Who needs to hire a professional moving company ANYWHERE or even in South Yorkshire? Right…? Well then why would hundreds of thousands of companies specialize in removals worldwide? In a nutshell PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! So whether you’re moving factory, shop, home or office here’s 7 serious reasons to hire a professional moving company.
OK, green light! contract signed, You’re finally moving – let’s say from West to South Yorkshire. Congrats! But stay grounded. Its time to make executive decisions for glory come moving-time. The most important of these decisions is exactly how to move. So evaluate the scope of your operation. Look around! It probably won’t all fit in a duffel bag. But still you could do it yourself or simply hire help… Expert help. Yes! A professional moving company.
So just as you wouldn’t settle for a novice to clean your office. Surely you wouldn’t want newbies moving your hard earned hardware? So why is experience so major?
- Anticipation of Disasters
A professional moving company knows from the get-go what could go wrong. Also when it’s likely to happen. And most importantly ‘why‘, to prevent it from occurring. Let’s take a real-life example:
Disaster: Tripping, slipping or falling whilst carrying a moving box. So breaking the contents therein.
When it could occur: Almost any time on moving day.
Why could it happen: Lack of care taken to clear pathways. Wet or uneven surfaces. Or even inappropriate footwear.
So from this example it’s clear. Reasons for many a disaster returns to inexperience. Something expected from novices or DIY-ers but not from a professional removals company. Choosing between professionals and DIY returns to being serious about moving. Carelessness causes accidents and beginners can be care-free. So choose wisely.
- Planning and Preparation
In addition a professional moving company has procedures for conducting moves. They also come with the relevant tools. This expert planning and equipment is an edge that is difficult to match. In opposition, a novice or DIY-er would come well-equipped to improvise. So which approach do you expect to be a success?
Yes, your looking for genuine service providers, not scammers, cowboys or pirates! Here are just two questions to help determine credibility:
- Are they online?
Can’t find any mention of the moving company online!? Firstly this is a clear lack of professionalism. But even more worryingly it may be a SCAM. Be smart! Do they have a website?… And know that a professional moving company would have a professional website, which should feature customer testimonials and reviews. Also look for where you can request a free quotation! Yes free. Scammers want money up front. Whilst a professional removals company wants customer satisfaction. So request a free-quotation.
- Do they have a landline phone number?
Both scammers and a professional moving company would have a phone number. But a professional removals company would have a landline. So call them up! Call all and any numbers they have and actively listen to them on the phone. Feel free to be frank. A professional moving company would have excellent customer service. Also asking frank questions would be normal to them having dealt with different clientele. Whilst scammers are more likely to try and sell you a dream. So be alert!
Google’s dictionary defines ‘reliability‘, as the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well. So after determining the credibility of a removals company check how they perform. Again this research depends on what you can find out about them. Reading the removal companies reviews should give you an idea about their standard of performance.
Dividing labour-tasks between a given group speeds things up! Different industries, companies and workers executing specific tasks to optimize output. So what does this mean? This means it would be difficult to deliver an office move like a professional removals company. And more further is doing it faster than them. Why? Many reasons:
- A professional moving company can commit more workers to the job.
- A professional moving company’s workers are trained and less like to cause blunders. Blunders cause delays, setbacks lost time and money.
- A professional moving company knows that your not in need of taking absolutely everything. They understand when to reduce, reuse and recycle. Not taking everything speeds things up!
- A professional moving company comes prepared with packaging materials. DIYing-it means sourcing your own. again more valuable time lost researching.
- A professional moving company comes with relevantly sized vehicles. DIYing-it means renting your own. And guess who’s driving!??
- A professional moving company has time-saving technical knowledge of removing and transporting awkwardly-shaped objects. DIYing-it means time-wasting trial and error.
So clearly out-sprinting a professional removals company in a removals race is no Yorkshire Pudding. It’s simply what they do! Their brisk timing gets you back up and running in no-time.
Health and Safety
A professional moving company is up to date with health and safety law. So what’s the law:
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act (1974) requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks.
Employees have a duty not to put themselves or others in danger, and must use any
safety equipment provided.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) require
employers to assess risks (including slip and trip risks) and, where necessary, take action to address them.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require floors to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. People should be able to move around safely.
So a professional moving company’s workers would be trained and competent. Additionally they would have health and safety as a high priority. Why? Their business depends on the physical fitness of their workers. So risk assessments and safe systems of work are a given. Whereas DIY-ers often are unaware of their duty of care. A recipe for regrets, possible lawsuits and sweats.
Moving out means a degree of monetary investment. The degree of this investment depends on the scope of the operation. DIYing-it means purchasing packaging supplies. So how would an inexperienced eye estimate exact supply quantities? Likewise knowing the exact supplies and best value-for-money brands requires experience. Therefore this results in many issues:
- Over-spending – buying too much of given supplies. Buying given supplies at high-prices due to lack of market knowledge.
- Under-spending – buying too little of given supplies. So back to the store for more!
- Buying low quality supplies which may cause damages. Thus increasing costs further.
Meanwhile a professional moving company would know exactly which supplies are required. Also a professional removals company would purchase their supplies at wholesale prices. This reduction in their costs could then be passed on to their customers. More savings. C’mon!
Additionally, DIY-ers would have to rent their own vehicles. Some rental companies may restrict rentals to at least 24hrs. This could mean loosing money due to rental vehicles being used for only a fraction of the rental duration.
Ultimately a professional removals company can provide all services relevant to your move at a given price. Whilst an exact calculation of costs may not be possible when DIYing-it.
Peace of Mind
Moving can be an extremely stressful experience and almost something is bound to go wrong. This is due to the many variables and possible outcomes come moving-day. However hiring a professional moving company limits the room for error. Why? It’s their job to make your moving experience as stress free as possible. They do the planning. They ask the important questions that may never even come to your mind. Questions to gauge your precise requirements. The goal? Your peace of mind.
Thank you for reading this JR Special: 7 Reasons to hire a Professional Moving Company. And yes, it’s possible to move yourself. But somethings are best left to those who know. So if you value your precious time, health and capital, then there’s only one choice for you. Take a stress-free route to your new lease in life. Hire a professional moving company today. Let them get you to your new venue!