All Moving Labor is Not Created Equal04/14/2018When faced with the task of moving, you might find yourself thinking, "I'd rather not lift that," and "I don't want to take 40 trips up and down the stairs." With that in mind, you might be ready to let anyone lug those boxes for you. It doesn't matter who does it, as long as you don't have to do it, right? Not so fast. Just because someone can carry boxes and is willing to carry boxes, doesn't mean you should let them carry your boxes. Keep in mind: you're letting these people into your home. They are putting their hands on everything you own. It can't be just anyone. Here are a few things to consider when choosing moving labor to ensure safety and security for you and your belongings. Professionally Certified This is a key requirement. Professionally certified movers have gone through extensive background screening, so you know they are who they say they are, and they can be trusted. Never hire a mover without this certification. It's essential for your own peace of mind. Years of Experience If you accept a neighbor's offer to help you move or hire the cheapest moving labor you can find on Craigslist, you're opening yourself up to some risks. Even if everyone is perfectly trustworthy, they don't necessarily have the required experience when it comes to moving heavy furniture, boxes, and more. What would happen if one of them scratches the wall with the couch? What would happen if they drop your grandmother's dishes? And do they know how to load it all in the truck to maximize the space and prevent shifting that could cause breakage? Experience is especially important if you're also looking for packing and unpacking services. There's a right way (and a wrong way) to pack glass, crystal, rugs, bulky furniture, appliances, and more. Pieces that are too large to be boxed should be carefully padded. Making rookie mistakes (or simply being lazy) in this area could cause damage to or complete destruction of your favorite items. We've been doing this for more than 40 years. We can pack and move even the most delicate, oddly shaped, or priceless belongings safely and efficiently from Point A to Point B. Properly Uniformed Picture this: It's moving day. There's someone in athletic wear boxing books in the living room. There's someone in jeans packing dishes in the kitchen. And there's someone in cargo pants carrying your television out of the bedroom. All normal, right? Except one of them isn't even a mover. It's just a guy who saw an open door and some distracted owners, and he decided to help himself to a new TV. This is why it's essential to work with properly uniformed movers. You know exactly who is part of the process and who is not--and it makes it far less likely that someone who's not would dare make an attempt to "help" you move. Uniforms may seem like a small touch, but they're an important one. Plus, it's just more professional. A uniform is another indication that your movers are serious about what they do--it's not just a hobby. Your movers are doing a job, but it's a very personal one. You're entrusting them with everything you own, everything that makes your house feel like home. Don't turn that over to just anybody. Whether you need moving labor to transport the furnishings of a one-bedroom apartment or an entire office complex, we've got you covered with experienced, certified, and uniformed movers. Relieve some of the stress of moving by hiring a moving company who cares about your move as much as you do. Click here to contact us for an estimate or to learn more about safe, efficient moving.