Moving can be an enormous undertaking, especially if you’re relocating to a different city, moving into a home that is larger, moving into a high rise apartment, or even moving into a place that is smaller. In fact, most people dread moving. Did you know that moving is considered the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce? From the packing, to the lifting, to the loading, and to the reorganizing, it’s no wonder that many people do not look forward to it.
However, we all have to move on to another residence eventually! The average person moves eleven times in their lifetime. Fortunately, there are movers like Burrows Moving & Storage that can take some of the dread away from the big moving day. Here are three major reasons you should hire movers for your next move.
- There’s less of a chance you’ll end up in the hospital. People are often surprised how easy it is to get injured during a move. When you don’t know how to properly pack or lift something, you can potentially injure yourself and others. Typically moving companies will provide best practices for packing those items that can become dangerous, such as sharp objects like knives, fragile objects like glass, and electronic items like cords and appliances. Furthermore, moving heavy items like furniture and mattresses can be awkward and often requires certain equipment. Leave it to the professionals, and eliminate the potential for injury.
- Movers will have all of the necessary equipment. Moving large furniture can take on a different level of stress when you realize you don’t have the tools to dismantle each piece. At this point you won’t have to worry about breaking your back, because you won’t be able to fit any furniture through your front door. Furthermore, moving large, delicate items like pianos, require a step-by-step protocol and specific equipment and wrapping, in order to maintain the structure and fragility of the instrument. From the tools to the wrapping to the trucks, professional movers have all of the equipment necessary for your big move.
- Your valuables are insured with professional movers. Are all of your expensive and fine furnishings insured? Do you trust yourself with moving your own valuables? If you’ve answered “no” to these questions, you should give a professional mover a call. Licensed movers often provide various coverage to ensure that your goods do not get damaged during the moving process. According Burrows’ “insurance options” page of their website, ”in Illinois (by state law) movers are required to provide their customers with four options for moving coverage in case of damages to household goods.” Reputable companies, like Burrows, all provide insurance options for their consumers.
While a potential hesitation for hiring movers could be the cost of using them, we frequently find that people end up saving both time and money in the long run. Often people underestimate the possible costs of moving on their own: the loss that can result from potential hospitalization, the destruction of valuable furnishings due to lack of equipment, and whether or not they are insured if something goes wrong. Stay safe, be smart, and let your professional movers make your moving day run seamlessly, efficiently and stress-free.