So I once moved to a new city and to save money, I had the very bright idea to do it by myself (okay, I also bribed a couple of buddies to help me out). The result: friendships put to the test, scratches on an expensive dining table, a broken flat screen, and scratches on the car that cost a fortune. So much for saving money!
I’m not going through that again. I promised myself that I’ll be calling in relocation experts should I need to move next time. If you still need convincing, here are more reasons why you should leave the job to the pros.
- They know the neighborhood.
Imagine driving around a car packed with belongings while trying to navigate the streets of a still unfamiliar city – it doesn’t sound so appealing, right? Save time, effort, and fuel costs by hiring pro removalists – they would know the place like the back of their hand.
- They know what they’re doing (trust me).
To bubble wrap or not to bubble wrap that antique lamp? How to keep the mattress dust-free and springs in shape while in transit? How to pack the couch scratch-free? Pro removalists have years of experience packing and loading belongings, ensuring their safety until they reach your new home. They also have the equipment (two words: moving truck) to move them safely and efficiently.
- They’re reliable.
Unlike friends or relatives who can back out on you at the last minute (“So sorry mate, something came up!”), relocation experts will be there to help you on your move, rain or shine.
- There’s accountability.
Pro removalists will be held accountable for anything that could happen during the move and thus make sure that all your belongings arrive at your doorstep in one piece. If you try to move on your own, all the responsibility will be on your shoulders, adding even more stress to the moving in process (I felt like I had to punch someone when the car got scratched, then I realised I that someone would be me).
- They do the heavy lifting.
Lifting a grand piano or king-sized bed without the proper skills can lead to damaged furniture – and strained backs. Pro removalists have been trained to do the heavy lifting on your behalf.
At the end of the day, hiring relocation experts is a smart move (as I’ve discovered the hard way). The peace of mind knowing your things are taken care of is priceless and definitely worth the investment.