If you’re getting ready to move, you might feel like you need to tackle the process on your own. After all, it’s your stuff and you want it to arrive safely at your new home, right? But tackling a move without professional training in moving best practices is not only highly inefficient; it can be downright dangerous too. Not only might you injure yourself during the process but there’s also a high probability that your belongings will incur damage in transport — neither of which is ideal.

Fortunately, full-service, professional movers and packers take the stress out of household relocations. They’ll tackle the entire process for you, from beginning to end. The best part? You barely have to lift a finger if you don’t want to (beyond transporting a few items your movers can’t touch, of course).

The experts at Ace Moving & Warehousing explain the many benefits of hiring professional movers and packers below.

Professional Packing Provides Excellent Protection for Your Belongings

You might be capable of packing your belongings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re capable of protecting them properly. Professional movers and packers, on the other hand, are specifically trained on packing best practices to ensure high-level protection for even your most fragile items.

Not only are professional movers trained to pack your things properly and securely, but they’re also extremely efficient. While it might take you a few hours to pack and load a single room, the pros can get it done in half the time or less.

You Don’t Have to Worry About Purchasing Moving Supplies

One of the most tedious parts of moving is determining how much packing supplies your move requires. If you don’t get enough, you’ll make multiple, unnecessary trips to the moving supply store. If, on the other hand, you purchase a large quantity of supplies and don’t need them all, you’ll end up with a surplus that can be a pain to get rid of. Not to mention, you’ll waste money in the process.

For what they are, moving supplies at a retail outlet can be pretty pricey, especially if you’re moving a multi-bedroom home. But when you opt for full moving and packing services, the cost of supplies is included in your estimate. Certain companies also discount supplies slightly (over what they would cost at retail) when you opt for a full-service package.

You Dramatically Reduce Your Risk of Injuries

Moving never comes without the risk of physical injury. Even professional movers and packers take on that risk when they move your belongings. That said, the pros understand how to safely move large, bulky, and heavy items and they have the proper equipment to do it efficiently.

Do you feel comfortable moving your washer and dryer or your refrigerator? Are you strong enough to load those items on an appliance dolly and get them inside a moving truck? What about pricey furniture, a piano, your flat-screen TV, or other expensive, fragile items? If the thought of preparing these things for transport and loading them onto a truck gives you pause, it’s best to leave the job to the pros.

Your Belongings Are Covered By Insurance

When you hire professional movers and packers to conduct your relocation, your belongings are automatically covered by liability insurance. Full-service packages may come with additional insurance coverage, or you may need to add that on to your contract.

When you choose a DIY move, however, you’ll be on the hook for any damage your belongings incur during transport. If you own a lot of expensive stuff, it’s in your best interest to hire a professional moving company to protect it.

Professional Movers Can Transport Your Items to a Storage Facility

If you’re downsizing your living space but can’t part with some of your infrequently used belongings, you may want to consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit. Temperature and humidity control will protect your items from deterioration while they sit in storage. And when you decide to collect those things, they’ll be in the same condition they were when you last saw them.

The great thing about full-service professional movers is that they’ll transport your belongings wherever you need them to go. If you don’t want to go out of your way to take things to storage, your movers can do it for you. There’s less hassle involved for you, and less of a damage risk to your precious belongings during the transport and unloading process.

You Don’t Have to Take Personal Time to Pack and Transport Your Things

Planning your life in a new location and taking care of all the necessary paperwork, address changes, utility changes, etc. is stressful and time consuming on its own. Why add to that stress by piling a DIY move on your plate?

When you hire full-service movers, you’ll spend far less of your valuable free time preparing for your relocation. Keep in mind, though, that there are several items that movers cannot or choose not to transport, either because federal law prohibits them to do so, or because those items are extremely valuable.

You’ll need to take care of the packing and transport process for these items, but beyond that, you won’t have to invest your personal time in packing, loading, or unpacking your things.

Ace Moving & Warehousing: Your Twin Cities Source for High-Quality, Professional Movers

If you’re ready to experience the smoothest relocation of your life, get in touch with our team at Ace Moving & Warehousing. Since 1958, we’ve specialized in full moving and packing services, storage solutions, custom crating, and a variety of other moving services designed to streamline your relocation and free up your time. To get a fast moving quote or learn more about how we can help you, give us a call today at 763-755-2045 or send us a message online.