I dare say that there are few activities as tiring as packing up your belongings and moving to another location. Moving can seem like a never-ending process of boxes upon boxes. Then comes the dreaded moving day where all the heavy lifting and moving must be completed, it’s like there is no end in sight!  While it can be cost effective to get most of the moving done yourself, you should consider hiring professional movers. Not only can they take care of all the heavy work but they also have a ton of experience in moving that can make the transition process much smoother. While you cannot escape the process completely you can make moving day a whole lot easier. Here are a few reasons you should consider hiring a mover.

Been there done that – Professional movers have helped persons move many times before; they know the in-and-outs of packing and transporting. That means they know how to pack efficiently and in less time. Although you might be able to complete all the moving and packing on your own, it would take you twice as long to get the same amount of work done. Additionally, professional movers know how to pack things safely so that transporting them is not issue. Movers can also provide advice in terms of storing items, disposing of items and insurance (which we will discuss shortly). Movers know how to transport items from A to B safely, that knowledge can be a huge help when you are moving.

Safety – If you have moved before I’m sure there were some moments where you worried about the safety of your life. Ok I’m joking, but seriously packing and moving can be a huge strain physically (and mentally) on your body as you are carrying around heavy loads for a long period of time. Not to mention if your apartments in located at the top of the stairs, carrying around boxes or sofas down a flight of stairs can be downright hazardous. Movers are well versed in moving things in awkward positions and they have the right tools to ensure it is done safely. To limit the likelihood of getting injured you should consider getting movers who are more adept at lifting heavy loads and navigating difficult spaces.

Moving Equipment – When packing up items you quickly learn that you need to have theright set of equipment in order to get things done efficiently. However moving companies have all the tools that you could possibly need. In some instances it will save you money (and effort) from having to seek out the tools from another source. Movers have tools such as ramps and dollies to help move heavier items down stairs or into trucks. They also have the right size truck to fit all of your belonging which saves you the trouble of having to rent one. Even if you need the tools to dismantle furniture beforetransporting it, they have everything there for you. Having all the tools you need in one space is a convenient and saves a lot of time.

Frees up your time – Getting movers frees up your time to focus on other aspects of the moving process.Spending the extra money to hire movers may seem like burden but it is saving you hours of packing and moving. On the day of moving there are often times several loose ends that need to be completed before your move out day. For example disconnecting the utilities, or notifying your post office of your departure. The moving day is often filled with a list of pressing items that need to get done. Hiring movers is a way to free up some extra time to ensure that all those items get completed and tucked away.

Items insured – the other great benefit of getting movers is that you have options for insurance. And let’s be honest, there is a high chance that during the move something can get chipped or scratched. Gettinginsurance gives you the peace of mind in knowing that any major damageduring the move will be compensated for. Most companies have a range of insurance packages depending on your specific needs. Therefore you don’t have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on insurance but rather just the amount that fits in your budget.

Storage facilities – Ideally when moving you would be able to move in to your new place right away. However this may not always be the case. Sometimes there may be a few days lapse where you have to move out of your old place but the new place may not be ready. Professional movers often provide short-term storage solutions that can be of great help in situations like these. Having this option saves you the trouble of having to find a separate storage unit area elsewhere that may not be as conveniently located.

Moving is often the last thing you want to think about after a long day at work. Getting professional movers can go a long way in giving you peace of mind. These companies have helped many persons move time and time again and can offer convenience in knowing that your items will be in good hands. Outsourcing this part of the process helps you to spend yourtime thinking about other tasks you need to complete for a successful transition. While it may cost a few extra now, I guarantee it will be well worth the investment. If you are on the fence you can always shop around and get quotes from different moving companies to see what the services are the prices. Even if you don’t need them to handle all aspects of your moving, you can be flexible about what specific areas you need help with. At the very least it’s worth seeing what they offer and making a decisions as to whether or not it is best for you. For those of us who dread moving and get anxious at the thought, professional movers are the way to go.