Think that you are ready to tackle your upcoming move on your own? If so, this job can end up being much harder than what it appears to be. Here are some potential problems that you'll run into.
Renting Too Small of a Truck
Chances are that you never had to estimate how much stuff you have in your home in terms of square footage. This can lead to renting a moving truck that is too small for your needs, creating a big problem on your moving day. Having to go back to your old place to pick up a second load of belongings is going to slow things down, put extra miles on the truck, and create a hassle you'd rather not deal with.
When you work with professional movers, having the right sized moving truck is not going to be a problem. Chances are that they'll bring a truck that is much bigger than what they need, ensuring everything is moved in a single trip.
Breaking Items In Transit
When you're in the process of packing your belongings, you'll need to make sure that you have plenty of packing material so that everything is protected. If not, you could end up with items becoming damaged when they bounce around in the moving truck. When you move on your own, anything that breaks in transit is on you. That expensive flat screen TV can easily end up with a shattered screen by hitting a big pothole, and replacing it will defeat the whole purpose of saving money with a DIY move.
One of the great things about using professional movers is that you can buy additional moving insurance. If anything were to break during the move, the moving company will pay to have it replaced. It can be a great way to give you peace of mind that everything will arrive to your home in intact one way or another.
The act of carrying heavy items on and off the moving truck can be physically exhausting. Once you have everything on the truck, you'll then be on a time crunch to get it all off the truck before your truck rental period is over. This can leave you feeling tired and sore after a move when all you want to do is start unpacking. Don't try to do this job on your own when you can have professional movers do all the heavy lifting for you.
For more information, reach out to a residential moving company.