DIY moving – why should you avoid it?

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When it comes to moving, the biggest dilemma is whether to hire professional movers or move your belongings yourself. This is entirely up to you and your preferences. However, before you make a decision, it’s important to understand the downsides of DIY moving. Once you have all the facts you will be able to make an informed decision.

DIY moving can be dangerous

Moving is a tiring and time-consuming process. A reliable moving company can greatly facilitate this process. However, if you have opted for DIY moving beware of moving injuries. They are very common, especially if you are not used to heavy-lifting and pulling. Most common injuries are strained back, sprained muscle, broken toes. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and be very careful.

Beware of moving injuries.
Keep in mind that moving injuries are very common.

There is a greater risk of damaging your belongings

Many moving companies offer full service – moving and packing services. Well-trained professionals know how to protect your items properly before packing them into boxes. They will handle your belongings with care and, in case of damage, licensed moving companies offer moving insurance.

DIY moving takes a lot of time

If you decide to pack and move on your own, start preparing for the move weeks, even months before the moving day. You have to go through all your belongings and decide which items you want to take into your new home. Also, you should gather moving supplies such as moving boxes, tape, bubble wrap, markers in advance. Finally, carefully protect your items, pack them into boxes and label each box with information regarding its content, destination room, and handling instructions.

There are many downsides to DIY moving. The majority of people lack skills, equipment, and experience necessary for a successful relocation. That’s why our recommendation is to leave the move to professionals who will turn your relocation into a positive experience.