The words ‘moving house’ are enough to strike dread into the heart of anyone. But it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. There are many ways to make it less stressful, and one of the first things you should do when you decide to move is to look at removal companies who can help you with the process.
While some people simply think they can hire a van and do the move themselves, this can add a big, difficult task to an already stressful day. Here are some of the reasons why hiring the professionals is essential, and how they can help make your life easier.
1. Cut out the heavy lifting
DIY moving jobs are OK if you’re physically fit, until you come across that bulky wardrobe or heavy bed frame. Unfortunately, if you haven’t been trained in moving and handling, then it’s easy to pull a muscle or injure yourself. Removals should be left to the experts, especially if you have lots of heavy furniture, or unusual items such as a piano.
2. Prevent damage to your possessions
In addition to injuring yourself when trying to move your valuables, you also run the risk of damaging your possessions. Removal services such as Arrowpak will give you options such as packing up your delicate items, using the right equipment to avoid damage. Professional movers also have insurance, which means if the worst happens, you are covered.
3. There’s no need to drive a strange vehicle
Hiring a van means that you have to drive a larger than usual vehicle, and some larger rental vans require special licences. When you use a firm who specialise in house removals, they’ll bring a suitably sized truck, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost or trying to park. It’s important to get the right sized vehicle because:
- You avoid driving back and forth
- You can often do the move in one go, making things quicker
- It’s easier for long distance moves
- Bulky items can be carried without disassembling
When you are planning on moving, it’s worth having the removals firm visit your home beforehand so they can assess what size truck and how many might be needed for the move. Sometimes, it’s worth using more than one if it speeds up the process.
4. You can concentrate on other things
Remember your last moving day? Many of us forget how many last-minute things can come up, from problems with the contracts, to delays with landlords handing over the keys. This can mean lots of rushing around and frantic phone calls, and this is while looking after kids, pets, and everyone else. Professional movers turn up in the morning and load up the truck while you take care of all these things, giving you time to co-ordinate the move and deal with any issues that come up.