Popular Moving Myths Shattered
Moving is stressful enough without having to wonder whether you are entering the wild west when you start planning your move.
From the myth that you’ll save money with a DIY move to the myth that weekends are the best time to move ( they’re not ) to the popular myth that all professional movers are scam artists ( there ARE still a few bad apples ), there are alot of myths that need to be explored as being true or false.
The moving industry is really quite reliable and standardized, when you choose to work with an experienced and well regarded professional moving company.
Myth #1 – You Can Save a Ton of Money by Moving Yourself.
Fact: While on the surface renting a truck for the day doing a DIY move rather than hiring a moving company might seem to be a cheaper option, 9 times out of 10 it will end up costing you more and in so many ways!
In addition to the cost of the truck rental, you also have to pay for:
- Vehicle insurance
- Insurance to protect your items
- Parking permits
- Road tolls
- Meals and hotels along the way
- Moving equipment such as dollies, furniture pads and moving straps
- Packing materials
- Pizza and beer or gifts to bribe your friends for helping you move!
- Glue and tape to fix, or try to fix, the priceless items broken along the way!
NOW does it seem cheaper? By packaging all your services into one, you are not only making things easier on yourself financially, you are giving your body a break and not risking your back and neck in the process.
By tackling your own move, you are putting the safety of your belongings in jeopardy. If you pack incorrectly and your valuables are damaged en route, you are solely responsible to replace or repair them.
Myth #2 – A Box is a Box is a Box…They Are All the Same.
Fact: Boxes come in all sizes, strengths and shapes…ok maybe not too many different shapes but sizes and strengths. If you have gone to Publix or to Total Wine and Liquors for your boxes in the past, you may want to rethink that. Those boxes are made for a short lifespan to move foods and bottles from A to B. Boxes designed for moving will be sturdier and can have some unique features. It is well worth the money spent to purchase boxes suggested by your movers…or negotiate to have them included in your quote. You will find boxes specifically designed for dishes, glassware, artwork and even hanging clothes!
Myth #3 – Moving is Extremely Stressful!
Fact: OK…we are not going to say moving is a stress-free life experience but with the proper planning, advice and moving company in your corner, the amount of stress can be exponentially decreased. So call The Veteran Moving Company in Pompano Beach today to ensure your move meets and exceeds your positive expectations. From Deerfield Beach to Delray Beach and everywhere in Broward and Palm Beach, Veteran has high reviews for transporting your furniture and valuables on time and on budget!