Myths v. Facts: The Real Deal About Moving Homes

Posted On Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:08

If you have moved homes before, you know everything that goes into it!

Most people envision moving as a stressful and difficult process. The truth is, that these people complicate the process unnecessarily.

If you plan well in advance, choose the right time and have the right people and materials at hand - moving might even be enjoyable!

Let us take a look at some myths about moving.

Weekends Are the Best Time to Move

If you are planning your move on a weekend, you might want to reconsider it!

Everyone moves during the weekends and movers often charge higher rates for weekend moves. There will also be more traffic and some essential shops may even be closed.

Try to take a day off during the week and if you have kids - let them have a day off school.

You Can Move on Your Own

Being independent and willing to do things on your own is an admirable quality.

But not when it comes to moving!

It doesn’t matter if you go to the gym 5 days a week or have a knack for lifting heavy boxes.

You will be stressed out enough about everything else and hiring a professional moving company will take a huge load off of you.

A reliable moving company with years of experience will know what legal permits you require for an interstate move. They can also transport fragile and expensive things without damaging them.

It is Less Expensive to Move By Myself

When you leave out all the details, moving by yourself might seem way cheaper.

Here are a few things you may be missing out though,

•  Petrol or fuel for your moving van or vehicle.
•  Permits, licenses and paperwork.
•  Cost of packing materials and special packing material for fragile items.
  Extra or special equipment for large and bulky items.
•  Moving insurance.

During the process of moving, there are many other tiny costs that will add up.

You will realize that it is not worth it to move on your own even if you save a tiny bit of money.

One small moving mistake might cost you a lot of money so make the wise decision and hire a moving service!

You Have to Move Everything in a Single Day

Surprisingly this is a popular myth which is just not true.

Moving patterns suggest that moving everything in a single day can be very stressful especially if you are moving somewhere far.

Spread the move over a few days to make the process easier and less stressful.

You can start by moving the most essential items and then following up with other items like jewelry and decor at a later date.

You Can Pack Your Things with Normal Tape

It is far cheaper to use normal tape to secure your boxes.

Packing tape is thicker, tougher and can endure a lot more than normal tape which is why it is used during the moving process.

By all means, do not use normal tape to secure your valuables. The tape might come off white traveling and the things might even break.

Invest in packing tape and save your money.

Some Items Will Definitely Get Broken During the Move

If all your items are securely packed, none of them should get damaged during the move.

If any of your items end up damaged, you can file a claim for compensation.

Make sure you take clear pictures of the broken items and send them to your moving company.

They will let you know about the complaint resolution process.


The next time you plan a move or know someone who is planning one remember that moving doesn’t have to make you go crazy.

You should work on cherishing and enjoying the process because you don’t get to experience it a lot!

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