Commercial or Do-It-Yourself moving? This is the first dilemma over which hesitate many people who are faced with the process of switching homes. There are many important factors that come into play, but one thing is certain: you need to weigh the pros and cons of these two options before making the final decision. If you have little or no experience in moving from one home or office to another, read on, we made a simple overview of the most important things that you need to take into consideration before you decide whether you should hire a company that offers commercial moving services, or conduct the whole moving process on your own.
Needless to say, moving is a time-consuming process. From packing and loading all the belongings for transportation, to unloading them to your final destination, you will end up spending a great amount of time on each of these activities. Unless you have plenty of time on your disposal for moving and many friends who are willing to give you a helping hand, it’s always wiser to let professional movers do the job, because they have the knowledge and experience needed for performing commercial moving fast and with minimum effort. They simply know what are the best practices for packing, loading, transporting and unloading all kinds of items, from heavy and high-in-volume furniture items, to small and fragile valuables.
Some people would say that commercial moving is expensive; well, yes it may seem so, but only if you see things from one perspective. For example, let’s say that you’ve decided to do the moving process all by yourself. The first thing that you will have to do (after spending days or weeks on packing and preparing everything you need to move) is renting a moving truck. The bigger the truck is, the higher the price that you need to pay will be. If you can’t afford renting a bigger truck, it is more than probable that you will need to make more than one trip in order to move all of your belongings. Therefore, with every trip you make, the price of renting the truck increases. At the end, it is very probable that you will have to pay a much higher price than you planed.
On the other side, when you use professional services you pay the price that has been estimated once the movers take a look at the volume, size and number of items that need to be moved, regardless of how many times they’d need to go back and forth in order to transport everything. This is especially important if you are moving across the country. This way you can even save money, instead of splurging a small fortune on moving as many people would think.
If you opt for a DIY moving, the items you are moving won’t be insured. This means that if during the transport some of your valuables get damaged, lost or stolen, you won’t have any compensation for your loss as you are doing this all on your own. On the flip side, all reputable and reliable moving companies provide insurance for the things they are moving, which means that if a certain item is damaged, broken, lost or stolen, they will provide insurance coverage to compensate for its value. This is especially important if you need to move valuable items such as antique furniture, porcelain pieces, valuable mirrors, jewelry, important documents and similar. Simply put, only by hiring a professional moving company you can be assured that you will get the most for your money spent on relocating your home or office. Make a wise investment.