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January 14, 2022

11 Reasons to Hire Professional Movers

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11 Reasons to Hire Professional Movers

You’re moving—that’s the exciting part! But now you must perform the move—that’s the less exciting part. Moving ranks near the top of life’s most stressful events lists, but does it really have to be that way? When you hire a professional moving company, you’re taking a smart first step toward an efficient and hassle-free moving day. From planning and providing packing materials to helping move people across the country, Atlas® Van Lines has been involved in all steps of the moving process. Check out our top reasons you should consider hiring a professional mover.


1. Save Time & Energy

Most of us have moved at least once in our lives, whether it was with our family growing up or moving for a new career opportunity. And if you have moved before, you understand what a time-consuming undertaking it can be between the planning and the packing and the gathering of quotes—and that’s all before the actual moving day itself! Hiring professional movers with expertise in the art of moving keeps moving day moving swiftly and allows you to focus on other things on your to-do list.


2. Save Money

The first thing you might think when you consider hiring a moving company is that it will be expensive and that you can do the job cheaper yourself. But moving quotes are not a one-size-fits all model, and our movers can help customize a quote that fits within your budget. Plus, when you consider the costs of buying packing materials, renting moving vans or trucks, buying more packing materials because you forgot something, and possibly taking time off work, the price begins to add up and professional movers might be a more cost-effective option that you thought.

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3. Peace of Mind

As mentioned earlier, moving can be very stressful. Especially when you try to take it all on yourself. When you work with a moving company who has years of dedicated experience and knows all the ins and outs of the process and how to navigate each step or roadblock with ease, you’ll be able to relax and focus your attention elsewhere knowing the job is being handled correctly by professionals.

As a member of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Atlas® is proud to be certified as a ProMover through the ATA. The ProMover program awards certification to reputable moving companies who adhere to the highest levels of professional and ethical standards to protect and inform consumers as they search for professional movers.


4. Detailed Inventory

Organization is key when it comes to preparing for and executing moving day efficiently. Professional movers will take a detailed inventory of all the items in your home to ensure that each box, lamp, and piece of furniture makes it safely from point A to point B. For extra protection, you might also opt for valuation options when you move to make sure your belongings are covered in the unlikely event of accident or loss. 


5. Heavy Lifting

Professional movers are trained how to properly handle moving boxes and larger pieces of furniture so they don’t damage them, or more importantly, hurt themselves. Moving is a physically taxing process for even the fittest among us, but if you have underlying health issues or physical limitations, hiring a moving company can keep you safe and take a huge weight off your shoulders—literally.


6. Organization and Placement

In addition to staying organized with a thorough inventory, professional movers will place the items coming from your old home into your new home where they need to go rather than dropping them in the first open spot they see upon entry. For instance, if you know that your antique China cabinet needs go into the kitchen instead of the dining room, moving crews will place those larger pieces of furniture where they should go the first time. 


7. Logistics & Support

When you hire movers, you’re hiring a team of professionals who can handle all the tiny details that moving day entails. They are an accountable crew who will ensure all your belongings are packed and safely shipped to their destination so you don’t have to, and they make sure the details of the day are taken care of properly. Plus, should any issues arise along the way, they can offer the technical and professional support you need to make your experience as stress-free as possible.


8. Value-Added Services

While moving is a complicated process, there’s also a level of simplicity to the overall task at hand. Pack. Move. Unpack. Live happily ever after in your new home. But we all know it isn’t as easy as that. Different moves have different circumstances, and while one person may be moving 20 miles away, another may be moving 2,000 miles across the country and require specialized options. From packing and unpacking, auto transport for your car or boat, or storage if you aren’t moving into your new home immediately, professional moving companies offer an array of value-added services that fit into your unique situation. 


9. Safety

Even if your move doesn’t require navigating multiple flights of stairs or the moving of large, oddly shaped items, it can still pose risks to you or your belongings if not handled correctly. Professional movers know the right techniques to move and transport any type of item, load and unload boxes, and reduce the chances of damage to your items through proper methods. Additionally, professional moving companies typically screen their team members to ensure the honesty and dependability of any person who comes into contact with you, your home, and your belongings. 


10. Dependable Movers

In addition to screening moving crews for security purposes and reliability through our No Stranger in Your Home® program, hiring an experienced, professional moving company to handle your move means that you will have a crew you can count on come moving day. If you handle your move yourself and enlist friends or family members to help, you always run the risk that someone may have to cancel and leave you shorthanded when the big day arrives—meaning more work and stress for you.


11. It’s What We Do Best

When it comes to hiring professional movers, there are more than 11 reasons why so many people choose Atlas®. Our 75+ years in the moving industry have given us the tried-and-true professionalism and experience we’re known for. Plus, we have a vast network of moving companies across the U.S., Canada, and abroad to make sure that wherever you move, you’ll get there as easily as possible. But don’t take our word for it, check out some of our reviews from real customers to learn more about the benefits of hiring a professional moving company.
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Have we convinced you yet? Or want more information? Either way, find your local Atlas® mover, get started on your free online moving quote to find a professional moving estimate that suits your needs, or give us a call at 800-638-9797 to get in touch with a moving expert and learn more.