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Seven reasons you need to hire a professional moving company 

Posted on August 26, 2022 by Peter Donaldson
Seven reasons you need to hire a professional moving company 

Often, when moving into a new house or changing residence, it can seem like a good idea to cut costs. However, having a professional moving budget quoted in advance is well worth your time as it will help to avoid some of the common mistakes people make when moving house.  So, this article will unpack the seven reasons it is better to hire a moving company, and hopefully spare you the stress of having to manage it on your own, or convincing friends and family to assist you.

  1. Peace of Mind 
  2. Reliability
  3. Accountability
  4. Inventory systems
  5. No heavy lifting 
  6. Packing materials and packing system
  7. Support for a fresh new start 

Often, when moving into a new house or changing residence, it can seem like a good idea to cut costs. However, having a professional moving budget quoted in advance is well worth your time as it will help to avoid some of the common mistakes people make when moving house.  So, this article will unpack the seven reasons it is better to hire a moving company, and hopefully spare you the stress of having to manage it on your own, or convincing friends and family to assist you. 

Peace of Mind 

Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed and unable to cope with certain pressures.  Often stress creeps up slowly until it is in the driving seat.  In the beginning, we know there is a stressful event pending, but we continue approaching it without a plan in place.  As a result, before we know it, we are already operating in a state of stress which spreads to everyone involved.  A reputable professional removal company will prepare a quote and arrange a moving plan for you, with tailor-made consideration for what is going to be involved.  That way there will not be unforeseen costs, and you will have a schedule to organize yourself around.  Your moving date will be booked in advance, and the removal company will know all the details about transportation and parking in both areas.  In conclusion, outsourcing all the large and fine details to the professionals is going to guarantee you peace of mind. 

Reliability 

Having friends and family come to help you means that you are dependent on their reliability.  Of course, it can be great to come together at these special moments, but often there is hidden stress in relying on people to help you out because there can often be changes of plan. If you have the dates booked in advance and a professional plan in place, you know that you are working within a reliable system and are minimizing the variables. Fewer variables, less stress.  Unseen costs arise when there is a sudden change of plan, and you have to hire a vehicle last minute.  Additionally, you know all the vehicles and equipment needed for the move will be on hand, plus a fully willing and able team.  

Accountability

The last thing you need once you have arrived in your new home is to be having to deal with damaged items and losses through the process.  A professional company will guarantee and ensure that everything will arrive safely.   In particular, if you have antiques and artwork, you will want professionals to handle and pack them, as they understand the best techniques to protect and transport them.  With insurance in place, and a wealth of experience a professional company is the best candidate to be accountable for your possessions during transportation. 

Inventory System

The inventory system is part of the infallible toolkit to safeguard your move and possessions. By having a packing system with an inventory for boxes and rooms, your unpacking will be smooth. Similarly, if some of your stuff is heading for storage, the inventory system will make it easy for you to locate what you need, even years later.  By itemizing and organizing in accord with an inventory system your mind can relax, and the overwhelming force of stress is kept at bay. 

No heavy lifting 

Unfortunately, injuries can occur during stressful times, and with new challenges.  Squeezing furniture through doorways is a standard challenge when moving.  Without proper moving and handling training, it is easy to run into trouble.  So often, what is involved in a move is underestimated, but not by the professionals.  As standard practice, a reliable company will provide you with a detailed estimate of what is involved, how much space you really require for storage, and if your furniture will fit into your new place.  One of the most common mistakes when moving house is not measuring furniture in advance, and so running into problems on the big day.  

Packing materials 

The last-minute supermarket scrabble for cardboard boxes is not going to provide you with a suitable moving and stacking system.  A reputable removals company will be able to provide you with the packing materials required and suitable for your move and also be able to help you recycle those once everything is in place.  Running out of packing materials when you are working towards a deadline can break the momentum in your process, so you want to make sure you are well prepared in advance.  Once you have your moving plan in place, your packing materials can be estimated and supplied as part of the arrangement.  

Support for a fresh start 

As well as physical support with lifting and moving, a good team will also bring excellent customer service to their task.  Having additional support for your move can bring everything together at the right moment.  Emotional support and a positive attitude can really set the tone for a new beginning.  There’s a lot to a professional moving team that doesn’t meet the eye initially but can really change the game when it comes to a big life transition.  Look at the various reviews for removals companies to find one with a good reputation, that has really helped people at this crucial time in their lives. 

Mistakes people make when moving 

In surveys, one of the mistakes people make when moving is not hiring a professional team.  However, not researching a good company can also lead to disappointment on the day. There are a lot of companies out there, so it is important to find a reliable one that can really deliver.  By reading reviews and gathering a few quotes, you will be able to get a sense of who can really bring the standard of quality you want in return for your investment.  Once you have that in place you can be sure they will help you avoid all the other mistakes that people make when moving.  Leaving packing and organizing to the last minute is the major stumbling block, but with the right team, you should have someone steering you in the right direction.  With the right team and your survival box of supplies for your new home, you can be sure to be on track for a stress-free relocation.

Camp Hopson- Master Removers of Newbury 

Camp Hopson has been a family business in Newbury since 1854.  Serving the community in various ways, the Camp Hopson removals service is now part of the Master Removals Group.   As part of the Master Removers Group, Camp Hopson is part of a network of highly reputable removals companies that cover the country.  As a result of the network, we are able to keep our standards high and costs low.  Accredited by the BAR (British Association of Removers) we meet a high standard of criteria to deliver our service, and as you can see from our reviews, we are dedicated to excellent customer service.  Serving Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset, we can offer service for removals large and small.  Get in touch today for a free quote and to speak with our friendly team.