Do you capitalize on comfort, have you moved more than once in your life, or just don’t feel like doing a do-it-yourself move? We thought! That’s why we made ourselves smart and put together some practical tips for hiring a moving company. Here you can find out what the difference is between a standard move and a comfort move by a professional moving company and what costs you will have to face.
Save your nerves, your back and save some time and energy with professional moving helpers. The completion of the move with the help of a professional moving company at a glance:
The standard move
This variant is most frequently booked for removals: The standard move is about saving you having to lug heavy boxes and transport them.
Booking the moving company
Make sure that you book directly with the moving service you have chosen and not through third-party platforms. These often act as an intermediary between private individuals and moving companies and charge an agency fee.
Not all, but many moving companies, first set up a personal appointment with their client. The scope of the inventory to be transported should be estimated, and the resulting costs should be ascertained. A meeting in advance helps clarify all the important details so that you are not surprised with a higher price in the end.
Transport of your belongings
Carrying heavy pieces of furniture, lugging boxes, and transporting your household items from A to B is taken care of by a professional and experienced removal team. In the case of an offer including a truck from the moving company, the moving company also takes care of setting up no-parking zones – this guarantees easy unloading.
It is also possible to hire moving helpers only for the “hard work,” carrying the moving boxes and furniture, and to carry out the transport with your own vehicle.
Packing and unpacking is your responsibility: with a standard move, you are responsible for the transport-safe packaging of your furniture and household items. This means that the insurance company assumes no liability for any breakages during transport.
The structure is up to you
The haulage professionals are responsible for hauling furniture and boxes, transporting bulky pieces of furniture, and moving pieces of furniture. However, the structure falls back into your area of responsibility: It is the woman / the man yourself!
Of course, booking certain other services such as assembly, clearing out, disposal, and special transports for an additional charge is possible.
If you plan to spend at most a three-digit sum for your move, you are well served with the standard variant. It helps you save time and effort and is quite affordable for normal earners.
The comfort move
This luxury variant is particularly popular with office or company relocations and high-income business people. The comfort move is the all-inclusive package of the professional packing service: It includes planning the move and the transport of your entire inventory, and the careful packing and unpacking of all furniture and items.
The relocation process starts with a tour of the apartment, during which everything is discussed in detail:
- The scope of the inventory to be transported.
- The location of the apartment.
- The distance to the new residence and other circumstances.
After that, the costs for the move can be determined individually.
Alternatively, many providers offer to fill out a list of moving items online and send it to the moving service.
Documentation of the facility
In the old apartment, an inventory is first made and documented photographically how objects are arranged and distributed in the old apartment, and this is exactly how this is set up again in your new home.
The professional moving team is responsible for packing all your belongings to the best of their ability, stowing them in moving boxes, and properly dismantling furniture. The moving company of course provides the packing material.
Transport of your belongings
As with the standard move, the professional moving helpers will take care of the transport of all your household items for you. Adiós heavy boxes and tedious loading!
Unpacking + assembling your furniture
Unpacking made easy: the removal team takes on the responsible task of unpacking your personal belongings and bringing them to the right places in your new home. In addition, your furniture will be reassembled.
But what does it all actually cost?
Despite all the many advantages, a comfortable move remains the most expensive option for organizing a move and is therefore only recommended if you have a correspondingly high income. The comfort variant is worthwhile when moving long distances.
Is it worth investing in a moving company?
Depending on the service you expect, and how much work you are willing to invest yourself in your move, it is now time to decide how deep you want to dig into your pocket. Remember that under certain circumstances, it really pays off to invest in a professional move. After all, a lot and especially heavy stuff accumulate over time. Thanks to their years of training and experience, the professional movers are able to get your move across in the shortest possible time. In addition, you save yourself the organizational effort of a delivery vehicle, which you are responsible for purchasing and returning. The back pain or other distortions the next day are also absent.