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Should I Hire Packing & Moving Professionals?

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  1. Professional Services are Undeniably Effective
  2. Expenses
  3. Legalities
  4. Moving Authority Can Help 
  5. Labor Doesn't Come Cheap
  6. Hiring Free Agents
  7. Last Minute Movers
  8. Full-Service Movers

1. Professional Services are Undeniably Effective 

Hiring moving professionals is arguably the best and easiest way to execute a move. Opting for professional packing services is a good way to save time and energy as well. Depending on one’s occupation, these services may also be more economical. Professional packing is in the best interest of a mover who is moving cross-country or internationally. This is so the most efficient packing methods are implemented to ensure that items are prepared for long distance travel in potentially rugged conditions.

2. Expenses

Saving both time and money are two things that most people always have on their minds. The internet is a huge and interesting place and every day there are new companies that pop up on the scene that get people talking or interested, yet often times we are not 100% sure of how they work.

One new trend is with hiring workers a la carte, so to speak that can assist you with various tasks. Hireahelper.com is one example of a company that lots of people seem to have questions about. In the moving industry, people want to know the difference between companies that work like hire a helper vs. using a traditional moving company.

The concept of hiring a helper seems to make sense financially for some but remember that these people moving you are just there to physically move items from A to B. Because you are hiring them for the task of moving they were not part of your packing experience nor did they come to your house for a moving estimate. (As traditional movers do) Often times, if you are moving an entire house worth of goods you may underestimate both the time it will take to move your items, to the equipment needed to move them. If you have a few boxes and need some help this could be a viable option but so are a few friends helping out and getting paid in pizza. Chances are if you need real labor-intensive items moved with finesse you need a company that can really help you get moving! Not all of the movers that you will hire a la carte will have the background that you probably want them too. Some could be experienced movers but it seems like it is not guaranteed. In addition, you have to provide your own moving equipment like furniture blankets, dollies, straps etc.

3. Legalities

Legally speaking it probably falls onto your shoulders if a worker gets injured in your home or damages your property. Hire a Helper vs. Moving Brokerage. A moving brokerage is a third party site that in the past was created to simply generate leads for moving companies. With Hire a Helper you are getting workers to assist in moving. A brokerage company is finding you a full service moving company.

4. Moving Authority Can Help

Moving Authority has added a layer of safety and protection to your moving experience. They do not simply connect people to moving companies, but actively research and filter the companies so that you will never be connected to rogue or unlicensed movers.

Moving Authority cares about quality and providing people with moving assistance that meets their needs and budgets without compromising on service and quality. In the end, all moving companies need to provide their customers with an Arbitration program, which is legal help through an arbitrator rather than small claims court. This protects you as a person who is having your items moved in the event something goes wrong. In addition, the moving companies should have legal licensing to do their jobs so you can get in touch with these companies after the fact.

If you hire a mover without the legal backing and protection of a moving company it may be hard to ensure quality or competence that you get with an expert in the business.
Packing Valuables

A skilled packer is also proficient in techniques for saving space, making the move more efficient. Packing valuables like jewelry, and financial or sensitive documents, is best left to the mover. They should also be kept near to their person during the entire transaction, as well as other precious and personal items. An option to hiring a professional moving company is to hire day laborers from a local agency who will work as helping hands and are paid hourly. These laborers work as extra hands to help carry loads.


Hiring Movers

5. Labor Doesn't Come Cheap

Labor agency hiring is arranged by first renting the appropriate-sized truck or van. The amount of labor needed from the labor company should then be estimated for the move. Labor companies are a great way of hiring skilled movers in a straightforward way. This way they do not require the weighing of household items, detailed paperwork, deposits, or estimates. Most of the movers available for hire are loading and unloading professionals who work on-call. Others are professional movers who also work at professional and full service moving companies.

Insurance can and should be purchased for these types of moves, and obtained for a fee that will ensure $1,000 worth of items, for example.

Some of the labor companies provide a complimentary insurance. This is typically a very small amount of money per a certain amount in poundage of belongings, and up to a certain limit.

6. Hiring Free Agents

Hiring free agents in this way is similar to obtaining help from friends, serving as substitutes when none are available, and also in the way that the mover is not under a great deal of obligation. These types of hourly-paid labor services also come in handy for after moving day. For example, when a mover may need some heavy furniture rearranged or to have some boxes brought down to the basement, to have junk removed, or to have a donation and other items loaded and sent to a storage.

7. Last Minute Movers

Door to door movers for hire can be obtained simply to load and unload storage containers and pods, and self-movers who run out of energy during a move can hire the laborers to pick up from where things left off and finish the work. They can be hired at the last minute without worrying about huge price variations, and can also be hired to work on the same day if necessary.

8. Full-Service Movers

A full-service company with professional moving staff offers more comprehensive compensatory protection in the case things become damaged or lost during a move. For a long distance move, a mover may feel more at ease knowing that there is an experienced, licensed, and reputable company handling their affairs. A flat-rate deal with the moving company can be a comfortable way to move. Arranging each aspect of the event ahead of time without having to worry about arranging and directing workers can help reduce stress.

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