It’s safe to say that not many people like the process of moving. Of course, there can be good things about it when it’s all said and done, when you are finally, comfortably settled in an exciting new place. But the task of organizing, packing, loading, unloading, unpacking and reorganizing is, frankly, a pain.
Some people struggle with the idea of whether to do a move completely on one’s own, whether to rely on the help of friends, or whether to hire professional movers to assist with the process.
We all need a little help sometimes, and moving on your own is simply not feasible, unless you are some kind of superhuman who can lift a three seat couch on your own. And while it’s nice to be able to call upon friends to help with this kind of thing, the older we get, the less comfortable it becomes to ask our loved ones to haul big boxes of stuff and heavy furniture from here to there. While it might at first seem more economical to ask friends and family to help with the heavy lifting, the cost of a couple flats of beer and pizza for the crew, plus the cost of renting a truck for a day or two, starts to adds up. The other thing that adds up is the guilt we feel when one of our friends throws their back out when doing us a favour.
So, whether you are moving across the country or from place to place within a city like Vancouver, hiring professional movers truly has an array of benefits.
For one, professional movers have all the right equipment. Everything from dollys to ramps to straps and blankets, to back braces for themselves to keep them protected. Professionals come equipped with all the things to make moving and relocating easier, because we all know that it is stressful enough without injuring ourselves or accidentally destroying our things because we dropped them on the way from the house to the truck.
Most professional movers have a lot of experience under their belts (or back braces). They know the proper order to move things so that the valuables are not accidentally loaded beneath the boxes of books, and the mirrors and framed art is tucked away behind blankets and won’t get knocked about. They know how to load and unload and won’t get frustrated to the point where they are just shoving anything anywhere just to get it over with (we’ve all been there before). They also know how to get big couches through small doorways and which angle to tilt things on, on the first try, and they won’t end up a frustrated, sweaty heap on the floor, ready to just give up.
Professional movers are also efficient, likely (hopefully) they’ve been doing it for a while and know how to make the most of their own time and energy. Unlike friends when it comes to moving, they are usually reliable and will show up ready to do the job. They will keep an eye on how your things are transported because if they ruin your things, they will soon be out of business.
Hiring professional movers simply takes a lot of the stress out of moving, and this can be invaluable. While it might not seem economical at first, consider how much value you put on your own time, physical wellbeing and mental health.
If you do plan on hiring professional movers for your next relocation, don’t forget to do your research. There are a lot of people online offering moving services that need to make a quick buck but don’t have the equipment or experience needed to make a move go smoothly, and you don’t want to add even more stress to the situation.
At Accent Movers, we offer reliable, professional and affordable services for all of your relocation needs.