In life and love, there would be times we need to let go and embrace the prospect of moving on. Definitely, it is not an easy choice, neither it is convenient. Moving on, in life and in love, always entails risks. Anything unforeseen scares us, however moving on has to be done; sticking it out in a situation or in a relationship that is bound to fail is futile.
And just like in love, moving on is easier, the experience better when done with someone who you can trust. Just like moving on to a new location, we need the help of professional movers, lest we take all of the difficulty upon ourselves. Oftentimes, the load, no matter how heavy, becomes lighter when shared.
Which one pays in the end?
Moving companies provide us with the help we need when it’s time to move. They take care of all the hassles in moving, however they differ in the degree of assistance they can provide. This is so because we also have different needs and demands; moving companies wanting to customize their service around our needs have designed service packages for us to choose from. Some movers will necessitate all tasks involved with moving, while others prefer to deliver only those we specifically require. The cost of moving service differs along this line, too. However, it is best to calculate the nitty-gritty involved in the whole process of moving – from packing to loading, to unloading and unpacking – to wisely determine if the few dollars we try to save by cutting corners with a moving company, compensate us in the long run.
The right approach to managing the dilemma in moving is not to ask what type of mover do we need, rather ask what our needs are when we move. When we identify the need, we readily take notice of the exact solution to it.
Here are the three (3) most common options when moving:
Full Service moving companies provide everything that pertains to moving from point of origin to point of destination. Basically, it includes packing and unpacking, loading and unloading of your belongings, actual transporting and the incidental measures you need to consider, like insurance, to safeguard your belongings against damage or loss.
Full Service Option relieves you from the hassle of making arrangements yourself, and saves you the time, effort and peace of mind that you rightfully deserve as you prepare yourself to meet the challenges in your new destination. It comes with its commensurate price, too.
Self-Service Moving Option is a cross-breed between full-service and do-it-yourself option in which main tasks are shared by both the moving company and the client, obviously, for practical reasons. When distance is only short, this is a very reasonable option.
Packing and unpacking, loading and unloading are tasks to be undertaken by the client, while the moving company oversees transport.
Self-Service Option is cheap and allows you to manage your belongings well, making sure they get into the box you identify specifically, for easy retrieval later.
Do-It-Yourself Option is self-explanatory. It entails all the time, efforts and logistics involve in moving. It becomes a wise option only when friends and family come to your rescue, otherwise the money you can save may not be enough to assuage you of the sweat, pulled muscles and aching knees you will bear in the course of your transfer and after.
But where is the art?
It’s on how you see the whole prospect of moving which gives it the color of experience – would you make it an activity where you and your family can look back to with sense of enjoyment and fun in anticipation of great things to come or another drab activity that reminds them of how temporary most good things in life can become. Your choice.