3 Important Factors to Consider When Hiring a Moving Company

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is an old saying that goes: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This may be good advice in some situations, but in others, it may not be – it always depends on the context. However, when it comes to hiring movers, this expression most certainly does not apply.

Finding the right company to take care of your move can save you a lot of time and stress, which is the main reason it is a worthwhile investment. And that doesn’t even take into account how a moving company can help you avoid a sore back the next day! The following tips will help you identify the main considerations when it’s time to move.

The Price

You can’t get around it: paying a company to do the hard work is going to cost you more than if you did it yourself, and therefore it is not a decision to be taken lightly. But even though it is an expense, if you calculate your budget carefully and consider how much your time is worth, it can turn out to be much more beneficial than if you were to do it all yourself! How?

Professional movers can get the job done quickly. And it’s no wonder! These are professionals that do this kind of work everyday, so they know how to be efficient. Time is money, as they say. By reducing the amount of time it will take you to do everything, you’ll save money.

Don’t forget, doing it yourself means you’ll have to pack everything in advance, label your goods, carry them to the truck, pack them safely, drive to the new location, unload and unbox everything, and then return the rental truck. You’ll also have to contend with traffic, and any delays risk you violating your rental truck company’s strict timelines for returns. In a worst case scenario, you might end up being forced to pay for a truck rental day even though you had finished the move.

Hiring pros can also save you money on incidentals like boxes, protective covers for your appliances,and others. True moving professionals include all moving accessories in the price they quote you. This is why it’s important to shop around when you’re first considering companies. Make sure you speak to at least a few, ask lots of questions, and determine which company is the best fit and can meet all of your needs.

The Workforce

To have a successful move without professional movers, you’ll need a great set of friends, some luck, and lots of preparation effort on your part. However, even if a dozen of your strongest friends have promised to show up and support you on the day of the big move, that’s not always how things shake out.

In fact, it is not uncommon for many helpers to suddenly realize there is a last-minute reason why they can’t be there. If you’ve rented a truck and have planned out a schedule, it can be quite a nasty surprise when your workforce drops by half.

Let’s not forget, sometimes those herpes that do show up aren’t exactly the best movers. They may not have the required strength or expertise to make the move unfold smoothly and efficiently. And if the new location has a peculiar configuration (such as narrow hallways or staircases) your heavy furniture and appliances may end up getting scratched and damaged.

Dealing with a professional moving company, one that employs a reputable team, will undoubtedly save you a lot of stress, virtually guaranteeing that your stuff will arrive at your new place in perfect condition. With a company you can trust, you can focus on what’s important: getting settled at your new place. An added bonus: when you use professionals, you don’t need to buy them beer and pizza afterwards!

The Services

Apart from transporting your belongings, you need to think about the extra services that a removal company can offer you from start to finish. This might include packing your things for you, disassembling and reassembling your furniture, or providing you with full value protection on your insurance. This is especially important if your items are expensive, or if you’re worried that you might not be able to move all your things safely yourself.

From the very first contact with a company, you should feel confident that all your needs and requests will be taken into consideration, and that you feel comfortable with them in both your old and new homes handling your personal belongings.

The Solution

When it comes to hiring professionals with decades of experience and a sterling reputation, there is no better choice than King’s Transfer. Whether you’re interested in residential or commercial, short or long-distance moves, they’re the one to call.

Even better, if you contact them now you’ll get a free consultation, and you’ll be able to get an idea of the total cost in no time. If you’d prefer to speak to someone on the phone, simply call (514) 700-4330.