If you’re getting ready to move from your home or apartment, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons of hiring local Pittsburgh movers. Maybe you’re thinking of doing the job yourself. Most people have moved into a college dorm or an apartment with just the help of parents or friends. Here’s what you should know before you make a final decision:
It’s true. You may be thinking, but movers are paid, while I just have to provide my friends and family with pizza. But you still have to rent a vehicle, or stuff as many belongings as you can on a truck, and then make a lot of trips just to transport your belongings. You’re wasting gas and money.
This is the number one reason why people hire a moving company. Loading your boxes and furniture, driving to where you need to go, then unloading your boxes can take an entire weekend – or more likely, a few weeks.
If you have ever moved your belongings to an apartment, you know how hard it is to navigate the tight spots and stairs that seem to be in many smaller living spaces. Asking your two best friends to help you pick up a heavy couch may mean that you’re looking at the possibility of scratching up the walls (or worse), broken dishes or other fragile items, and having too items and not enough time to finish your move. Also, it’s not unusual to hear about someone hurting themselves when moving too-heavy, improperly packed boxes.
Once your boxes are all packed, it’s time to get everything into the moving truck. How exactly do you pack? Should you mix your heavy and light boxes? How will you get so much furniture in the truck? If you’re moving in Pittsburgh, professional movers will use equipment like dollies, ramps, and straps to ensure that your belongings are well cared for both on the ride to your new place and when they are taken from the truck into your new home.
There are many reasons to hire an affordable, professional mover. Don’t make moving a DIY hassle. Use an insured, licensed group like Gardner Moving. If you’re looking for a great experience with local Pittsburgh movers, give us a call. We specialize in residential and commercial moving as well as piano moving.