Moving yourself can sometimes be a frugal option in some instances. However, in many situations the costs of moving everything yourself can add up and cost you more money than you might have realized. There are hidden costs, additional risks, and hassles that come with complete DIY moves.
The Additional Costs that Come with DIY Moves
Increased Risks of Property Damage
Moving heavy, bulky furniture pieces through narrow doors, tight hallways, and countless steps is not easy when you lack experience and the right moving equipment. When moving things yourself you run the risk of denting and scratching walls rather easily. In addition to this, there is always the chance that your most valuable possessions such as that big, flat-screen TV or beautiful piece of art can become damaged transporting them inadequately into your new home. People hire trained moving professionals for a reason.
Time Away from Work
Packing and moving all your belongings requires time away from work in many instances. The amount of time it takes to do everything yourself can really add up even if you get some help from your friends. The hours and energy you put into the moving process could cause you to need to take additional time off from work. Instead of spending time making a living doing your job, you’re inefficiently spending your time moving without proper experience and equipment, which can lead to major problems if you’re not careful.
The Moving Truck Rental and Price of Transporting Everything
The costs of renting a moving truck to load and unload yourself can add up. Before gas and mileage fess are tacked on, renting a moving truck can cost you a hefty amount of money. While it may seem ‘cheap’ at first glance, when you add in the various fuel expenses as well as expenses for packing supplies and your time you’ll realize that a DIY move may not be as cheap as you originally thought!
The Need for Extra Insurance
The last thing you want when moving your items to a new place is for them to end up broken or damaged. To keep your belongings protected, moving insurance is crucial to invest in. If anything at all, it gives you peace of mind at a time when you may already be a bit worried about your move running smoothly. Professional movers have insurance, and when moving yourself, you need to incur these additional costs to make sure everything will be okay at the end of the day.
Hire an Affordable, Highly-Experienced Moving Company
All Points Moving & Storage has been helping our customers make seamless transitions to their new homes in the Hartford area for over 70 years. People in the area know they can rely on us to transport their valuable belongings safely and cost-effectively to their new places of residence. We’ve been handling all the time and stress associated with moving for decades for our growing list of customers. Contact us today at 866-421-9490 to receive a free quote.