Why it's better to hire a moving company

Reasons why you should hire a moving company vs doing it yourself.

November 28, 2016

Eliminate the potential risk of an injury:

There are many people you can talk to that can tell you a horror story about someone else’s moving experience, if not their own. Consider the fact that you’re generally going to be packing, moving, pushing and pulling heavy objects – twice! Also, certain equipment may be needed and the heavy lifting will require more than 2 people. This is where resource and time (and often also friendships) are tested. The fear of dropping a double bed on your foot, should give you more reasons to hire a moving company to do the heavy lifting for you.

You won’t jeopardize any friendships

As mentioned above, friendships will be tested. Most people hate moving as it is, nevermind doing it for someone else. The stress that comes with it is enough to make anyone have better plans for the day. Rather save them from letting you down by hiring a moving company and welcoming them to your new home for the house warming, that way, you may score a few more gifts

Free up your time for more important issues on moving day

You’ll be surprised by all the things that need your attention on moving day, whether it's attending to the service provider setting up your tv or the guy installing your internet cables, you’d probably prefer to get this all done in one day and you’ll need to make yourself available all-around. Moving yourself, will require you to be in 4 places at once, and the thought of all the things you could be doing while driving back and forth may drive you crazy. Movers have the right resources to get everything done, and usually in one go.

Have you got the right equipment?

If you’re not a seasoned mover, then this answer is probably no. Which will then present a huge expense should you need to go out and buy it all. But what could be worse than that? Knowing you need to carry your king size bed down 4 flights of stairs and then not having the right tool to dismantle it. This will then delay the whole process and cost you, and your friends, valuable moving time. Professional movers will size all your contents in your initial quoting stage and make sure they come prepared with the right tools, the right truck and the right amount of staff

Who could you claim from?

So, you’re already at risk of losing friends, imagine one of them drops your tv – who could you claim from? Most professional moving companies offer various coverage options to insure your goods against damage.

It will save you money in the long run

Your biggest hesitation when making use of a moving company, is generally the cost, right?

When moving yourself, it’s easy to underestimate the costs that add up during the chaos that can result in breakage, injury, or loss of items, not to mention the cost of refreshments and even dinner for all the helpers. Moving is time-consuming and not to mention all the tools and equipment that are needed, how much you could spend on petrol for a truck, and again, most importantly, whether we are insured if something goes wrong.

Chat to our team at Master Movers for more advice on making your move a less stressful one – drop us an email on sales2@mastermovers.co.za