Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, keeping your valuables safe is one of the number one things you’re worried about. After all, you’re moving your life and your most precious possessions all at once, and there’s plenty of opportunity (and bumps in the road) for things to go wrong.
Many people decide to DIY their move, packing their own items up and renting a truck to get from point A to point B. But while DIYing a move might save you a few dollars (and not as much as you’d think), you’re also putting your possessions at risk.
Here’s a look at which is safer for your valuables: DIYing a move or working with a moving company.
Keeping Your Valuables Safe Is Hard With a DIY Move
Moving is extremely stressful, even if you’re excited about the move. Working out the logistics and doing all the preparation that DIY moving requires can be tiring because packing and transporting your belongings takes a lot of time, energy, and planning, and sometimes that just plain wears you out.
And do you know what tired DIY movers do? They make small mistakes in the packing and loading that lead to crushed, smashed, or shattered valuables when the time comes to unload the truck.
Clearly that’s the fate we’re all trying to avoid. So what’s the easiest way to make sure you’re doing everything you can and keeping your valuables safe?
Do You Want to Be an Expert in Packing and Loading?
Professional movers know how to pack and load items in the most efficient and careful way possible to minimize damage to their customer’s belongings. It makes sense, then, that if you can become an expert in packing your things and loading the truck, you’ll have a good chance of reducing the damage to your belongings during your move, too.
However, this leaves a lot of the work on your shoulders. In addition to studying up on best practices and spending hours doing the actual packing, you’ll need to source your supplies, including lots of moving paper, sturdy boxes, and strong tape. You’ll also need to have supplies like bungee cords, wrapping plastic, and an ample supply of moving blankets to protect your furniture and keep it secured in place.
Keeping Your Valuables Safe With Movers
Is it worth your time to become an expert in moving and packing? If you move a lot, it might be. But if you don’t move a lot and you prefer to spend your time focused on your family, the absolute best approach to keeping your valuables safe during a move is to bring in a team of moving professionals.
Professional movers know everything there is to know about packing up and transporting your items safely. When you work with a moving company, you have the confidence of knowing that your things are much safer in their hands. Plus, professional packers come with their own supplies, so you’ll never have to wonder if it’s time to run out and round up more boxes.
When you’re planning to do your move yourself, even with the help of family and friends, you’re making your move significantly more stressful than it needs to be.
Instead of taking on that work yourself, turn to a team of professionals who are experts in keeping your valuables safe.
Are you planning a move in the Nashville, Tennessee, area? Contact Fox Moving today for a fast, easy quote!
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