5 Things Experienced Movers Want You to Know

Written by Rosalyn Smith on . Posted in Experienced Movers

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There are several things that experienced movers want to know. As one, we believe that the more informed our clients are, the easier the move is going to be. With that in mind, we welcome anyone to call us and ask questions. In the meantime, here are a few things to consider.

#1. Not all movers are created equal

Too frequently, homeowners think that all moving companies are going to be the same. This is not true. Far from it. Someone offering moving services on Craigslist is not going to have the same level of experience as a professional moving company like ourselves. Additionally, they are not necessarily going to be as responsive. As a company, we have a reputation at stake. If we do not show up or do not show up on time, it can hurt our business. With someone who is providing random contracting services, this risk does not exist because they are simply looking to pick up a few extra bucks on the weekend. As a homeowner, this should give you confidence when hiring a company over a random contractor.

#2. Plan ahead

As much as possible, it is wise to plan ahead. Before moving day, having hired a professional moving company and spoken about the plan will allow things to go far more smoothly when it comes to the actual moving day. For example, there needs to be a detailed plan in place regarding who is going to be handling all of the packing, organizing, heavy lifting and driving of the truck. This is not something that should be thought of last-minute but planned for as far in advance as possible. We understand that sometimes, it is not possible to avoid moving quickly, such as with changes due to employment. However, if there is an advance warning, it is wise to use that warning to create a detailed plan.

#3. Be there but let the movers do their job

The entire point of hiring experienced movers is to be able to have trustworthy individuals handle the move. Once you have found and hired them, it is important to stay out-of-the-way and let them do their job. While it may be necessary to provide direction from time to time, experienced movers such as ourselves do this on a daily basis so we are quite literally the moving experts. This means that if we are doing something in a way that is not how a homeowner would do it, it is typically because we have done it enough times that we know it is the most productive and effective method.

#4. Do not be afraid to communicate

In order to handle what needs to be done, it is also important to speak clearly about any expectations or specific requirements. For example, if there are certain items that need to be handled with care, speak up. This allows for them to be handled properly and ensure that they are safely transported to the new home. Likewise, if there are specific instructions that need to be followed regarding where the moving truck is placed or how the home is to be accessed, it is important to clearly articulate those directions. The more we know, the better we will be able to meet and exceed all service expectations.

#5. Do not pack things in furniture

One common mistake that homeowners make when packing is to place things inside of furniture. This is a mistake that can lead to furniture and other items breaking during transportation. We recommend that homeowners do not do this but carefully pack everything in the appropriate boxes instead.

Save time, money and energy by hiring experienced movers

The best way to ensure that your move is successful and goes smoothly is to hire an experienced moving company. We are one and would be happy to assist you. Call today to learn more about our services and to request a quote.

Why You Need Experienced Movers

Written by Rosalyn Smith on . Posted in Experienced Movers

Experienced-Movers20164As experienced movers, our services are needed today more than ever. According to the United States Census, 35.7 million people moved residences between 2013 and 2014, or one out of every nine people. With such masses moving across the city, state, and country, many people are in need of extra help transporting their belongings, whether they realize it at first or not. If you have plans to move this year, you may be interested in reading a few of our top reasons to hire experienced movers during your next transition.

Keep You Safe and Healthy

Moving is hard work no matter how old you are, but it becomes more challenging with age and when you have children to account for. Many elderly people overdo it and become injured or are in poor health to begin with and only put themselves in jeopardy by carrying heavy loads. If you have young families or pets, it can be hard to make sure your kids and animals aren't put in danger’s way around heavy boxes and furniture or moving vehicles while you are caught up in the moving process. Even healthy individuals can easily become injured if they are unaccustomed to moving sofas, fridges, or dressers. Experienced movers can do the hard work while you and your family remain comfortable and safe away from all the action and out of harm’s reach.

Provide Spacious Vehicles

The average person does not have a truck or trailer large enough to carry all their belongings from one home to another. Instead of risking taking several trips back and forth, hire an experienced mover who has the trucks and equipment necessary to make the transition as smooth as possible. We can even help you break down complicated dressers or bookcases with our specialized tools so they become easier to transport.

Offer Plenty of Manpower

If you are low on friends or family to help you move or you just don’t want to bother your neighbors, experienced movers come with plenty of manpower to accelerate packing up. No matter how heavy or awkward your belongings may be, we can help. Grand pianos and king-sized beds are only a few of the oversized items we can carry.

Help You Keep Things Organized

With our experience moving so many families every year, we know how to keep things in order just the way you like it. We pack items in a safe fashion, so delicate or fragile pieces won’t get scratched or broken, and we can even pack up your belongings room by room so you have an easier time organizing your new house.

If these reasons don’t convince you, talk to your friends who have moved with and without experienced movers, and they will tell you hiring movers to do the dirty work for you is the best option. To learn more about how we can help, contact us as you prepare to transition to a new home.