving interstate or abroad, you already have a tonne of stress to deal with.
Outsourcing the responsibilities of moving your belongings to a professional company means you’ll have one less thing to worry about, but, more importantly, it guarantees peace of mind. But you definitely need to work with a top company.
A lot of people cut corners by working with a moving company that offers cheap rates. While working with a company like this could help you to save money, the end result could be actually adding to your stress levels.
If a moving company’s rates seem unusually cheap, there’s probably a reason for that. Thoroughly read reviews from their previous clients, and you may find that you get what you pay for, and have to compensate for the cheap rates with stressful issues.
It’s much better to pay more for a top company, with whom you won’t have to worry about whether or not your move will go smoothly. You’ll be able to count on the company you’ve hired, and enjoy your peace of mind.
Top-Rated Movers Will Give You Options
Not everyone going through a move will have the same needs from their moving company. So a definite perk of a full service mover is that they offer many different options, and you can essentially cater a relocation package.
For instance, you may simply need your belongings brought to your new home. However, if you’re moving out of your old home before you’re moving into your new place, you may need to have your things stored at a storage facility.
Some movers offer the option to fully pack everything for you, and will complete an itemized inventory list of everything in each box for your insurance company. Some will even unpack in your new location.
Working with one of the best moving companies means you’ll have options. You’ll be able to talk to the movers about your needs, and they’ll be able to provide you with a wide range of services.
So, ready to move? Where are you moving to?