Why you should hire a mover for your small relocation

May 12, 2016

Moving can be challenging, no matter how big or small it is. Packing up your belongings takes time, effort and money. Even if you're only moving a few items or a small apartment, hiring a moving company is in your best interest. Here are some reasons why:

It frees up your time

The truth is that not everyone has unlimited vacation days. Most employees want to save their paid time off for actual trips - not to spend an entire PTO day packing and transporting their belongings from one place to another. That's where moving companies come in. Movers can take care of the hard, time-consuming work so all you have to do is unpack and decorate your new place. That way, a small move won't throw a wrench into your everyday routine, making the transition much more smooth.

"Professional movers are called professional for a reason."

It can save money

You might think you're saving a couple of bucks by rounding up friends and family, renting a truck and moving all of your items by yourself. However, this is not always the case. Professional movers are called professionals for a reason. They've been trained to move things safely and efficiently. Plus, they have all the necessary equipment and technology to get the job done. You, on the other hand, do not. You may have recruited some of your strongest friends to help you move your television set and sofa, but that doesn't mean they know how to transport these items without causing damages.

Accidents happen, and they're especially more prone when the people who are handling your belongings aren't trained. If something slips and breaks an item, the money comes out of your pocket. With a professional moving company, your items can be covered through valuation, so if something breaks or gets damaged, there's an opportunity for reimbursement.

It ensures you won't forget something

Regardless of how much prep work you do, there's always something that slips your mind. Maybe you didn't pack your breakable items with enough bubble wrap or forgot to get the key for your new home. If you hire a moving company, they'll make sure you completed all the necessary steps before the big day. Dependable companies, like Atlas Van Lines, provide a moving checklist to ensure you're doing everything that needs to be done before you head out. It even personalizes the schedule based on your moving date for extreme organization. Forget that crumbled piece of paper with a list on it. Atlas Van Lines has the MoveAtlas Mobile App to pull up on your mobile phone or tablet, whenever, wherever.


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