Why hiring movers is a must for apartment-dwellers in Toronto

Moving to a new city or new neighbourhood is an exciting and fun time in your life, especially your destination is Toronto. You’ve found your new apartment and all your preparations have been made, but you’re not sure if you want to get your friends and family to help, or hire a moving company.

Sure, exchanging beer and pizza for your friends’ trucks and muscles sound appealing, but the fact is that friends aren’t just unreliable – they’re lazy. Based on experience, chances off they’ll take off with the beer and pizza before the move is done.

Moving companies cost more than a large pizza and a 12-pack, but it’s worth it. Here are 4 reasons why you should take the plunge and hire movers.

You can save a lot of time

Even though you think you don’t have a lot of stuff, you definitely have a lot of stuff. Most moving experiences take at least a full day, if not more, and by the end of it, everyone is exhausted. With friends, you’ll be organizing people, keeping everyone on track, and putting in your fair share of effort.

The great thing about hiring movers is that they do this on a daily basis and they know the best ways to be as fast as possible. Get your stuff settled down and packed away, then leave it to the pros. Remember, your time should be spent wisely, just like money.

Your friends will like you more

We’ve all had friends we’ve helped move, only to get a hearty “thank you!” or maybe a dinner out of the deal. The older you get, the less likely your friends will be to step up and provide you with labour for free. Even borrowing a friend’s truck on the weekend becomes a bit of a tough ask. If you pack up with your friends and let movers do the rest, you can open up a bottle of wine and make a fun day of it. It’s when you ask your friends to move sofas for you – that’s where the drama happens.

You save physical effort

Not all of us are jacked like Chris Hemsworth; some of us need help with the big things, and not all of us can get the help we need to move everything we have. Moving is a very tiring and physically (and emotionally) demanding process, and most of us rarely hit the gym. Save yourself some sore muscles and a thrown back and just hire people who have done this hundreds of times.

Your stuff will be better cared for

If you have important valuables or sentimental keepsakes you don’t want damaged, it’s better to trust people who have been hired to transport expensive art or delicate china for a living. Your best friend might be a super nice guy, but he might not be all that careful. It’s always better to pay a bit more now than have a bunch of broken stuff at the end of the day.

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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