Hire Movers or DIY?
It’s a constant debate when planning a move: do you hire professional movers or do it yourself? Save money? Save time? Get help and take some of the stress off? While there is no right way to move, we would like to point out some of the many benefits of hiring professional movers in the Bay Area.
Benefits of Hiring Movers
There are many benefits of hiring movers. These are a few of the top benefits: you don’t have to worry about hurting yourself, damaging your personal vehicle, or arguments with family members over the best way to get something in and out of the location. Any money you think you might be saving may end up going toward vehicle repairs, doctor bills, and home fixes where you may have gouged the wall or floors juggling the furniture.
Another Big Benefit
All of those benefits are a big deal. However, it’s the packing part that separates amateurs from the professional moving companies the Bay Area offers. Though some are naturally gifted at arranging, like the classic “Tetris” game, most of the time it’s something that movers do better.
Since so much of their daily life is spent packing things in and out, they’re much better at being efficient in how they stack items in a vehicle to either move them into a home or storage unit or vice versa. In comparison, homeowners who try to do their own packing and moving may do so poorly with wasted space, things bumping into each other which can possibly break, or make it difficult to get other items in or out.
If You Decide to Hire Pleasanton Movers
If you are planning to pack up your items in anticipation of a move, there are some tips suggested by Pleasanton movers and others that can make things a little easier for everyone.
- Consider leaving your hazardous items behind. Though it’s natural to shove everything in a box, think about refraining from bringing along weed killer, painting supplies, fireworks, paint or other potentially explosive chemicals. You likely can pick up the same items at your new destination. You also can lighten your load by not bringing them – just be sure to dispose of them properly.
- Pass on bulk food. Professional movers in the Bay Area will suggest not bringing food along unless you’re moving a short distance and can move it from one freezer/refrigerator to another. But bringing along bags of non-perishable staples like rice or flour could cause problems. The packages could get damaged or spill. Or the place you plan to store it might not be mouse-proof.
- Beware of weather. Moving on a warm summer day or even a slightly cool fall is wonderful. But if you’re like most people, some boxes won’t be unpacked immediately and may remain in storage for months. That means some items may suffer from weather damage, such as freezing or cracking. Avoid this by good labeling or opening it sooner than later.
For more info about moving and storage services, contact us here at Magic Moving.