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A Stress-Free Move Can Be Achieved With a Moving Company


by: Greg Keefer
01 Dec 2010

Moves always seem to be more difficult than you planned. Sorting, packing, loading, and transporting your property takes a lot of work. Perhaps the best way to plan a move is to enlist the help of a professional moving company that already has the bugs of moving across country worked out.

In may situations, it makes more sense to hire movers rather than self-move. You can probably handle a short move across town with the help of a couple of friends but a long trip is a different story. Take the guesswork out of packing and loading the moving truck by letting professionals do the work for you.

Here are some cases when hiring a moving company may be the best idea:

Moving Budget Available

If your boss is paying for the move, why not enjoy the services of a moving company? Professional packers sort your property into boxes and crates and pack them with bubble wrap, foam peanuts, and packing paper to ensure your belongings arrive safe and sound at your new residence. Take advantage of an expenses-paid move.

Health Problems

Carrying furniture and hauling boxes is part of every move. If you're young and healthy, you may be able to live through a self-move and come out unscathed and stress-free. However, if you have health problems, a self-move might aggravate pre-existing conditions or add to the problems you're already experiencing.

There are many health-related reasons you might want to consider using a moving company. These include:

  • Back problems
  • Heart conditions
  • Joint replacement
  • Pregnancy
  • Age-related weakness

Let the movers do the heavy work. Your health is worth the extra expense.

Long or Complicated Move

A moving company can arrive to promptly load your possessions with the right materials, and make your long or complex move a safe one. There's an art to loading a moving truck in such a way that things don't shift and bounce around. Your property is insured and any unforeseen damage is covered.

Time Crunch

A stress-free move can be accomplished while you're out of town or wrapped up in business meetings. You might have small children and no time to pack. Consider using movers when the time crunch is on.

Professional movers can take a great deal of stress out of planning your move. All you'll have to do is show up at your new home.

Sources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration • Protect Your Move • http://www.protectyourmove.gov/http://www.protectyourmove.gov/