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Common Myths About Movers Versus the Truth

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Justin Maak
Justin Maakhttps://www.resticmagazine.com
I cover business topics for Restic Magazine. I have a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and live in New York City. I’ve previously reported for USA Today, Business Insider, The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose Inside.

There are several speculations, assumptions, and conjectures surrounding movers and the need for them. Like all hearsay, there isn’t a ring of truth to the narratives. It’s time someone debunked these myths and cleared the misconceptions, and we are pleased to do just that. If you’ve ever wondered about these unfounded claims, here is the unvarnished truth!

5 Myths About Using Movers Debunked.

Myth 1: Hiring a Mover is a Waste of Time

The Truth: You’ve probably heard that it is cheaper to load and transport your stuff by yourself than waste hard-earned money on a moving company. But here is the thing; moving expenses can be ridiculously high. You have to buy and rent a truck, moving equipment/tools, and packing materials. At the end of the day, you may end up spending nearly the same amount as you would have hired a professional for, if not more.

On the other hand, professional movers can strike better supply bargains, which positively reflects on the price they charge. And if you consider the additional stress along with the money you’d be spending when moving by yourself, a moving company is honestly more worthwhile.

Myth 2: The last Mover isn’t Different from the Next

The Truth: No two movers are the same, period! Movers aren’t cut out from the same stuff; for instance, movers vary greatly in terms of reputation, reliability, services being offered, pricing, and competency. Some movers are more reputable than others, while others excel at a certain aspect.

For example,  a moving company specializing in local moves may not handle a relocation across the country. So you must do away with this notion when hiring movers. Do your homework and choose the one that best meets your relocation needs and requirements. If you are wondering where to find reliable movers, you can start by doing a Google search with the key phrase “movers near me“.

Myth 3: Movers can Move Everything

The Truth: False! Movers can’t and won’t move every household item due to safety or legal reasons. Examples include; hazardous materials, perishable or frozen foods, flammable items,  valuables ( e. g jewelry and stock certificates), pets, plants, and explosives or ammunition. You should check in with your mover before striking a deal to ascertain any restrictions in place. This is important, so you don’t encounter disagreements or misunderstandings along the way.

Myth 4: Something Must Get Missing or Damaged

The Truth:  While things might occasionally get missing or damaged due to human error, it isn’t the norm. Expert movers are trained to handle your belongings with utmost care. As such, they seldom lose or damage your possessions. Nonetheless, it is wise to prepare for potential accidents by exploring coverage options for all insurable items. You will sleep better knowing that your items are secured and insured.

Myth 5:  All Boxes are the Same

The Truth: Boxes may look similar, but their quality varies. You can’t use a flimsy box for moving as it can easily get damaged during the move or delivery. Some boxes can’t bear the weight of the items you are packing and will crumble at the slightest provocation. You might be tempted to grab the readily available grocery box to pack some considerably heavy items, but that will only be a disaster. On that note, find sturdy boxes that can stand the moving process and the weight of your items.

And there you have it! Every myth has been debunked, so you can start moving on a clean slate! You can spread the word as well because the word on the street is filled with loopholes.

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