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Originally Posted On: Moving During Economic Hardship: Why Hire Movers? (benhur.com)
If you’re facing eviction or foreclosure, or a position where you’re forced from your home or apartment because you can’t afford to live there, your situation is dire. The last thing you want to do is incur another expense—every dollar in your pocket is precious. For many people, the thought of hiring a moving company during these hard times doesn’t even cross their mind. But it should. Despite being another expense, it’s a cost-efficient one that can ease the burden of the hard times you’re struggling through.
Packing and moving takes time you don’t have
If you’re unexpectedly forced to move, you need to make the most of every moment—without getting bogged down by stress and worry. When time is of the essence, rely on professional movers to pack and move your personal belongings. Here are some of the ways an experienced moving company can simplify the process:
- The professionals have packed and moved items of all shapes and sizes. They know how to consolidate your belongings and secure them in as few boxes as possible—even large, heavy or odd-shaped items.
- Speaking of boxes, even the smallest of moves requires plenty of supplies and equipment. Boxes, packing tape, dollies and moving blankets are just a few of the tools of the trade. Movers have all these things on hand, saving you the cost of buying or renting them.
- Filling a moving truck with boxes and bulky items is a lot like solving a complex puzzle. On top of that, renting and driving the truck on your own is a hassle. You save time and stress by leaving it to the experts.
- Maneuvering bulky or heavy belongings through doorways and down steps is a tricky task. From navigating a sofa through the front door to carrying multiple boxes up and down stairs, experienced professionals know how to do it without damaging your items or your residence. This is crucial when you need to move quickly.
Focus on downsizing while someone else packs and moves
Whether you’re moving to build up your bank account or you’re facing an unexpected eviction, leaving your current home behind can be an emotional experience. No one wants to downsize on top of losing their residence, but it can be a smart way to shed unnecessary weight. Downsizing is also one of the best ways to reduce housing expenses and get your finances back on track.
While you downsize, movers can pack. It’s a division of labor that sees the items you want to keep handled properly while you sell and say goodbye to everything that’s not making the trip.
Out of your living situation and into a storage unit
When moving due to unexpected financial circumstances, many people find that a temporary storage unit is a big help. While you’ll be able to take smaller personal items and some moving boxes with you, you’ll need a place to store larger things like furniture, appliances and even family heirlooms. Storage is convenient, secure and accommodating in a pinch.
As you transition to life in a new home, self-storage comes in handy. Many facilities offer month-to-month rental agreements, allowing you to take the time you need to get settled in your new place and move things in gradually. You’re free to grab whatever you need at the times that are most convenient for you.
Bottom line: Keeping your items in a secure, safe storage facility gives you great peace of mind during a stressful, unexpected move.
Hiring movers is a practical expense
Ben Hur Moving understands the struggle you face when you’re forced to leave your home. We strive to make this difficult time as simple as possible. Contact us to help you pack and move your items into storage while you get back on your feet. We’re an affordable moving company and offer the option to move your items into NYC Mini Storage for two free months. It’s the least we can do to lend a helping hand in your time of need.