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Top 2 Items Professional Movers Are Needed For

 

If you don’t think that you need professional movers, think again. There are several items in your home that are more difficult to move than what most people realize! The problem arises when they think that they can do this on their own. When this is the case it may result in the item being left behind, the item becoming broken or in the worst-case scenario, you become injured trying to move something that is meant to be moved by professionals. So, what are those items that are hard to move? We have the top two items that are usually harder to move than most people realize!

Plants: Small in Size, But Fragile to Move

Did you know that plants are hard to move? Most people don’t really think about. However, plants are very susceptible to the changing temperature, which is why these are on the list of hardest things to move. While you can move them, it will take a bit more preparation. For example:

  • Transfer these to lighter pots a few weeks before the move to ensure they are not too heavy to lift
  • Arrange to have these transported in your personal vehicle
  • Monitor the temperature in your personal vehicle and ensure the plant is not shifted in a way that will break or damage it in any way

Pianos: Best Left to Professional Movers

Pianos are something that no one wants to move! They are heavy and so fragile for something that has so much weight behind it! Many people tend to leave behind their pianos, especially if they are older. However, if you love your piano, then your only option is to have a professional help with this. What will the professional do? This really spends on the piano and the size. However, some of the things that have been done in the past include:

  • Removing the legs and lid to make moving easier in pieces
  • Wrap the entire piano in pads and plastic wrap to ensure no scratches happen
  • Utilize 4 to 5 people to easily move this from one location to the next

While plants and pianos are not the only difficult thing to move, they are often something that do require a little prior planning. For those who have these items in their home, talk with us before your move to see how we can help!

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Is it Cheaper to Move Yourself or Use Professionals?

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This is one question that many people ask. However, when answering this, you have to consider more than just the actual dollar amounts that you would be paying a professional mover to come in and help to move your belongings. You also need to consider:

  • Your time
  • The physical toll that moving can take on the body
  • The stress that comes with moving

With this being said, let’s take a look at the different scenarios so that you can decide for yourself which is the best option.

Moving Yourself

For those who decide to move themselves, they need to take into consideration several aspects. We have highlighted some of the more typical expenses and needs associated with moving yourself:

  • Renting a truck or borrowing your friends trucks
  • Taking time off from work in order to pack items and load these onto the trucks, which could take several days for some people, meaning this could cost you hundreds of dollars in lost income
  • A few days after moving these items onto trucks and moving, your body may be paying for this in the form of pulled muscles, bruises, stiffness and overall being sore
  • If you have children, this may mean having to pay for daycare while you are trying to load and move boxes for their safety and your peace of mind

Typically, those who move themselves find that between packing, actually moving boxes onto vehicles, and then traveling to their new location, they could spend a few days moving a typical 3-bedroom home.

Letting the Professionals Handle the Move

When you let the professionals handle the move, you are going to find that there is very little that you have to do. You may have to dictate some things, such as which boxes need to stay with you and whatnot. However, in the end the movers are going to move the boxes, load their trucks, drive this to your new location and unload the boxes. In most cases, these moves are completed within a day if moving within the same city.

So which would you rather do? Spend your entire day doing back breaking work, or leave this to the professionals? If a move were a car, you wouldn’t do the work yourself, you would let the professionals handle the work. So consider Excel Moving the next time you are moving!

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Why Choose Professional Movers?

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When many people are moving, they often tackle this task on their own. They believe that they are saving tons of money and that the time that they are spending is well worth it. However, the truth of the matter, professional movers are usually the best move for a move. Whether this move is just around the block or across the state, professional movers offer several benefits to you!

Time Management Benefits

Most people who are moving to a new home are going to be pressed for time as it is. They may be starting a new job, leaving their old job, and still have to find the time to move. A professional moving company can come in and get you to your new home, while you are devoting your time to the new start of your life. Even better, most people who use professional movers during their move find that the time for moving is greatly reduced compared to if they were to do this move on their own. For example, it may take you and a few of your friends two or three days to make the move completely. With professional movers, loading boxes can be completed in a few hours. Unloading can take the same amount of time, thus saving you several hours, and possibly days.

Ease your Anxiety

With a professional mover, everything is taken care of for you. You do not have to worry about getting the truck to move, finding people to help with carrying boxes or the like. This can be a huge relief for most people, and help to ease the anxiety that they may have about moving in general.

More Cost Effective

Though most people think the idea of using a professional mover is going to cost them more in the long run, that is not actually true. In most cases, if the person were to average how much they spend in gas, food to feed those who helped move boxes, their time for moving items back and forth, among other items they may have purchased, they will find that they often break even. Or if it is a bit cheaper, is the savings really worth the stress, anxiety and time that you have spent on doing this on your own?

Professional movers are your answer when moving. It is simply the best solution for those who do not have the time or mental strength to deal with this big change at the moment.