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The downsides of DIY moving

Relocation planning can be one of the most difficult and stressful processes you will face. Relocation is a time-consuming task requiring great organization and attention. For some, the move can be so overwhelming that they do not know where to start. For others, moving is a piece of cake. Regardless of which category you belong to, it can sometimes be difficult to decide whether you should do it yourself or whether you need to hire a professional moving company LA. Therefore, we give you some downsides of DIY moving to help you make a decision.

What are the biggest downsides of DIY moving

Relocation occurs after hours

After a long day of work, you are at home, relaxing in your usual place. You look around, knowing that in a few weeks this room will no longer be yours. You will be sitting somewhere else, in the same chair, tired after another work day. And you know that you probably should start collecting these boxes. Well, you probably should buy these boxes, but you worked so long! Motivating yourself to start packing is too emotional and physically tiring after work. How can you expect to collect your entire home after spending a lot of time at work?

Downsides of DIY moving
Below we will tell you about the downsides of DIY moving and explain why professional movers are always a wise choice


Price is not exactly that low

Initially, self-relocation may seem like a more economical method. However, there are many hidden costs that can quickly accumulate. Moving yourself can lead to a big gas bill due to numerous round-trip travels, expensive dinners for your assistants, expensive equipment rental and expensive insurance to protect a moving truck. Local movers Los Angeles can customize the package to best fit your budget.

Squeezed wallet
That way you will surely avoid one of the biggest downsides of DIY moving

Lack of experience is always a big issue

By controlling the packing and the move of your belongings, you control how your belongings are handled. However, when you hire professional movers, they have experience and skills in all aspects of the move. You can relax knowing that your items are being handled carefully and precisely.

And not to mention the lack of proper equipment 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” car. When your cousin leaves on 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 could deteriorate any minute. It was a huge mistake, and your cousin had to wait for the help of another truck.

DIY moving does not exactly save you time

Moving yourself can save money, but it takes a lot of time and requires a lot of hard work. Turning to the professionals, you save yourself from breakdowns and focus on all the other details that you need to consider when moving.

It is better to spend some quality time with your friends, without 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 things. It may seem like a good idea to even ask friends for help. But you know what they have to do on Saturday, if you need to do something real. Shouldn’t the weekend before your move be devoted to quality time with these friends, and not ask them to spend time with cardboard boxes that you have recently bought?

Moving yourself is actually pretty dangerous

Moving is a dangerous event that can easily move from a “routine” to an “extreme” in a heartbeat. Therefore, our question is: why put yourself and your loved ones at risk of injury? When you hire a professional residential mover LA, you invest in protecting your values and yourself from harm.

Man carrying heavy boxes
And the last thing you want is to get injured because of heavy things

Taking full responsibility is one of the biggest downsides of DIY moving

You were sure that you have perfectly protected everything, and that nothing could break. But, after the move, that old expensive china is missing a piece. Most people forget how expensive some 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 stuff, you can bet that they are doing everything they can to ensure their safety. That is why movers are fully insured, so regardless of the distance, quantity or item, your values are fully protected.

When you move yourself, you take responsibility for all your belongings and for the moving truck. This can be intimidating if you do not have the experience of safely packing, loading and driving a moving truck. Professional moving companies have valuation packages to cover your goods in case of damage.

No matter what type of move you choose, just remember that it is not an easy task. And you should never do it alone, since, as you can see, there are many downsides of DIY moving. Be sure that you have a helping hand, be it professional movers or friends and family. When it comes time to move, there are many companies that can help you throughout the process. If you have questions about your upcoming move, or if you are interested in getting an estimate at home, contact us today.