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What Can Go Wrong with a DIY Move?

Thinking of doing a DIY move? Moving your home is one of the biggest pains we all wish could be avoided, yet so many of us choose to lug boxes up and downstairs, risk putting our backs out and denting our walls for little gain. We’re all for the DIY spirit, but when it comes to moving from one place to another, you’d do well to trust the pros. Here’s why:

Damaged Goods

When you take it upon yourself to pack up and move, you increase the potential of damaging your belongings. From furniture to dinnerware and any semi-fragile items – if you don’t have the proper technique for packing, storing, and transporting, you could be left with some hefty damaged results.

Also, if you’ve got a few flights of stairs involved in your move, consider the corners, doorframe sizes, and scraped hardwood floors. When you work with professional movers, an estimator will come in to assess your belongings and the layout of your home to get everything out safely. Professional movers deal with tricky scenarios where they can assess the best course of action and manoeuvres to take to prevent any damage. Are you confident you can do the same?

Relying on Friends

We all can understand why people say that you know who your true friends are when they show up to help you on moving day. But sadly, that can be a luck of the draw situation. Everyone hates moving, so depending on your friends to show up on a weekend or early morning can be a stressful endeavour before you even begin the moving process. Plus you’ll have to return the favour…no fun.

Risk of Injury

Between that awkward mattress, old oak table, and heavy cabinet, there’s always a potential risk for injury when you don’t know what you’re doing. We all like to think we’re stronger than we look, but in actual fact it could pose as a risk when the time comes to carry that heavy cabinet down or up a flight of stairs and through a narrow doorway. Professional movers do this every day and take proper precautions to keep people and objects safe. Eliminate the doubt and you can eliminate the potential for injury.

So if you’re seriously considering a DIY move, be sure to know what’s involved and the potential setbacks that commonly come along with it. Sure, it may save you some money, but between the heavy lifting, unreliable friends, and potential for damaged goods and injuries, the added investment will be well worth it in the long run. Let the pros handle your move so that you can relax knowing your home and belongings are in good hands. If you’ve seen the light and want to hire Vancouver movers, give Van City Moving a call to schedule your free moving consultation.