With commercial movers, large scale moves often take place involving hundreds of desks, heavy equipment, IT equipment, as well as tremendous numbers of files and even corporate art from time to time. Residential movers, although from time to time tasked with moving a priceless heirloom painting or a quite-heavy piano, normally spend the bulk of their time moving furniture, beds, appliances and heavier toys and games for families and individuals. But why use residential movers in the first place? Should not a man or woman or even family be able to move their own furnishings by themselves, either with their own vehicles or with rented trucks, etc.?
Undoubtedly, many families and single people DO move their own furnishings and possessions. Many folks have large pick-up trucks, SUVs and vans so their task is easier than for most people who don’t drive vehicles that can accommodate the transport of large items – one reason why professional movers are so often used today.
Even so, many families and individuals today are less inclined to move their own furnishings and home décor than in the past. This is due to several reasons. First off, movers today receive special training on lifting heavy items so as to not receive any injuries, and are also stronger than office-working individuals more times than not. Due to their physical prowess, customers are more likely to turn to these professional residential movers to handle their heavy possessions.
Secondly, as mentioned above, without a vehicle that can handle large items – say a pick-up truck, van, mini-van or even a large SUV, it’s simply impossible to move large items such as sofas, love seats, armoires, etc. Residential movers arrive armed with large semi-trucks that can handle all manner of large items – from weight benches and refrigerators to pianos and computer stations. Without these large vehicles and their hauling capacities, it’s simply not possible to transport larger items. As anyone who has ever owned a pick-up truck will tell you, having a vehicle that can move large items is a real lifesaver and is often requested by friends for their moves, to the chagrin of the truck’s owner!
Residential movers are also ably assisted by equipment made and designed for the moving experience. Dollies, ramps, mechanical straps, even pneumatic lifting tools are all tools of the trade that pro moving companies use on a daily basis to not only make their work easier but safer as well. Imagine trying to move a full-size piano with only yourself and two helpers…especially going up or down a flight of stairs! It’s no wonder that wise consumers turn to pro movers to handle such strenuous and even dangerous jobs, especially if they wish their beloved items to remain intact and undamaged in a move.
Lastly, today’s working couple or individual has much to at their own jobs, and will usually hire a residential moving team to handle the arduous and laborious task of moving all their possessions so that they can continue working at their jobs and trust the expert movers to take care of their possessions professionally. The old adage, “if you want something done right, do it yourself” certainly does not apply to the home-moving process!