It’s a fact! People like to talk. They also like to give their opinion. When it comes to moving, there are those who will try to discourage you with moving myths. They will tell you its just too much trouble or else it cost too much, etc. This negative mentality can be contagious if you let it get to you.
If you are in the throes of making a decision as to whether or not you should move or even how make that move, then read on. These complaints are so common that I decided to shine a light on the subject and try to dispel some of the myths floating around about moving.
Myth #1: Any One Can Help You Move
Not so! You really should research the company that you hire to move you. Not every company charges the same price, offers the same services and guarantees or are even up front with costs (i.e. stacking hidden costs on your bill without your being aware of why).
Solution: Read the reviews posted about each moving company you may be considering. It is important to see what others have said about their advertised services. Get several quotes on the cost of moving so that you are making an informed decision.
It is also a fact that moving yourself can actually cost you more than hiring a moving company. By hiring a moving company, you will have the following included in one agreed upon price: gas, vehicle insurance, packing materials and the equipment needed to make your move as well as a driver and manpower to make the move (to name a few services). Each of these services would be above and beyond the cost of your merely renting a truck for the day and the extra costs would come out of your pocket.
Myth #2: I Can Use Any Box to Move My Belongings
Not so. It is entirely important for you to choose the proper packing container for your belongings if you want to ensure they are safe throughout the transport from one place to the next. If you get an old box that has been used several times or even ones that you may find in the dumpster behind your favorite grocery store, it can very well present a problem.
Boxes degrade with overuse making them not sturdy. Also, by getting boxes from here and there, you will end up with boxes that are not uniform. This is a problem when you call a mover in to help (even if it is a friend with a dolly and not a moving company).
Solution: It is important to have boxes that are uniform so that they can be stacked easily on a dolly and sturdy so your belongings are not crushed under the weight of stacking them.
Myth #3: Moving is Stressful
Moving can be stressful if you don’t approach it properly. In fact, it is listed as one of the three top stressors next to divorce and loss of a job. This is because moving is an important event in your life and you should treat it as such.
Solution: There is a lot to be said about refocusing your mind in order to accept what needs to be done. In order to refocus your thoughts towards your move, you will need to make a plan. With proper planning, you will be able to keep your tasks down to a manageable timeframe well ahead of the move (unlike trying to pack two days before your lease is up).
But that’s not all. Once you have moved, you will find your stressors trying to pop back up and tell you that you need to get everything unpacked and put in place immediately. This is not the case. You are the ruler of your destiny. You have to power to pace the tasks necessary to make your new house a home so that it is comfortable for you.
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