Cheap Moving may not be so Cheap
Moving can be stressful.
While people like new opportunities and a new apartment or house, they don’t like the work involved with moving their stuff to another location. So what do people do?
They get someone else to do the moving for them.
When looking for a moving company, the most important elements to look for are price, trust, and insurance.
Going the cheap moving route might mean getting a group of college guys that one finds on Craigslist who offers the lowest price, but where will they be when a couch is damaged or something irreplaceable?
A friend with a truck may do it for all the beer in the world, but how many trips will that take? Also, the onus still lies on the person moving and the friend to do the heavy lifting.
The best scenario would be a company of professionals, insured for safety, with reasonable prices. Coupling all of those scenarios in a company that would also offer storage, in the off chance one’s new apartment or home is smaller or the spouse does not want the garage to be filled with stuff like the last place. (It’s not until one starts going through everything that one notices a true accumulation of goods over the years. As people, we accumulate great amounts of things, no matter how unlike those people on ‘Hoarders’ we may be. The closets are full, the garage is full, the shed out back is full. In an effort to cut down on the goods we have collected and the space they take up in our lives, we need to move things into a storage unit.
While every once in a while, a purging fire cleans a forest and grows back its trees stronger and more full, so too should one purge oneself of all unnecessary items. However, that does not mean that all items should be discarded and one should live an ascetic life. In an effort to hold onto possessions and memories but still maintain a household free of superfluous clutter, a storage facility becomes necessary.
Going the cheap moving route might also overlook insurance. What is the importance of insurance from a moving company? Things are replaceable, to be sure. But who wants to pay for a new television when one is not needed? Having an insured mover is extremely important. People exist that do not feel the need to get insurance, that insurance is not needed, until their items break or someone breaks said items. Only then, do the “No” people become “Yes, please” people when it comes to insurance. After one too many accidents damaging items, one becomes aware of value. While a 12 pack of beer for your buddy may be cheaper short term, not having to worry about the hassles of moving all the items, risking injury and damage to said items, becomes cheaper in the long run.
If one is looking for cheap moving in Ventura, California, one would be smart to go with a company like Hilford Moving. A licensed Allied Van Lines company, Hilford is uniquely positioned to not only have a reputation built over the past 80+ years, but also the reputation of Allied Van Lines.