On average, despite absolutely hating it, and it being among one of the most stressful things that we do, during our lifetimes, we move house an average of 11.4 times. You’d think after all this moving we’d get better at it. But, most of us don’t. It’s still an unorganized mess. We still spend time sitting in a fully packed up van waiting for the call that the sale has cleared and we can pick up the keys. We get stressed out, we worry about it going wrong for forgetting to do things. Very few of us actually enjoy moving. Most of us find it upsetting, frustrating, and absolutely exhausting.
Hiring a moving team can obviously be a massive help. But, moving house isn’t cheap. Whether you are buying a property or moving between rentals, there are plenty of associated costs to worry about, which can quickly start to add up. This is the main reason that we avoid movers and try to do it ourselves. But, is the expense worth it? It certainly can be. Hiring local movers has many benefits, here’s a look at just some of them.
It Could Save You Money
If you do it yourself, you might need to hire a van, trolley, and other equipment. You might also have to buy packing materials and boxes. If something breaks, you have to replace it yourself, and moving will take a long time, and you might need extra time off work to recover.
Hire movers, and all of your packing materials and equipment to make the move easier will usually be included. The movers will be insured against any breakages, so if something does happen, you’ll be covered. It will also mean that you’ll be ready to get back to work sooner, and you’ll lose less income or use less of your holiday time.
It Will Go Well
Movers are well trained, strong, and they get lots of practice. You might do it 11 times in your lifetime. Your movers might do 11 moves this week. They are good at it. They are organized, they’ve got a system, they know what they are doing, and your move is much more likely to run smoothly.
They’ll Help on the Other End
Have you ever moved everything to the other side, took a deep breath and congratulated yourself on your hard work, only to realize that you’ve still got to unpack, build furniture, take things to the right rooms and move heavy items around? Often, that’s the bit that causes stress and exhaustion.
Decent movers won’t just take everything into the house and leave it in a big pile by the door. They’ll help you to get things into the right rooms, they will portion heavy items, and they might even help you to build furniture or put things back together.
You Are Less Likely to Get Injured
Heavy lifting is one of the most common causes of back injuries. Most of us are tired and achy the day after a big move, but some people find that it’s worse than normal aches and pains. They spend the following weeks nursing a back strain or pulled muscles. Use a mover, and you are much less likely to sustain an injury.