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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Moving Company

Considering hiring professional movers for your upcoming move? We don’t blame you. Moving is no small task. Even people who think they don’t have that much stuff tend to be surprised at how big of a job moving really is.
Of course, many people are turned off by the idea of hiring professional movers. Why would you pay someone to do work you can do yourself? Well, it’s true: there are pros and cons to hiring a professional moving company. We’ve taken the time to highlight a few of them, so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not professional movers are a good investment for you.




Imagine sitting back and letting all the hard work of your move be done for you. That’s the service you get when you hire professional movers. If you really want to hire out the work of your move, you can even pay to have professional movers do all the packing for you. Now that’s luxury!

A job done right.

If you do a move yourself, you may not have all the supplies you need, enough manpower to lift heavy objects, or the knowledge of how to move, pack, or protect certain fragile items. Professional movers have the know-how, the strength, and the supplies to make sure everything goes smoothly during your move.

Solves health challenges.

If you have any sort of health challenge that might make a move difficult (or dangerous), professional movers can be a lifesaver. A bad back, a pregnancy, fatigue from illness, or any other health problem could make professional movers a necessity.




This is usually the biggest drawback for people. They’re hesitant to pay for movers, especially when you know you could do it yourself. Price shop a bit, comparing the prices between different companies, and see if you can find something that works for your budget, before getting too excited about hiring professional movers.


Many moving companies will insure your belongings, so you don’t really have anything to worry about. Despite this, it can be difficult for some people to trust strangers with their possessions, especially the most valuable or sentimental pieces in the home. If you’re truly worried, you can always pack up valuable separately, and store them somewhere else until the movers are finished.


If you need to move on a specific date, or at a specific time, you may find your options limited when it comes to professional movers. Depending on how much advanced notice you give them, they may be able to accommodate your requests, or they may not. Make your decision about using professional movers quickly, so you can start searching for a company for your ideal dates right away.
While some people are hesitant to hire professional moving companies to help them move, other people have said that hiring professional movers was the best decision they could have made. If you’re on the fence, hopefully this list has helped make the decision just a little clearer.
If you’re looking for a storage unit to use during your Phoenix move, be sure to visit Arizona Storage Centers. We have plenty of affordable units in various sizes, and even have climate controlled units for temperature sensitive items. We have locations in Phoenix, Deer Valley, Glendale, Chandler, and Gilbert, so great storage is never too far away. Call us at 480-386-6022 with any questions!

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