Here are some reasons why you should use a professional moving company to enhance your moving experience and also what to look for when choosing a local moving company.
Save yourself the extra hassle
With all the other things you have to worry about, you want to reduce the workload ahead of you, as you are going to be very busy. Choose a professional moving company and you will save time packing (if you choose that option), as well as any risk of damage, as you will not have the experience that a reputable moving company has. It's the safest way to plan your next move.
If you try to move everything yourself, you probably won't have many people to help you pack and move, as there are few or no friends to help you in those situations; Not to mention the lead time you will need to purchase moving supplies.
Professional movers have the experience required, they have the tools, the trucks or vans, they have everything you need to move. Now imagine getting all those things yourself? When you consider these simple things, hiring a professional moving service can save you time, money, and hassle. Keep it simple, leave it to the professionals.
What to look for in a moving service
I would advise looking for a service that offers free moving quotes or estimates, as this will make your decision much easier. If you can get quotes online, it simplifies the process, making it easy to return at least 2-3 quotes with no obligation.
Make sure everything is included in the price. You don't want to find a company that charges more for moving supplies (like moving boxes or blankets), for example. Make sure they own their own trucks and are not just renting them for the day, that assures you that they are running a professional operation.
That summary is a suggestion. Following those simple steps will surely ease your moving experience.