We cannot tell you how many times we’ve seen it happen—a kind, hardworking family, upon deciding to move, convinces themselves they can save money by packing and moving themselves. What inevitably happens is everyone gets sick of packing after a week and realizes on moving day the entire ordeal is going to take much longer and cost more than if they had hired a professional team.
You may be hesitant to take our word for it, since we are a professional moving team, but it’s true when we tell you we’ve worked with countless clients who call us on the day of their move because they’re overwhelmed and need help.
To help you avoid the same stress and hassle, we’ve created a list of 4 reasons why hiring a team of professional packers and movers really is worth it. Let’s take a look.
1.Pro Packers and Movers are Efficient
Professional packers and movers are highly efficient at what they do…that’s what makes them pros. It takes the average family 3 – 5 full days to pack up a three-bedroom home. A team of three professional packers, on the other hand, can pack up the same home in as little as 6 – 8 hours.
When it comes to moving, a professional team can move the contents of a three-bedroom home in 8 hours. If you, your family, and a few friends attempt the same move, expect it to take 2 days or more to complete.
Why? Professional packers and removalists know exactly how to get the job as quickly as possible. They have been trained to be efficient and have made their careers out of packing and moving items. While you may only move ten times over the course of your lifetime, professional teams pack up and move that many times in a single week.
2. Knowing Pros Are in Charge Reduces Your Stress
Anyone who has packed for a move knows just how exhausting it can be. The task seems never ending and, no matter how many boxes you fill, there always seems to be more stuff waiting. Hiring professional packers can save you weeks of work, thereby alleviating the stress that comes with it.
The same goes for moving day—trying to tackle such a job yourself can send your blood pressure into the stratosphere. Coordinating the pickup of the moving truck you’ve likely had to rent and ensuring your team of volunteers show up and stay until the job is finished can be highly stressful. Add to that the stress that comes with properly packing your belongings and making sure the move happens quickly enough to avoid paying late fees or another’s day truck rental fee, and it’s clear that letting a professional team take the reins is the way to go.
3. It’s Surprisingly Affordable
People often incorrectly assume that hiring professional movers and packers is too expensive when the truth is hiring pros is well worth the cost…especially when you consider the time and effort you’ll expend doing it yourself.
If you’re working on your own, you’ll spend weeks packing up your home. You’ll either need to take leave from work, or limit packing to nights and weekends which extends your packing time even further.
If you decide to move your things on your own, you’ll need to rent a truck and all necessary equipment yourself, and you won’t enjoy the benefits of using a professionally insured moving team. Anything that gets broken during your move must be replaced by you at your own expense.
Finally, homeowners often find themselves visiting their doctor or chiropractor after spending hours moving and lifting heavy boxes and equipment. Injuries are not uncommon amongst DIY movers, and potential medical costs or time off from work to recover should be factored into your decision on whether to hire professionals.
4. Your Pro Team Likely Offers Storage
Many professional removalists offer short-term storage, which can be a lifesaver if you find yourself selling your old home before your new home is move-in ready.
Under these circumstances, a mobile storage unit may be exactly what you need. The storage facility will drop the empty unit off on your property at the location of your choosing, and you can take your time filling it with non-essential items you won’t need until your new home is ready.
Once packed, just call the storage company and they will pick up the unit and store it until your home is ready.
There’s a reason people say “you get what you pay for”—there’s value in experience, professionalism, and efficiency.
If you’re planning a move and looking for a quote for packing and/or moving services, contact us at Holloway Removals. Our expert staff will provide you with a detailed quote and answer any questions you may have.
Moving is easy when you do it the right way—with Holloway.