Do your Body a Favor and Hire a Moving Company
Every inch of your belongings need to be packed up whether you are moving across the country or across town. The big question then is ‘do I attempt to move myself or hire professional movers’?
A lot will depend on how much you have to move, the type of items you are moving and quite frankly the health of your back and knees. While you think you are saving a lot of money by going the do-it-yourself route, in the long run that may not be the case when you consider possible injuries incurred while attempting to handle it on your own. The professionals at Suburban Solutions moving service believe they can remove some of the stress related to moving day so you can focus on the million and one other details that need your attention.
Items that should definitely be handled by professional Washington DC movers include:
- Pianos or other large musical instruments
- Antiques — professional movers understand how to pack your valuable antiques and have the right materials available to make sure they arrive exactly as they left
- Large furniture — attempting to move large, heavy items can have not-so-pleasant outcomes. The furniture can easily become damaged with one wrong move.
- Hot tubs
A consequence of moving yourself can result in extreme wear and tear on your body — Incorrectly lifting and twisting for countless hours can do damage to your knees, back or arms that in the long run can be more costly than hiring a professional moving service.
Professional movers are just that — professional. They know what size box works for each of your items. They use paper and bubble wrap and be certain your items do not break during transport. It is important to use the right size box and pack heavier items in the bottom of the box so that when and if items settle, nothing is broken.
Moving boxes and furniture up and down stairs, in and out of the truck and coordinating how the truck is packed is best left up to a professional moving service. Packing a moving truck is a lot like playing a game of tetris. Movers do this every day and are very skilled at packing boxes, furniture, and everything else so that there is minimal shifting during the drive to your new location. They use furniture pads, bungee cords, and rope to skillfully balance your belongings while making sure everything fits snuggly on the truck.
Professional movers are also very cognizant of how they treat your floors — moving out as well as moving in. Your floors will be protected by plastic and/or cardboard, including your stairs. Movers are trained to be super careful to not mark up or damage your walls. Do-it-yourself movers may not be as careful, primarily because most homeowners lack the experience of moving multiple boxes and furniture items in and out of homes.
Do yourself a favor and reach out for estimates from several recommended moving services. If you choose to move yourself, remember Pain & Arthritis Relief Center knee doctors are there to help undo the damage you may incur during all the heavy lifting.