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Reasons Why You Need To Hire Movers


Nowadays, people are capable of DIY even at packing and moving. However, not every situation is the same and in some cases, we need some extra helping hands to get the job done. Moving is stressful and tedious especially for first timers so, it’s always safe to let a moving company give you a great experience.

Here are some pretty good reasons why you need to hire professional movers.

Limited Time. A majority of people need to move because of meeting certain deadlines that have a huge impact on their lives. For instance, you might have a great job offer that urges you to move quickly before the position falls into someone else’s hands. In this situation, you need to have some help to pack and move in a limited time.


If you’re running out of time, it’s a good option to hire extra helping hands.

Not Enough Manpower. If you find yourself with less people to help you with the packing and moving especially with heavy furniture and appliances, you need some professional help to get it done. There are chances that you may end up hurting yourself or damage your items if you insist doing it by yourself.

Handling Fragile Items. Okay, you might save a lot if you a DIY move but you might have some delicate and fragile items that need to be properly packaged and moved to prevent any damage. For example,if you have a piano and you don’t have much knowledge about how to move it properly, it’s always an option to hire movers rather than you put yourself or your piano at risk.

Long-Distance Move. If you’re doing a long-distance move, you don’t want to make a lot of round trips just to have all your items moved to your new place. Doing so will just be time-consuming, stressful and it could add up to your expenses especially when it comes to fuel costs. Hiring a moving company can let you have a more efficient move for professional movers can easily organize and maximize all the items that need to be packed and moved.

If you find it hard to deal with a long-distance move, check this video:


Those are some of the reasons why hiring a mover can be beneficial but, if we do ever decide on hiring a moving company, we still need to take some precautions in hiring the right people for the job. There are some scams and unreliable companies which give more damage than convenience so, make sure to scrutinize potential companies.

Do you have other reasons why you need to hire a mover? Express your thoughts on the comments section below.

Tips in Hiring The Perfect Mover

Sometimes it’s really an advantage to be picky especially in hiring the right people for the job. There are a lot of moving companies available but it’s best to scrutinize. You can get the best deal and even avoid unwanted scams.


Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when hiring movers:

Ask for recommendations. Ask friends, co-workers or local real estate agents who hey would recommend. You could also check online reviews of previous clients’ experiences. Companies with big names are not necessarily the best. You could check local movers around your area and visit their office in person.

inhouseDo a background check. If you have a list of prospect movers, do some deeper research on the legitimacy of their company. You can check Better Business Bureau’s website or contact the American Moving and Storage Association. For additional research, you can check movingscam.com which has a blacklist of companies that you should stay away from.

Have different estimates from 3 companies. It’s advisable to have estimates from 3 companies to be able to make a comparison. You can have choices when it comes choosing the right price that could fit your budget. Make sure though to have those companies do an in-house estimate. Don’t accept any estimates over the phone for they should check your whole house before coming up with the total sum.

Get a hard copy of estimates. Ask for a hard copy of the estimate and place it in a folder. You can show the movers that you’re doing your homework and even offer you a competitive rate.

Ask the right questions. Always ask if there are any additional expenses that you should be aware of. Sometimes movers would charge you for extra costs for moving items down the stairs and other circumstances. Also, you can ask more information about the company such as their experience in the industry.

Check if the company has insurance. You can go to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website and use the moving company’s license number to check their insurance. This is important if you want to take care of your valuable items during the move.