After years of saving up and planning, my husband and I finally bought a house! It was exciting times, and we were all geared up to move from our rental to our very own house. Talk about dreams coming true! Since we were only walking a few streets over, we were on the fence about whether or not to hire movers to do the job. After all, how difficult could local moving be? Well, it turns out it could be super stressful if you don’t hire professionals to help you out. Our friends had just moved a couple of months ago, and when we mentioned doing the move ourselves, they urged us not to. According to them, not hiring movers was the worst decision that they made a move. They assured us that a local move, while not as taxing as moving to a different state, would still be quite a tiring process. So, we took their advice and decided to hire a local moving company to take care of the job. And thank god for that!
We started off by searching online and finding local removal companies that were trustworthy and had good feedback from its past customers. Then, we moved on to calling up and getting quotes. It helped us narrow down the choices and pick one that fit within our budget. Once we’d chose the movers, we requested them to send a representative for a site visit. It was to ensure that the movers had a clear idea of what needed to be moved. Knowing what needed to be moved and how to move them on D-day would make the whole processes so much faster and simpler for both them and us. The person that we spoke to was very helpful and agreed to send in someone the very next day.
Having a representative from the moving company comes home and takes a look at the stuff that needed to be moved helped in a big way. The guy told us that we’d only need one truck and three movers to move all the stuff, including the furniture. And since the move was within 25 km, we got a great rate!
On moving day, the movers arrived on time and went to work. With their specialised equipment, such as a trolley for moving heavier items and a ramp for loading mattress and other big items onto the truck quickly, the things were loaded up and ready to be transported in an hour. The unloading and unpacking were also quick and made the whole move a breeze. Handing over the moving process to the professionals who’ve done it over and over again and knew what to expect was hands down the best decision we made. Sure, we could have roped in our friends, rented a truck and made a move ourselves, but when you consider the amount of time and effort that would take, hiring movers is the smart way to go. The hassle-free move is the payoff you get when you hire professional local movers. And the best part? The local movers are well-aware of all the rules and regulations of the local council and know how and where to load and unload the truck. It also helps that they know the area so well. They made the whole move with little to no supervision from our ends.
Physical injuries are pretty common during a move. Since neither my husband nor I were keen to take that risk and end up in a cast and be forced to take time off from work, we were glad that we’d decided to hand over the job to the local movers. While we took care of all the other nitty-gritty stuff—change of address, utility bills—we didn’t also have to make a move. I can’t imagine how draining that must have been.
Since we hired movers, instead of being sweaty and tired, we were relaxed and pretty much settled into our new house by the end of the day. We ordered in pizza for dinner and were quite grateful to our friends for their suggestion to hire movers. Moving is a stressful time, no matter whether you’re moving to a new city, a new state, or just a few streets over. So, having reliable assistance during that time can be the difference between a smooth, stress-free move and a horrible, highly stressful one.
If you’re considering hiring local movers for your move, then I say it! Just make sure you pick a company that has an excellent reputation and offers a great price. If money is a constraint, you can look at various cost-cutting options such as moving during the week instead of the weekend, getting rid of some items to ensure that all your stuff can fit in a single truck, and cardboard boxes and other packing supplies from friends and neighbours to keep the costs down.
Professional movers are experts in their fields. They are prepared to meet any last-minute hiccups and have the knowledge and equipment required to make a smooth move. Their job is to make a move as smooth and hassle-free as possible for you, and if you hire the right ones, they’ll do that and more. You can talk to them about any concerns you have regarding the move, and they will be more than happy to offer you suggestions and advice. From how to pack speciality items to insurance cover for loss, damage, or theft of articles, the movers will provide you information on all your queries. And it’s not surprising they are called experts for a reason! And what’s more? Local movers offer attractive rates, and it’s highly likely that their prices will fit within your budget. So, stop worrying and turn to the experts for your next move and expect to have a peaceful movement, with none of the stress and havoc of a DIY move. Now that’s a highly appealing scenario.