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Do you remember the last time you started thinking about moving? If you are like most people, you might be nervous about an upcoming move, since they typically involve a lot of work, packing, heavy lifting, and frustration. Although it might seem difficult to relocate, things don't have to be hard. By understanding the moving process and working with the right people, you can prevent issues in the first place. I wanted to start focusing on creating a positive moving experience for other people, so I started working hard towards creating an excellent website. Read more about moving now and how you can enjoy a happier existence.


Creating A Positive Moving Experience

Keep Your Friends Close And Your Moving Company Closer

Rodney George

Friends should be the people there for you in your times of need. They should be there for your big life events. The should be there as a shoulder to cry one or as a cheerleader when you need a boost. Friends should not move you - ever. It's tempting to get your best buddies together, rent a truck and move house cheap and fast. The problem with that however, is that it doesn't usually go quite so fast and chances are there will be collateral damage, if not to your furniture than perhaps to your friendship. Here is a list of the best reasons to hire the pros.

1. Getting an Early Start

Moving day is long and getting an early start is a no-brainer. Most people like to get the truck loaded and be on their way by noon, this often means an 8:00 am or earlier start. With a professional moving company, you can book your early loading time but your friends may not want to give up their Saturday morning sleep-in. When your help is free you need to be flexible and you may find yourself still moving boxes and furniture long after the sun sets.

2. Damaging the Furniture

Your best buds, although well intentioned are not professionally trained movers and they simply do not have all the equipment and know-how to make the job easier. They may drop furniture, crush boxes or ram into doors and walls. You have to be prepared to carry the cost of broken items when your friends move you. A moving company will not only be less likely to damage your furniture, they will have insurance if something unforeseen does happen.

3. Damaging the Residence

Walls are not as strong as you might think and door frames can be ripped off pretty easily with a ill-placed push or pull. If you are having your friends move you, you could find yourself losing your security deposit in your apartment or repairing and repainting portions of your new house. Again, with a moving company, this kind of damage is rare and if it does happen, they take responsibility for the damage, not you.

4. No Need to "Return the Favor"

When you hire a moving company to do the move for you, you never have to feel obligated to help another person move. When the phone call comes, you simply say, "Hire a pro, that's what I did". There is no arguing with that, and no giving up any of your precious weekend for a couple of slices of cold pizza.

5. Keep your Pals and your Peace of Mind

A bad move can end a friendship. If your pal damages a priceless heirloom or feels taken advantage of, you could possibly lose their friendship forever. A move is not worth this. The cheap becomes very expensive when you think in these terms. Hiring a moving company gives you peace of mind with regard to your belongings and residences and also ensures all your friends will be there smiling and laughing for your housewarming party.

Many people turn to their friends for moving because they think hiring the pros is too expensive. However, when you take other factors into account such as potential damages, time costs, and lost weekends "returning the favor", you make actually find it is not as expensive as you think.  Downsizing and purging so you have less to move and packing boxes yourself can also help lower the price.  Finally, moving companies can vary greatly in terms of cost so get a few estimates and references find one that fits within your budge. For more information, visit websites like