Are you moving soon, and do not know yet if you are going to move alone, or use a moving company? To make the right choice, you must weigh the pros and cons and decide accordingly. If the use of a professional represents an undeniable cost, it also has many advantages to take into account in your choice. But do you really know what a moving service provided by a professional can bring you? To avoid regrets, take the time to take stock before deciding.
It is an undeniable time and energy saving
Preparing for a move is no easy task. Between the administrative formalities related to housing, school or work, the preparation of boxes, the rental of a vehicle adapted to the volume of effects to be moved, the search for staff to help you loading and unloading see the driving a truck … it is very easy to get overwhelmed in the preparations for the move. Not to mention that you will have to deal with children and animals on D-Day.
In view of these constraints, resorting to a professional to take charge of your move, therefore, represents a very significant saving in time and energy. So many resources that you can use to do all the administrative procedures that remain under your responsibility.
You benefit from the experience of a professional for the organization of the move
The movers are seasoned professionals in logistics organizations. If you use a moving company, you will not have to worry about estimating the volume of your goods to choose a moving truck of the right size or even find the boxes necessary for your needs.
During a visit prior to the establishment of the estimate, a company manager comes to your home to estimate your needs and the constraints of your project. He makes an assessment of the volume of belongings to be moved, and can then precisely define the human and logistical resources to be allocated to the organization of the move.
With an all-inclusive moving formula, you can completely take care of the preparation of the boxes. But even if you choose to make the boxes yourself, depending on the formula, you can have sufficient packaging and protection provided by your service provider. No need to run after boxes and protective equipment, or risk having boxes that are too fragile and unsuitable for the volumes of objects to be moved.
The movers have the means adopted in the event of constraints
The important issues to overcome during a move are often the carrying of heavy or bulky loads, and access difficulties related to the geographical location of the accommodation to be moved, the number of floors … By entrusting your move to a professional, you can be sure that on D-day he will have the equipment and resources necessary to take care of your furniture and boxes safely.
Depending on the difficulties posed by your move, we assign a sufficient number of staff and the right equipment to each project. A move may indeed require the use of specific equipment such as:
- carrying straps for handling heavy loads such as a washing machine, refrigerator, piano.
- tray trolleys, hand trucks, and rolling cabinets …
- a furniture lift or a basket if access is limited by the stairwell …
With a professional mover, you don’t have to break your back carrying too heavy loads and rack your brains to know how to get your old, unremovable wardrobe through the stairs!
You are insured for the risks incurred in the event of damage
The big advantage of using a professional mover is the insurance you get when moving. You rarely think about it when moving on your own, but the risks of damage are multiple when moving:
- injuries and risks associated with carrying heavy loads;
- breakage and deterioration of your personal effects,
- traffic accident with a rental truck …
If you use a professional for your move, you automatically benefit from the contractual liability of the mover. By signing a moving contract, the professional assumes responsibility for the goods that he will take charge of and transport on your behalf. For you, this is the guarantee of being compensated in the event of a claim, unless the cause of the problem is not within its purview (the fault of the customer, defect in the property, case of force majeure).
In view of this guarantee, you must establish a list of your valuables to determine the amount of potential compensation: this is called the declaration of value. In the event of specific risks, the Moving Gentlemen can also offer you damage insurance called MUST insurance capable of providing you with a better guarantee than our basic insurance.
You have a precise idea of the costs necessary for your move
By using a mover, you know precisely with the estimate what the move will cost you, and how the costs are distributed. On the contrary, when moving alone, we are not always aware of the costs associated with renting a truck and equipment such as a freight elevator, purchasing packaging and protection material, or the provision of staff to carry boxes. In some cases,
To find out what a professional move may cost you depending on your project, do not hesitate to contact the Moving Gentlemen to establish a quote. It’s completely free and doesn’t commit you to anything. You will thus be fixed on the costs to be expected and will be able to anticipate the financing of the movie. We offer 5 moving options to help you find the solution that best suits your needs and desires. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details on our services and the moving professionals belonging to our network.