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It is normal for people to weigh the options when it comes to moving a home: do it yourself or hiring the services of a professional moving company. Both these options have their pros and cons. The following article provides tips on both those options.
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Professional Moving Companies vs Day Labor

When deciding to move, one may be compelled to take what would be perceived as the cheap and easy way out by employing moving day labor instead of professional movers. What you would soon realize is that while the aforementioned about day laborers may true, you run the risk of losing much more than you paid for in the first instance.

Day laborers are all over the place. They do not always need to set up an office to do business; their business can be located just about anywhere, even from their homes. Like professional movers, they also have access to resources such as moving vehicles and of course people to do manual labor. But when it comes to professionalism and great customer service, that is where the distinction lies.

There are many reasons why you should choose a professional mover over a moving day laborer especially if you have any concerns about the welfare of your household items. Unlike day laborers, professional movers have longevity and are aware of how to carefully treat and remove your items. They are also able to offer you insurance so as to protect your household items in the event that they are damaged during transit to your new home.

Day laborers tend to just appear on the scene without having much professional experience or clients. With that said, they are not in a position to provide you with insurance nor would they even offer to replace your items should they get damaged.

Another good reason for choosing a professional moving company is that all of their movers and truck drivers are stable in their positions and are able to get your moving project done in accordance to their company's rules and policies. Day labor, on the other hand, change their staff all the time and when they do, they are hiring nonprofessionals who do not stay on the job for very long; they leave because of low salary rates or lack of job stability.

You would also find that day laborers tend to move a lot slower than that of professional movers when they are relocating you. Since most of these movers charge per hour, they move at a slower pace so that they can get more money out of you.

Choose a professional mover if you want your household items to be loaded on an appropriately sized vehicle. Day laborers have access to very limited sizes of vehicles. What may happen is that they can easily load your items on a truck that may be too small which can increase the risk of damage. A small vehicle also means that there would be several trips to and from your new home which could also mean that you pay out more money for the move.

Finally, day laborers are not licensed to do business as professional movers; you are hiring them at your own risk. They are also not registered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a company which is able to provide you with information as it regards to the reputation of the moving company.

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