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The Benefits and Drawback of Hiring Movers

Posted on: October 17, 2018 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage October 31, 2018

After hiring a moving company, two movers help bring boxes to a moving truck

If you are moving soon, you’re more than likely faced with the decision of whether or not to hire movers. This can be a tough choice because there is no wrong answer. Really, the answer depends on your moving situation. When choosing whether to hire movers or to do a DIY move, it is important to weigh out the pros and cons of both.

The Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company

  • Less chance of damage or injury: Professional movers help move people for a living and have a lot more experience than the average person who moves a handful of times in their lifetime. Professional movers will be able to spot a problem before it happens. For instance, if the mirror you packed will more than likely fall during transportation or if an item isn’t packed properly, they’ll know. Hiring professional movers will mitigate the chance of your items getting damaged during the move.
  • Less Stress: Let’s face it, moving can be a lot of work. It can not only take an emotional toll on you, but also a physical toll. Being able to rely on an experienced company to help with your move can take a great deal of stress away.

The Drawbacks of Hiring a Moving Company

  • Higher cost: More than likely, it will be more expensive to hire movers than to do a DIY move. While there are still costs associated with renting a moving van yourself, hiring workers tends to result in a higher cost.
  • Relying on your own moving team: If you choose not to hire movers, you will have to find your own moving team. This means that you likely have to ask your friends and family for help. This can result in more stress because things come up, and you never know
  • Dealing with the potential of a moving scam: Unfortunately, moving scams are a real thing. Fake moving companies will prey on people who are looking to hire a bargain moving company. The best way to avoid falling for a moving scam is to do your research. Ask your friends and family if they have recommendations for moving companies in your area. If your friends or family do not have recommendations, read online reviews.

Lighthouse Self Storage Has Storage Solutions for Movers

A storage unit rental can help to take some stress off of your move. As you’re moving into your new home, you may discover that for whatever reason, you don’t need all of the items you packed. Maybe your home is a smaller size than your previous home, or maybe you just want your new home to look less cluttered than your old home. Storing seasonal items or items you do not currently have a need for in a storage unit allows you to make more space in your home.

Lighthouse Self Storage has storage facilities in West Palm Beach, FL, Homestead, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Whittier, CA, Westminster, CA, Oceanside, CA and Carson, CA. Reserve a 5×5, 5×10 or 10×10 traditional or climate controlled storage unit today!

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Lighthouse Self Storage makes self storage easy with clean & secure storage facilities in Florida and Southern California. Find a location near you today!

Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

Car, Boat, and RV Storage

If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (888) 809-0019 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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