DIY vs. Hiring Professional Commercial Movers


Whenever the almost unavoidable natural phenomenon of ‘change” beckons on you to change location or place of residence, you are usually left with no choice than to heed. Its forces are so compelling that you cannot decline, where you adamantly refuse to adjust your course to the direction of change, it leaves an adverse effect on you in the form of loss of an opportunity, ridicule, stagnation and frustration. The forces of change here are the reasons that compel you to relocate which ranges from search for greener pastures and taking advantage of opportunities that abound elsewhere like getting a new job, contract, uniting with a new spouse, acquiring a new property and the list goes on to other reasons like forceful ejection from a rented apartment, a fall-out in relationship with an acquaintance, defending your life by running away from threats and crisis prone areas. However, the decision to change location comes with its attendant thought of stress, anxiety and fear but since you must move on anyway, you must just accept change with a positive attitude of excitement with an anticipation of a new beginning and keep a cool head in making a decision as to whether to rent a moving truck and load or to hire a professional moving company.

How Far Are You Going

The distance you would travel determines, to a large extent, what choice you would make. When transporting freight over several miles across the interstate, you would tend to give care and safety utmost consideration and with all other things being equal opt for United Van Lines moving services, on the other hand if distance to be covered is within the same city or just the next city, you might contemplate doing the moving yourself and maybe with the help of friends that could pitch in with the loading and unloading while giving utmost attention to handling of appliances, wood furniture and glass objects..

Insure your belongings properly.

Risk is involved in everything that pertains to life, moving or relocating is not exempted particularly because your belongings would be in transit in the back of a truck which has to travel thousands of miles; This is enough reason to seek an insurance cover let alone the addition of the risk of poor handling of cargo during loading and unloading by the packing and unpacking crew. It is clear from the statistics of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) that shows that more than 80% of all moves have no claim filed while 20% do that moving is a high-risk industry. You must take into cognizance that under federal law the basic moving valuation limits a mover’s liability to only $0.60 per pound. To this end, the careful and conscious decision need be taken as to whether you should go for a full coverage or stick to basic coverage. Where you are at a loss on what to do, the professional commercial moving company is there to guide you.


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