Pitfalls of Asking Your Friends to Help You Move in Toronto

Asking Your Friends to Help you Move

We come across a number of clients daily who have had bad experiences moving with friends. Their expectation is a successful move on a small budget, but the reality can turn out to be quite a different story. The contrast between asking your friends to help you move vs. hiring professional Toronto movers is like night and day.

The success of a move in Toronto, ON or elsewhere in Canada is usually defined as getting all of your belongings from your previous residence into your new home in a one day time-frame, without damage to your belongings or either property. When you consider that the typical 3 bedroom, 2,000 sq. foot home takes a professional moving crew two trips in a moving truck and 10-12 hours to move, you can quickly understand how wide the margin for error is.

Knowing how to pack a moving truck efficiently, how to quickly estimate load and unload times for planning, and being able to organize a workforce in the most efficient way possible takes years of training and is not nearly as easy as it seems. Not knowing the proper techniques and the correct angles to use when lifting furniture through tight spaces – such as stairways and door frames – usually results in a lot of wasted time with trial and error as well.

If damaging your furniture or your home is a concern, you should never move yourself. Damage is the most common and expected result when organizing your own move, and if you are not comfortable with your items or your home being damaged, this is not the route to take. Professional Toronto movers are trained experts in techniques specific to every piece of furniture they encounter (and every environment), and that level of expertise comes only after several years in the industry.

As far as budget is concerned, remember that moving yourself is far from cost-prohibitive. Your major expense will be renting a moving truck and any equipment necessary to aid in the move. When done properly, completing a move requires not only a truck but several moving dollies, 80-100 professional-grade moving blankets, tie down straps, shrink-wrap, mattress covers, wardrobe boxes, and tools, all of which will need to be purchased or rented.

While having your friends and family there to help is a great idea, they are also far from a “free” labour force. Aside from the implied obligation to provide food and refreshments during the process, most people will also feel compelled to entertain the people who helped out during the process and provide dinner (and possibly drinks) afterward. Combine all of these factors with the financial cost related to repairing damages, and your labour force is not as cheap as you previously imagined.

The bottom line is that the last thing you want on a day that is already full of stress is an additional headache to deal with. Your time, money, and energy are all very valuable, and hiring professional movers often saves you all three.

About Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto

Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto is a professional moving and storage company operating out of Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, providing high quality local and long distance moving services throughout the GTA, Southern Ontario and across Canada. Thanks to our country-wide network we are also able to service our clients’ long distance moving needs throughout Canada. By helping to educate our clients on topics that can help them plan and execute a successful move, we are fulfilling our directive of taking the stigma out of hiring professional movers, and helping to make the moving process a stress free experience overall. To hear first-hand about our high quality moving services, please visit Homestars page where you can read reviews on our company submitted by many of our satisfied customers.

Call Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto (647) 344-1554 or Toll Free: 1 ( 877) 399-1315 for a FREE Consultation in regards to your residential or office moving needs to and from the GTA and Metro Toronto area.

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