You will soon have a big move, and you worry about all the details. You browse Pinterest and google every “hack” you can think about. YouTube makes it look so simple. But, in fact, you know that moving will be much more difficult than what you see in the video. Speaking from a professional point of view, you are right to hesitate and have good reason to worry. Relocation is a huge task that can lead to serious frustrations and hours of wasted time and effort if you do it yourself. We have gathered you some downsides of DIY moving to show you that you should better ask professionals for help.
What are the biggest downsides of DIY moving
Relocation occurs after business hours
After a long day at work, you’re at home, resting in your usual place. You look around, knowing that in just a few weeks this room will no longer be yours. You will be sitting somewhere else, on the same chair, exhausted after another working day. And you know that you should probably start collecting these boxes. Well, you should probably buy these boxes, but you have been working for so long! Motivating yourself to start packing is too emotional and physically exhausting after work. How can you expect to pack your entire home after spending a lot of time on your work?
Moving on your own money
You scroll through Amazon’s shopping list, desperately trying to find reliable cardboard boxes that are not insanely expensive. You could calculate your budget for moving, but that doesn’t mean it will be much cheaper. What are you getting for your money anyway? Do you really pay money so that you can do all your work yourself? Doesn’t that sound like one of the biggest downsides of DIY moving?
Quality time with friends, not with boxes
You know that your friends love you, but you also know that they have a lot to do. The last thing you want is to invite your friends after work to help you pack your items. It seems like a good idea to at least ask your friends for help. But you know what they have to do on Saturday if you need to do some real. Shouldn’t the weekend before your move be devoted to quality time with these friends, and not ask them to spend time with recently purchased cardboard boxes?
Moving is essentially dangerous
Moving is a dangerous undertaking that can easily go from “routine” to “extreme” into a heartbeat. Therefore, our question is: why put yourself and your loved ones at risk of injury? When you hire a professional mover, you invest in keeping your values and yourself safe from harm.
The moving company is fully insured, your values are not
You tied up the mattress and were sure that it wouldn’t fall, but it did … directly to your chandelier. You could not believe how expensive it was when you bought it, but now it is not worth a penny. Most people forget how expensive some of the items are in their home. And they also forget that some of these items are not covered by insurance or warranty. When professionals move your belongings, you can bet that they are doing everything in their power to keep them safe. That is why movers are fully insured, so regardless of the distance, amount or item, your values are fully protected.
Family members are not professional movers
Your brother has come to help you pack today, and you are very happy that you will start moving. With it, you begin to raise this comfortable sofa, and it leads to the door. When you reach the door frame, you will realize that your current couch configuration will never pass. You are trying to tell your brother bad news, but he is determined. Result? A lot of scratches on the wall and broken couch legs (not to mention some brother argument). Yes, definitely among the biggest downsides of DIY moving.
It should be a road trip, not a load trip
You always wanted to go and explore some other parts of the United States, but not this way. Your back hurts because you hunched over the steering wheel for 10 hours, trying to finish this unbearable journey as soon as possible. Miles on your rental truck accumulate, and you kick yourself for not using a flat rate package. If you had just spent time on math, you could have saved a good amount of money. Despite this, it costs you more than you thought.
And you want you to just fly to your new home. Why have you assigned yourself the task of managing your things across states, especially when it costs you? Let a professional moving team bring your values to your new home. If you are going to travel around the country, let it be for pleasure – not for moving.
Between your cousin’s car, the smallest U-Haul you can rent, and your family van, you managed to squeeze all your belongings into your “professional” vehicles. When your cousin pulls onto the freeway, you begin to notice that his car is sitting below normal. Because of the weight of your stuff, his car sags and looks as if it can deteriorate any minute. It was a huge mistake, and your cousin had to wait for the help of another truck.
You spend hours trying to decide whether your lamp should be in a box or stand by itself. Or if your refrigerator can safely carry your book collection during transportation. Or if your closet can stand on your bed without causing damage to your mattress. You want to cut corners. Not because you do not care, but simply because you do not have an extensive history of moving. You cannot foresee stability problems, you cannot predict security problems. And you definitely cannot picture how your items will match X, Y or Z. So, to avoid problems caused by these downsides of DIY moving, hire professionals for your stress-free move.