When I told my husband that I got promoted and that we would be moving across the country, you should have seen the look on his face. He was clearly devastated, and I didn't know what to do to make it better. Instead of focusing on the negative things, I started working with him to help him to overcome his grief. We talked about how we could stay in close touch with family and friends, and how to make the move less stressful than other moves in the past. This blog is all about moving without the hassle and heartache.
Should you use local movers or national movers for your big household move? Both types of professional services have advantages and disadvantages, but in some situations, a local moving service may be the most useful choice. What situations might be perfect for local pros? Here are three of the most common.
1. A Budget Move
Do you need to keep moving costs down? Then you may find that local moving services provide more ways to do so. Because they often work on a "per hour" basis rather than a fixed quote, you have more opportunities to cut the labor costs. They also know the area better, and so they can cut travel time and the actual hauling of your goods in unusual situations. And without large overhead expenses or a franchise to pay for, their rates are often lower.
2. Difficult Destinations
The more complicated it will be to maneuver around your current home or your new destination, the more helpful locals will be. City dwellers may face traffic snarls, parking challenges, local ordinances or zoning restrictions during the move, and construction or temporary closures. A local moving pro knows the area and can help avoid these unwanted problems that can delay your work.
3. Variables in Your Move
Are there a surprising amount of unknown variables involved in your move? Problems can add up as you approach moving day that often call for flexibility and the ability to make decisions and changes on the go. Your new house could fall through at the last minute. You might have difficult items that you don't fully understand how they will be moved. Or you may not know how much or how little you can get done in advance of the movers' arrival.
In all these situations, what you need is someone with the authority and personal service to be able to adjust to whatever comes their way. A large mover is generally more fixed in their services, less able to make last-minute changes, and less likely to adjust your pricing based on new factors.
Does your move fall into any of these categories? Regardless of the obstacles you face, finding the right moving partner will help you meet and beat them. And in many cases, that partner should be a local moving service that works in the area. Learn more about how they can help in your specific circumstances by making an appointment today.Share
26 October 2020