Moving is a strenuous task, It requires a lot of planning, energy, time, and…money. People get anxious at the thought of packing their belongings and moving to a new place. You can save yourself from this stress and your energy by hiring a professional moving company.
Wait a minute… Are you hesitant to hire a moving company? Because you’ve heard a few negative things about it? Well, you aren’t the only one. We, Texas Moving USA, have also come across some laughable myths about moving companies.
So today, we’ve decided to bust those myths and share the truth behind them.
10 Common Myths About Relocating and Moving Companies
Moving Companies are Expensive To Hire
Many people think that handling the move themselves is way cheaper than hiring the company. But, that’s not the case. If you think that you’ll save money by moving out by yourself, that’s not going to happen. Why? Because you’ll have to pay for the packing supplies, hire a rental truck, and pay for the gas. Not to mention, you’ll invest a lot of your time and energy too.
Handling the packing and moving can also result in mishandling of stuff. This again can add up to your total cost. Moving companies are experienced. They know how to handle the stuff and safely transport it to the new place.
The second common myth is…
All the Moving Companies are the Same
This is so not true! Tell me, are all the restaurants, schools, hospitals, or cinemas the same? No, they aren’t. Likewise, moving companies aren’t the same. Moving companies vary in many terms, such as:
- The fees they charge
- Services they provide
- Their reputation in the market
- Their customer service, etc.
If you want your move to be hassle-free and organized, you’ve got to select the best company. For this purpose, you have to do a little research on your own. Ask your friends and family for recommendations and read online reviews. Don’t forget to visit the company’s office. Ask questions, get an in-home estimate to select the best movers and not scammers.
This brings us to our next point.
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Moving Companies are Scam
Now we are sure you must’ve heard some horrific stories about moving companies. Like how they raise their prices once they load your stuff in the truck. And sometimes, they ask for cash payment on the spot before unloading the boxes.
We aren’t going to deny that it doesn’t happen. Sadly, it does. But, we assure you that it’s not the case with reputable companies. Just like every industry, the moving industry has some rotten apples too. A few of the scammers make all the moving companies look suspicious.
Hence, always work with a professional and reliable company. Next up, we have…
Movers Will Move Everything
Nope, they won’t! There are a few things that the movers will not move due to legal and safety issues. A few examples of those things are:
- Perishable and frozen items
- Hazardous or flammable material
Apart from that, movers will help you move everything from your knitting needles to your treadmill. The next myth is…
Any Box Will Work For Packing
No, they won’t. Unless you want your box to rip open during transit. You need sturdy boxes to pack your stuff. Hence, do not use light and flimsy boxes for packing things.
Using lightweight boxes that can’t bear the weight will not hold your items. The box will break open and damage your belongings during the move. Thus, leave it to the professionals. Moving companies have a lot of experience of packing and moving goods. They will bring along boxes and other necessary supplies to safely pack your goods.
Yes, the company will charge you for the boxes and supplies. But it will ensure the safety of your stuff. Talking about boxes and supplies makes me want to talk about another popular myth, which is…
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Packing Tape Is Not Necessary To Pack The Boxes
Of course, it is! Duct tapes are strong, but they aren’t suitable for cardboard boxes. In fact, if you use duct tape or masking tape for packing, the tape comes off after a few minutes of application. On the other hand, packing tapes are designed to stick to cardboard boxes. And that’s why moving companies use packing tape to secure your box.
The next myth is…
Weekend Are The Best Time To Move
People believe that the weekend is the best time to move. So that they get 2 days to unpack and settle in their new spaces. But it’s not a good idea, here’s why:
- It is difficult to find movers on the weekend. As many people schedule their moves for Fridays.
- Available movers might charge you higher than usual.
- There will be a slight delay in your scheduled time.
But, if you want to move on Friday, that’s fine. Just make sure that you plan your move with the company at least two weeks before. Or you can stick to a weekday to easily find movers and save your money.
Next up is…
All Moves Are Disorganized
Many people fear moving. They think that moving always has to be messy, disorganized, and chaotic. But, your moves can be highly organized if you plan everything beforehand. From packing to labelling to choosing the right movers.
With proper planning, your move will be stress-free. But, if you start packing and planning on a moving day, it is sure to be a nightmare for you. Hence, begin preparing for the move a few days in advance.
The second last myth on today’s list is…
Movers Will Break or Steal the Items
People don’t trust the movers. They think that movers will not handle their items with care and damage them. But, that’s not always the case. Reputable companies send experienced and professional movers. They exercise a lot of care and vigilance to pack and load your goods.
Thus, stay relaxed! They won’t damage or steal your belongings. The last myth on this list is very laughable.
You don’t need to label Boxes
Are you kidding me??? Not labelling your boxes means welcoming extra stress and haphazard during unpacking.
I know it’ll take a few minutes, but trust me, you’ll be thankful that you did it. Simply write down on the box where it is meant to go. For example, office area, backyard, kitchen, etc. Oh, and don’t forget to mark the box as fragile if it contains delicate and easily breakable items.
Ready to Move?
So, there you have it, folks! We’ve busted top myths about relocating and moving companies. Which myth have you heard before? Please let us know in the comments section.