5 Ways You Save When You Hire a Moving Company
You always think that saving money for a few man hours and doing the heavy lifting yourself is an easy way to save money when you are incurring other moving expenses. However, there may be reasons to hire a moving company that have never crossed your mind.
#1 Save Your Back
Professional movers know how to pick up boxes and furniture with posture that will not blow a disc. Spend a little money to hire a moving company and save thousands of dollars on physical therapy, chiropractic appointments, and even broken arms or legs. Think about the sick leave you would potentially have to take in order to heal after a moving accident. Can you afford that – especially if you are relocating for a new career?
#2 Keep Your Friends
As much as your friends offer to help, it is a possibility that they might have other things they would rather do. Overscheduling can be stressful and your friends and family may not appreciate you putting them to work quite as much as the make it sound.
Also, if they get injured lifting heavy dressers, appliances and sofas, they may expect you to pay for part of their medical expenses.
#3 Save Time
As the old saying goes, “time is money.” Why not save your precious time off work to do something more pleasant than moving? You could be organizing your new home just the way you want it, rather than moving in boxes that will take days to sort through and put away. Or better yet, spending that time with friends or family. Maybe you can even save your company paid vacation time for a fun trip, instead of using it for a move.
#4 The Right Equipment for Moving Big Items
You may start moving and find that some of your furniture and appliances were moved in by people who had the right equipment and experience to get it there. Without that, moving some items may be nearly impossible. They also will have the right tool and experience to take apart and put together most of the furniture you own, if that is the easiest way to move it.
#5 Valuation Coverage in Case Your Belongings get Damaged
Professional moving companies carry valuation coverage, so if something does go wrong during the move, it can be repaired or replaced at no cost to you. That is great peace of mind when you are already spending money on a mortgage, and other moving expenses. If you drop your TV, you are out a television, but if a professional mover drops your television you may just have to wait for a few days to get a new one.