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Professional Movers or Volunteers?

43082330_mSo it is time to move. There are a lot of costs that are involved with moving that might have you considering getting your friends to help you move instead of hiring professional movers. Even if you have a volunteer workforce there are costs involved. So what is the best option? While there is no easy answer here are some things to keep in mind when you are deciding.

How Far are You Moving?

Friends are great for a move across the city. They can come to your old house, help you load up, and then drive with you across the city to your new home. The further away that you move, the more complicated the situation gets. Asking your friends to drive several hours just to help you unload a moving truck might find you with a few less friends.

A long drive in a moving truck can also spell disaster for your items if the truck is not properly packed. Spending several highway hours bouncing around, items that are not packed properly can shift, fall and break.

If you are moving a long distance, it makes more sense to have professionals help you. They can do the long distance drive without complaint and make sure the truck is packed so as not to damage your things.

What is the Time Frame?

How quickly do you need to get your move done? Are you pressed for time, or is this a long term move that allows you several weeks or even months to complete? If you are working to a tight time frame and don’t have the full day or two to spend moving (not to mention all the time gathering up your friends and finding a date that fits all their busy schedules). then you might want to hire professionals to get the move done.

Professionals are great at getting a move done quickly and efficiently. What professional movers can do in a couple hours would take you and your friends all day. If you do have all day, then moving with friends can be fun. Sure it’s a lot of work, but in the end spending a day with your friends is always a good time.

How Complicated is the Move?

Do you have a relatively small amount of belongings to move, or do you have a full house with lots of expensive and complicated to assemble furniture? Typically the more complicated the move, the more you are going to want to hire professionals.

Professionals can make sure that your complicated or expensive furniture is properly disassembled, packed up and reassembled at your new home. Your friends might make some mistakes and put some scratches and nicks in your antique armoire.

In the end, you might be able to compromise. Have your friends move the easy stuff and leave it to the professionals for the complicated and heavy items. If you are looking for professional movers in Kamloops, then contact Pioneer Moving for a quote.

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