If you are looking for a moving company, consider using a company that offers full service moves. Why? It is very simple. Full service movers handle everything about your move for you. They pack your belongings, load the truck, drive the truck to your new home and unload everything. If anything is broken, liability insurance will cover it.
Using a full service moving company frees you up to worry about getting the kids, the dog and you to your destination with your sanity intact. Once you are there you can work on things like enrolling the kids in their new school, doing any last-minute cleaning of your new home and taking care of other details that inevitably come up.
No doubt this is probably not your first move. Maybe you are thinking that you moved yourself before, you can do it again (despite the fact that last time you swore you would never do it yourself again). Let’s take a walk down memory lane and refresh your memory about just how hard it was to move yourself and why you said you would never move yourself again.
First there is the hassle of planning your move. You need to gather the boxes, the tape, the packing peanuts, the scissors. Then you need to figure out what to pack when. Some things you will use right up to the last minute and some things can be packed right away. Then there are those things that fall somewhere in the middle – maybe you will need them, maybe you won’t. It is anyone’s guess. You just know if you pack it away that someone in your house will end up needing it, right? You went through this before and know from experience that it happens. And that is just one of the frustrations of moving.
Once you have some boxes packed you have to figure out where you are going to keep them until moving day. Soon your home looks like a warehouse. Of course, you cannot stack the boxes too high because they might fall on your kids (who think that the new box towers are really fun to play between) or your pets. This means you need even more floor space to keep the packed boxes. Before you know it, you are tripping over boxes everywhere you step. Right about this point you are wishing you had checked out a professional moving company and avoided the entire do-it-yourself moving mess altogether.
In the midst of packing you need to find a rental truck that is available on the day of your move. Then, on moving day you need to go pick it up, load the truck, drive across the country (half asleep and with achy muscles, frazzled nerves and your barking dog riding gunshot), and pray that the truck will not break down in the middle of nowhere. When you finally get to your new town, you get to unload the whole truck by yourself. The only upside to this picture is you are getting some much-needed exercise. The hard way.
Then, of course, when you unpack and find that as you were driving, things shifted and the painting done by your Great Grandma Mary in 1902 fell on top of the lamp, putting a hole right in the middle of the picture. You have no recourse. By this point you and your family are at your limit. You swear you will never, ever make a move again without hiring a full service mover. Does this sound familiar? Of course it does. That’s exactly what happened last time you moved.
This time, do yourself and your family a favor. Hire a full service moving company. Give a call and let the professionals handle your move this time. It’s the only sensible thing to do.