The main benefit of hiring a removalist is that there isn’t as much lifting that you have to do on the day when you move your home, but there are other reasons. Hiring a removalist will take a lot more than a load off your back; it will take a load off your mind as well. Here are some reasons to hire a professional removalist.
- You don’t have to drive the truck. Most people think that they can drive a removalist truck, but this is harder than you think. Remember, you have to load it first. Really, by the time you have endured the stress and strain of loading a removalist truck to the gills and then pull out into rush hour traffic, you will wish you had hired a professional removalist. As well, there is nothing like getting into a traffic accident in a van that contains everything you own. It is much better to let the professionals handle it.
- You don’t have to load or unload the truck. This is especially nice if you live on the second floor of an apartment building. However, if you aren’t loading the truck, you also don’t have to argue with friends and family about how things should be arranged in order to get the most use of the space.
- You can get moving insurance. When you hire professional movers, if they break or lose anything, you can have it insured beforehand. There is nothing like moving your own belongings, only to drop something like an expensive mirror and watch it shatter into a million pieces; knowing there is nothing you can do about it but cry. Just make sure that the insurance from the moving company is legitimate and that you take pictures of everything before you pack.
- You will get professional packing supplies. Professional removalists have sturdy boxes, packing supplies and helpful things like bungee cords, dolly trucks, and furniture pads. Your furniture and household items will arrive with much less wear and tear on them than if you pack them yourself. This is one of the best reasons to hire professional removalists instead of doing it yourself.