Hiring movers is seriously underrated. It takes away not only the physical stress of moving, but also the mental and emotional stress that comes along with it. Movers definitely do the heavy lifting, but they’re not just saving you some sore muscles, they are saving you so much more than that.
Hiring movers does not have to be a lavish expense, and the movers can do as much or as little as you want or need them to do. All that is required from you is that you know what you want, and that you share those wants, in detail, with the movers. Ultimately, they will help save you a lot of wasted energy from start to finish.
1. Pack wisely
Step one of moving is actually putting everything in boxes for easy transportation. Not only is this an exhausting, time consuming task, but it’s been proven that people, on average, spend more time packing their things than a third party. This is because people become distracted by the objects they are emotionally attached to.
Often, people leave their packing to the last minute and end up tossing random stuff into whatever box has space at the time. Professional movers can pack your belongings quickly and in an orderly fashion, and make sure that they are protected from becoming damaged during the move.
2. Move the heavy stuff
When actually moving all of your belongings, it’s not the boxes and smaller items that really drain your energy. It’s the big stuff. Movers will move all the small things for you too, but their strength and experience really shines when it comes to big appliances and furniture. Professional movers have high-quality dollies, straps and other equipment which allow them to transport heavy, cumbersome furniture with ease.
3. Determine a pricing point for movers
One element of moving that is not necessarily physically tiring, but which can be very emotionally draining is trying to price out your move. How much will a truck cost? Is it per hour? How long do you think it will take you to move all of your stuff? These are the questions you’ll have to ask yourself, but that you may not have enough experience to answer.
Professional movers can do a visual estimate at your house and give you a fairly accurate quote based on what they see. It will also save you from having to spend extra on anything last minute. They will have it covered and you’ll know what to expect.
4. Dropping it off
With your assistance in the organization phase, movers will make sure that all of your boxes and furniture end up in the right place. This saves you from having to do any major rearrangements after they leave. Some of this part is common sense – they certainly won’t leave your bed in the living room unless you explicitly ask them to.
And they will definitely deposit your fridge and stove in the kitchen unless otherwise directed. But for various boxes or things that really could go anywhere, the movers will absolutely make sure that everything ends up in the right place.
5. When it’s done, it’s done
After the move, you can go ahead and start getting unpacked. There is no truck or equipment to return. Everything will be taken care of for you, so you can save any energy you might have spent running around returning any rented equipment, and focus on setting up your new home in just the way you want it. Even with hired movers to help with everything, moving day will always be an incredibly exhausting day, so why make it harder on yourself?