Debunking the Most Common Moving Industry Myths That Exist Today

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Moving is one of the most stressful things for adults. So much, in fact, that many adults say it is more stressful to move than to get divorced or have children.

Residential movers have to deal with money issues, like loans or worry about finding the best moving company to assist them.

Adding to the stress of moving are all the myths and gossip surrounding the moving industry, real estate, and house hunting.

Read on to debunk some of the most common myths about moving.

All Moving Companies Are Made Equally

If you think it’s a good idea to choose the closest local moving company without shopping around, you should think twice.

Professional movers are all here to help, but that doesn’t mean that what each company has to offer is right for you.

Companies like are an example of affordable movers that offer specific, customer-based options, like handling pianos and using eco-friendly materials. Not every company will offer these options.

If certain details are important to you, like the handling of fine art or years-experienced movers, you will need to research different companies.

Sites like also offer help with moving, like a detailed list to help your move go as smoothly as possible.

It’s Cheaper to Move Everything Yourself

Unless you happen to already know a large group of professional movers, this is never a good idea.

If you’re moving the entire contents of a house or apartment, it is worth it to spend money on hiring professionals.

When you rent a moving truck and do everything yourself there are a number of things that could go wrong. You could break your belongings, hurt yourself or someone else, or become frustrated or tired and not do the job properly.

Rental truck companies also usually come with hidden fees for things like fuel, insurance, or packing supplies.

Moving Insurance Covers Any and All Damages

This is very untrue!

Make sure to go over the insurance with the moving company of your choice very clearly. Make sure to ask questions when you need to. Most companies’ basic insurance will only cover part of the items that are damaged or lost in the move.

If you want to ensure that your items will be completely financially covered, look into requesting a full-coverage plan if the company offers it. You can also look into third-party companies if the moving company doesn’t offer this option.

I Will Have to Pack Everything Myself

This is also usually untrue.

Many moving companies offer full service, including packing up your belongings and carrying them to and from the moving truck.

Most professional and affordable movers will have experience packing and handling every kind of item, whether it’s delicate or sturdy.

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Now you know that some of the most common myths about moving aren’t true at all.

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