Moving home is a stressful and time-consuming process, one that we all will most likely have to endure at some point in our lives. Many people opt to do the move themselves as they believe that hiring movers is throwing good money after bad, and a job that they could quite easily do themselves. Those people who have hired movers in the past however, beg to differ. Mammalo took a quick look at life as a mover and how these passionate people get the job done for their interesting and varied customers.
The first thing to note, is that for movers, no two days are ever the same. One day you could be carrying a table across the road, the next you could be transporting an antique jukebox to the top of a penthouse suite. The items, the people, and the places are immeasurably different from day to day, meaning that a mover is never short on the joys of excitement and exploration.
Similarly, while no two jobs are ever the same, neither are the people. Life as a mover also means you’ll be introduced to a cast of colourful characters across the ever-changing landscape of moving. Whilst many people are often not quick to bond with tradespeople, this is simply not the case when it comes to movers.
Think about it, if you’re there to help these good people move their most treasured possessions, each with a different story, from one home to another, you’ll be party to all kinds of stories and tales. How did they come to own a life size Boba Fett statue, where did they find a marble bust of Alfred Hitchcock, or why do they have the declaration of Independence on their coffee table? Okay, maybe that last one is a bit extreme, but you get the point. You never know what you’ll see or what stories you’ll hear on your travels, all situated within your local community.
Teamwork is another important part of the job. Movers often work in close knit teams and find themselves becoming good friends, developing bonds and a general sense of comradery with those they work with. Working as a team is an especially vital part of the job, as I’m sure we’ve all seen in an episode of Friends that three people pivoting a couch up several flights of stairs takes a certain degree of communication!
However, this isn’t to say that life as a mover is all fun and games. The trade is one of manual labour and hard work for those involved, albeit work that is incredibly rewarding. The job is physically demanding on level unlike most other profession’s but being able to see the tangible results of one flat becoming empty and another becoming full, ready to make new memories, is a great barometer to judge your work by.
At the end of the day, movers provide a fantastic service to them and the community around them. Let’s face it, those of us who are not physically able or lack to the time and resources to undertake a move by themselves, are indebted to those fantastic people who are more than happy to help us move our entire lives from one location to another. We spend most our time in our houses but our houses wouldn’t be our homes without our various knick knacks and accoutrements, all of which is handled carefully and considerately by those brilliant moving men and women.
If you’re a mover looking for potential customers in your local area, sign up to Mammalo today and discover the fast and convenient way to transform your business today!