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Moving Choices – What Movers Take vs What You Take

You have moving choices when you hire a mover.  Not just who to hire, but what items to have them take vs what you take on your own.  The choice of who to hire is easy!  Choose B&K Movers for all your local moves, junk removal, whole house cleanouts and light demolition.

But when it comes time to decide what you want to move yourself and what we should move for you, that is up to you.  The following are some great tips to help you decide.

When planning a move, it’s essential to decide which items to move yourself and which ones to hire a professional mover for. Making this decision can help streamline the moving process and ensure the safety of your belongings. Here’s a general guideline to help you determine what to move yourself and what to hire a mover for:

Items to Move Yourself

  • Personal Items: Clothes, toiletries, important documents, and other personal items are best packed and moved by yourself to ensure their safety and security.
  • Valuables: Items of high monetary or sentimental value, such as jewelry, family heirlooms, and important documents, should be personally transported.
  • Perishable Items: If you’re moving locally, it’s best to transport perishable items such as food, plants, and other similar goods in your personal vehicle.

Items to Hire a Mover to Move

  • Furniture: Large and heavy furniture pieces such as sofas, beds, dining tables, and cabinets are best handled by professional movers due to their size and weight.
  • Appliances: Professional movers are equipped to safely disconnect, transport, and reconnect appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, and dishwashers.
  • Fragile Items: Fragile items such as glassware, artwork, mirrors, and delicate electronics should be handled by experienced movers to minimize the risk of damage during transit.
  • Specialty Items: If you have specialty items such as a piano, pool table, or large safe, it’s advisable to enlist the services of movers with expertise in handling such items.
  • Heavy Boxes: Large and heavy boxes that are difficult to handle should be moved by professional movers to prevent strain or injury.

Considerations for DIY Moving

  • Cost: Moving some items yourself can help reduce moving costs, especially if you’re capable of transporting them with your personal vehicle.
  • Time and Effort: Moving certain items yourself can save time and effort, especially if they are easily manageable and do not require specialized equipment.

Considerations for Hiring Professional Movers

  • Expertise and Equipment: Professional movers have the expertise and equipment to handle large and heavy items with care, ensuring their safe transport.
  • Insurance: Reputable moving companies often provide insurance coverage for your belongings during the move, offering financial protection in case of any damage or loss.

By considering these guidelines, you can make an informed decision about what items to move yourself and what items to hire a mover to move, ensuring a smooth and efficient relocation process while safeguarding your belongings.

Your Delaware County Movers

At B&K Movers in Havertown, PA, we appreciate you and Your business!  And we appreciate that moving can be a challenge! We love our clients and want to ensure their move is as stress-free as possible. And we take pride in making sure we help to protect all your assets.  We hope to pick B&K when you are choosing the right movers!

Properly pack and protect your valuables.  When you are packing, make sure you have sturdy boxes and double tape the bottoms.  Don’t over pack the boxes.  Keep them to a manageable weight.  And make sure items in the boxes, which are fragile, are wrapped well with packing paper or bubble wrap.  Label every box with it’s intended location.  For a listing of supplies offered by B&K, click HERE.

Please look for more tips in our next blog! At B & K Movers, we treat your possessions as if they are Our own!  Additionally, We are insured, friendly and experienced.   So if you are planning to move soon, please give us a call!  Visit our website’s Blog – Movin’ On Up for more tips and information.  And please follow / like us on FaceBook and Instagram!

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