Moving can be a challenging task, and I believe it is one of the punishments in one of the seven circles of hell. Can you imagine having to pack and unpack your things all the time? That is what my nightmares and sickest dreams are made of. I have moved five times in my young adult life, and I just graduated from college, and I can tell you that I hate and dread it with all my heart.
Now, you may be wondering why I don’t hire movers to do this for me? That’s a pretty legit business, right? Well, I agree with you, but there are many myths about movers and moving. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about moving myths and debunk them.
#Myth 1- Any box will do
This is one of the most popular myths out there, and don’t trust this one as you will lose all your valuable items during the move. The free boxes you get at your grocery store won’t cut it and will easily break. They weren’t made to carry heavy objects and will break at some point or the other.
Boxes that aren’t made for moving specifically are often unreliable and flimsy and will fall apart pretty easily. It also leaves the risk of damage, especially when you fit them into a moving truck in a sturdy and uniform manner. When all the boxes are moving boxes and the same, they can be arranged in a much more efficient manner, and you can secure them in the truck.
#Myth 2- Moving without movers is cheaper
Well, that sounds pretty logical if you think about it without looking into what is required for a move. If you just think that moving without movers is free and moving with movers is expensive, then, of course, you will think that. But the logic doesn’t add up when you consider everything you need to move, and that sometimes it’s cheaper to hire a moving company than to move out yourself.
The costs of moving add up pretty quickly, and suddenly you’re under a mountain of bills to pay because you decided to move on your own. There are costs like gas, packing materials, truck rental, and energy that you should factor in before you decide to move or with the help of movers.
#Myth 3- Moves are disorganized
Contrary to popular beliefs, moving out is as organized as you want it to be. Moving out is as structured as you want it to be, and no matter if you are moving out of your first or tenth apartment, it can be streamlined as far as you stay organized. Start prepping in advance and have a label marker or tape and a permanent marker.
Labeling your boxes makes moving out and moving it easier as you know where everything will be. For someone who is still in their early 20s and has moved 5 times already, this is one of the things you learn along the way. So, no, moving doesn’t have to be disorganized; if you do your due diligence, it can go as smoothly as you wish.
#Myth 4- Movers can be scammers
To be perfectly honest, my mother believes that if you can do something yourself, why to pay someone else to do it. I think that’s the immigrant talking in her, and because she didn’t get any help as a young Indian woman in this country, she had to work to be where she is now. But back on topic, no, movers are not scammers; they actually help a lot of people, especially people who are disabled or very busy and can’t move out themselves.
You’ve probably heard horror stories about movers and their exorbitant prices, but not all movers are the same; you need to do your research before hiring anyone. Unfortunately, these stories do happen, but if you surround yourself with a good and reputable company, you can save yourself this hassle.
Moving can be pretty chaotic no matter how organized you try to be, it is the name of the game, and it is almost a rite of passage in everyone’s adult life. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about moving myths.