On average, some 43 million people in this country move home each year. This equates to about 17% of the entire population. Usually, people move because they have found a better neighborhood or home to live in. Out of those who move, 85% of them do so within state. 13% move out of state and the final 2% move abroad. Moving from one home to another home is always stressful. In fact, it is the third most stressful thing in a person’s life, after a bereavement or critical illness and a wedding. In order to make sure that you don’t make your stress levels rise too much, you should consider finding the best movers Arlington VA has to offer. Here are three reasons why.
- Moving Can at Times Be Dangerous
Moving home is heavy physical labor, regardless of whether you move next door or to the other side of the planet. Strained backs are very common. Because you have to lift furniture, boxes and various other items, you will be stressing your back, particularly because you are unlikely to have been trained in moving and handling. Broken or sprained fingers and toes are also quite common. This happens when people drop moving boxes or struggle to get things through doorways. If you hire a moving company, they will take care of all the heavy lifting as they are trained to do so safely.
- Moving Is Very Stressful
As already stated, moving is incredibly stressful. You have to pack everything, plan everything, say goodbye to people, meet new people, sort out hundreds of bills, forward your mail, make sure that your address details (online and physical) are updated in various locations and more. And there will always be complications along the way. This is both physically and emotionally taxing. Making sure that at least one element is arranged properly by professionals means that you have more time to focus on all the other things.
- Moving Costs a Lot of Money
A lot of people choose not to work with professional moving companies because they cost money. While this is certainly true, you have to ask yourself whether it isn’t still worth it. The fact that you save a lot of time and energy and end up much less stressed is perhaps hard to express in money, but you should try to put a value on it. Then, there is the fact that in almost every move, and particularly the DIY moves, something breaks. You won’t be insured for this, meaning you will be out of pocket. Plus, you will always have to spend some money for things like packaging materials, a self-hire van, fuel and more. As such, it may be true that a professional moving company costs money, it may actually be cheaper to hire one regardless. Plus, the reality is that moving home will always cost money, no matter how you do it.
As you can see, working with a professional moving company is a great idea.