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5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Mover

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5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Melbourne Mover The Next Time You Are Moving House.

Everyone knows that moving house can be a costly and stressful exercise. The joy of a fresh beginning can be overshadowed by the daunting task of ensuring all the practicalities come together. While many have managed to pull off a perfect house or office move the DIY way, countless others haven’t ended their relocation with the perfect happy ending they were expecting. So, to save you some headaches, here are the top reasons why hiring a professional Melbourne furniture removalist is going to save your sanity.
To be fair, let’s first look at some of the perceived benefits of moving by yourself (DIY).

Saving Money
Many believe that hiring a professional removal company is going to be costly, or that hiring cheap removalists is going to be a disaster. The process of relocating to a new location is expensive in general so to some it makes perfect sense to save costs by doing the physical labour themselves. In addition you may only have a small amount to move and feel that the cost of hiring a furniture removalist is not justified. These are some valid points, but you may be pleasantly surprised to know that professional moving companies can be very cost effective and even cheap removal companies can offer excellent quality services.

Full Control
Without a doubt, this is certainly a benefit of doing the job yourself. Total control over the moving process, total control over your valuables, total control of how you pack, what you carry, and how you carry it. You can follow the route you chose, at the time you decide is best (which could be quite handy if you plan a fast getaway in the middle of the night). Plus you don’t have to risk your embarrassing underwear falling out of the packing and shaming you in front of a handsome removalist on moving day. You can also do the move in as many trips as you like and no one is going to be around to see you puffing on the stair case and swearing when you kick your toe.
So doing the job yourself might save some money and offer a bit more flexibility/freedom. Though having full control has its merits, professional movers are generally quite flexible with your moving needs and will certainly not be prying into your personal belongings (or laughing at your clumsiness).
Here are the top 5 reasons you should seriously consider a professional Melbourne mover to do the job for you.

1. Secure and Safe Packing and Unpacking
Professional furniture removalists know all the best techniques to safely pack and unpack your belongings, because after-all, it is their profession! With years of packing and unpacking experience they are certain to understand the best way to stack, wrap and pack everything from the plates in the kitchen to your bulky items in the shed.
The risk of breakages is real when moving. So many of our personal items are breakable and when they are stacked and moved they risk breakages. By hiring a professional furniture removals company, the experts can pack everything in a way that offers maximum security and less risk of breakages. They also understand the safety of your belongings is paramount and will consider the best options to protect your valued items during the whole process from packing, to moving and unpacking. You can rely on their expertise and have less reason to fear of breakages or loss of your valuables in the process.

2. Insurance
As we just discussed, the risk of breakages or loss is real during any house or office move. Of course the risk is reduced when you hire a professional removals company, and when you carefully select a professional company that includes Insurance, you’ve got nothing to fear. You see, if by chance there should be any breakage or loss amongst your items during the move, the furniture removers will take on the responsibility and contact the insurance company.
That’s great news as it means that should the unthinkable happen, your precious items will be replaced or compensation provided, putting your mind at ease and taking some stress out of the moving process. And logic should tell you that a removal company taking responsibility for your beloved belongings means that their staff are going to do their best to protect your goods because after all, their reputation (and integrity) is at stake!

3. Efficiency
Moving to a new location normally involves moving within a certain time frame. You may have just settled your new house purchase, or want to avoid paying rent at two different locations. By allowing professional Melbourne based movers to help you with your local or interstate move, you can take the guess work out of the process and move with smooth efficiency. They will know the best route to take based on the traffic on moving day, and the fastest way to move bulky items in tricky areas.
The team will have a detailed plan ready to execute even before the day of the move, with helpful advice and understanding that ensures the move goes swiftly and without flaw and tailored to your requirements. The complete process from packing to unpacking can be completing so much more efficiently if you recruit professionals in the field to give you a helping hand.

4. Cost Effective
Logically, it may appear that doing the moving yourself is a great cost saver, and in some cases that’s true. But the moving process often involves many stages that you may not even have considered, and finding out later may prove costly.
Because moving house specialists have a full understanding of the planning and systems involved, they can genuinely help keep your moving costs down.
There are many costly mistakes to be had when it comes to moving, including broken items, damage to walls and floors, excessive fuel consumption due to miscalculated trip numbers, and excess packaging costs.
Allowing a team of professional local and interstate removalists handle the job for you will quite probably save you a lot of unexpected expenditure, and let’s face it, we could all use some savings in our pocket.

5. Less Stress (on your mind and your body)
It’s a fact that moving is listed as one of the greatest stressors a person will face in their lifetime. The act of moving to a new location and starting anew can exhilarate some people, but terrify others.
The initial burden is figuring out the logistics of preparing all your items, the best way to pack them, transport them and then trying to gather friends or family who have the time to spare to help you. We all know it’s not easy finding help in these busy times. Add to that the hard physical labour, sweat, bruises, and the possibility of having to squeeze your precious sofa up a stairwell and around a corner, throwing your back out.
Professional moving companies will literally do the hard work for you, and that includes the planning and logistical decisions that could otherwise drive you crazy. When you chose a reputable Melbourne removal company such as Top Removals, you are going to save your mind, and save your body, a lot of unnecessary stress.

So while doing the moving yourself may be a perfectly reasonable decision and suit your needs, don’t discount the fact that you could actually be doing yourself a huge favour by leaving it to the experts. Happy moving!