Are you getting ready to move to a new home? Have you been planning to handle every aspect of the move yourself? Perhaps you've even lined up friends and family who say that they're going to give you a hand. This is great, but it may not be your best option. If you're moving more than just a handful of things, hiring a professional moving company is likely to be a better choice than recruiting friends and family. Here are some reasons why:
They'll show up: Even if you have a dozen people who say that they'll help you move, chances are good that the day will arrive and only a couple of them will actually show up. Helping someone out with moving is one of those tasks that almost nobody ever enjoys. On the other hand, professional residential movers will show up at the appointed time or call to let you know why. Some moving companies may even offer some sort of discount if their movers don't show up on time. If you must be out of your current home by no later than the date of your move, it's good to have assurances that you'll actually be able to move all of your belongings.
More experience: Most people only move a handful of times in their lives and they may only help a couple of friends or relatives move. Because of this, even the most well-intentioned helper is unlikely to know best moving practices. This can result in items being damaged or people being hurt. Even if they do everything as correctly as possible, they may take too long to pack up and move your stuff. Professional residential movers know how to correctly carry and wrap everything so that as few items as possible are damaged during the moving process.
Your kids: Even the most helpful older elementary school-aged kids are more likely to get underfoot than they are to be useful to adults on moving day. Young children will obviously need to be supervised to make sure that they don't get lost or hurt. If you're supervising your amateur friends and relatives, however, it can be difficult to keep enough attention on the moving and on your kids to make sure that everything is being done. Professional residential movers need very little assistance or supervision, only needing to ask occasional questions or to get confirmation on what to do with certain items. As a result, you'll be able to focus your attention on your kids or have your significant other take them somewhere during the moving process.