5 reasons to hire a professional mover (even for a small move)
So you're going to make a small move in Houston or in the rest of the world. Perhaps from a temporary apartment to a new home, or maybe moving from a sibling's home (where you've camped out a couple of months) to a place of your own. You don't have a huge amount of
stuff, and you figure you could move it all yourself and save a little money.
But think for a moment about the advantages of hiring a professional mover, even for a small move. Here are five to consider:
1. Efficiency - Professional movers have the benefit of experience behind
them. This means they have a proven system--from packing to loading, unloading
and installing your items--that will help you get your belongings to their new
destination in the most organized and systematic manner.
2. Safety - Your glassware, furniture, artwork and other valuable
items will have the best chance of arriving safely at your new home if you get
professional help. Heavy items can be difficult and risky to move if you don't
have the experience. Professionals will know how to handle such items safely,
and you keep your back and limbs safe from possible injury.
3. Accountability - Yes, your friends may be willing to lend you a hand, but
if they break your mother's crystal, who's going to be accountable? Working
with a mover, you have the option of getting valuation coverage for your property,
so you can feel secure during the moving process.
4. Fast - If you've ever undertaken a "small move"
before, you know how a deceptively small pile of items can take many hours if
not days to move yourself. With a professional mover, you schedule the time and
day, and an experienced crew can get you out of your old place and into your
new home in a short period of time. So you can move on with your life.
5. Cost-effective - With a professional mover, you ensure the safety of your
items, you save time and energy, and you avoid the possibility of personal
injury. Most movers will be happy to offer you a free estimate--it won't cost
you anything to get one for your small move, and you may be pleasantly
surprised how cost-effective it can be.
For seniors who are downsizing when they move, we recommend choosing a company that can also freight furniture to family members who live in other cities.