Popular Questions People Ask When Deciding to Hire Professional Movers
It’s finally time to start talking about moving into a new home, and you have one very important question; should I move myself or hire a moving company? To some people, it may seem like the obvious choice to gather friends and family to help with their move. However, sometimes it’s not that easy. Depending on the size of home you are moving, hiring a mover may be easier than having to move everything yourself. There are many reasons as to why hiring professional moving companies is the obvious choice. We have compiled some popular questions people ask when deciding to hire a professional company to help you make your decision.
1. Are Professional Movers Expensive?
Of course, this answer will change based on the company you decide to hire, but in a general sense, no! Moving costs money, and when deciding to hire professional movers keeping your budget in mind is super important. On average, moving companies cost between $50 – $150 per mover per hour, depending on the professionalism and experience of your movers. The pricing for movers are not just for the movers, but for the truck they bring to transport all your items as well. This will remove your responsibility of having to rent a moving truck yourself and take your personal or work time to move everything on your own. Therefore, hiring a mover takes off the majority of stress that always comes along with moving. For some, this may seem like a lot of extra money being spent, but when comparing the amount of work it will take to move yourself versus hiring a professional mover, it may just be worth it.
2. Why Should I Hire Movers Instead of Moving Myself?
When deciding between moving the contents of your home yourself, or hiring someone to do it for you, it’s important to understand exactly what moving companies offer. Firstly, professional and valuable movers do not just simply pick your items up and throw them in the truck. Professional movers come with all the needed supplies to protect not only your items but your home’s floors and walls as well. Movers take the time to place down runners on the floors and special moving blankets on the walls (If applicable) before starting to move anything. Along with this, movers offer disassembly and assembly of your beds and other furniture pieces that may require it. Not only this, but movers will wrap specific items including your mattresses, artwork, TV’s and any other delicate or important pieces that need extra protection. You can definitely buy these supplies yourself to ensure your items are protected, but along with all the stresses of moving, this will only add more stress to your moving to-do-list. Lastly, professional movers will easily move your heaviest furniture for you, and ensure it is safe during transportation. This can include beds, couches, armoires, china cabinets, and many others. Movers have the extensive experience to understand how to maneuver these large pieces without any snags or damages along the way.
3. What Kind Of Services do Professional Movers Offer?
Many people may believe that professional moving companies only offer the “moving” part of your move, but luckily this is not the case. Professional moving companies are experienced in all things moving, and this includes the many different services that follow:
- Packing/Wrapping & Unpacking
- Loading and/or unloading your own moving truck
- Moving your homes contents
- Furniture Disposal
- Overnight Storage
All these services are offered by full service professional moving companies that want to make your move as stress free and smooth as possible. If your budget allows for these services, it would be worth it to ensure your move is completed in a timely manner. With all these services, you can be relaxing in your new home by the end of the day with no more stresses to worry about.
4. Are Professional Moving Companies Flexible on Dates and Times?
When deciding to move from your apartment, condo, or home, there are certain times of the month that are the most popular. The first and last week of each month is always the busiest and book up the quickest for moving companies. Not only this, but weekends are also the most popular times of the months for obvious reasons. With this being said, it may be a good idea to try moving on dates and times that aren’t as busy to avoid parking, elevator or congestion complications. Thinking about your move date and time, it’s important to call different moving companies to see the different time options they can move you at. All moving companies offer morning and afternoon moves, and not “after hours” or evening moves, but there are a few companies that offer this so always be sure to check with the moving company you are interested in. You must keep in mind that although the majority of moving companies are open 7 days a week, they still close for the statutory holidays including New Years Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Other than those holidays, moving companies are open as much as they can be to make sure they help with your move when it’s convenient for you and works with their schedule.
Deciding to hire a moving company versus completing the move yourself comes down to many different factors. It may make more financial sense to move yourself if you only have one-bedroom worth of stuff, but when moving homes that are bigger, it may be in your best interest to hire a professional moving company. Not only do they help with the major stresses of moving, but they give you a piece of mind that your items will be safe during transportation, and arrive at your new home in the same condition. Professional movers offer services that complete your move in a timely, and efficient manner that puts moving back in a positive light instead of a negative one. Overall, if your budget allows, hiring a moving company is worth the lack of stress, quick moving times, and the overall piece of mind that your items will be safe and moved properly.