Reasons you can’t move by yourself

Relocations can be very costly, especially if you are planning a long distance move to, let’s say, Brooklyn. You might be tempted to simply perform a DIY relocation to minimize the costs. However, by choosing not to hire one of the moving companies Brooklyn has on offer, you will be exposing yourself and your belongings to a great deal of risk. Some of the top reasons you can’t move by yourself include insurance coverage, expensive equipment, lack of moving skills, etc. In this article, we will be going through each one of these and explain exactly why it may be in your best interest to hire professional moving assistance.

5 main reasons you can’t move by yourself

While there are many more reasons for not going into relocation by your lonesome, here are the 5 top ones:

  1. Moving is, at least, a two-person job
  2. Moving on your own is dangerous
  3. Equipment is expensive
  4. No insurance coverage
  5. Lack of necessary skills

If you are planning to relocate an office, the above reasons are even more significant. At the very least, you will want to consult with commercial movers Brooklyn and get their take on the situation. There are ways to minimize the cost that do not put your belongings in danger. You can, for example, hire labor-only services and rent a moving truck that you can drive on your own. Provided, of course, that you have the necessary license for operating a truck.

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Going into a relocating process on your own can be really hard, if not impossible.

Two-person job

Every household has items that are simply too large or heavy to move on your own. Therefore, you will at least need one more person to help you with lifting and carrying. Most professional moving crews include a third person, as well, to help in cases of overly bulky furniture. If you want to minimize the cost, you can deal with all of the lighter items on your own, and have one of the movers Staten Island help you with the rest. Alternatively, you can ask for help from your friends or family members. Do note, however, that unless your friends/family members are moving professionals, you may still run into issues.

Moving on your own is dangerous

This is one of the most critical reasons you can’t move by yourself. You may think that you have everything “under control” but you are, in fact, putting yourself in quite a bit of danger. There will be no one to help you in case an accident occurs, simple as that. Furthermore, you can easily overvalue your strength and try to lift something that you simply cannot. That can lead to some nasty moving injuries. Simplify Valet Storage & Moving NYC recommends that you always have someone with you, preferably a professional moving team. Accidents can always occur, even to professionals, but they have means of dealing with them. You, on your own, might not.

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Injuries are much more likely if you are relocating by yourself.

You will need expensive equipment

While it is possible to move on your own with the help of specialized equipment, the said equipment is very expensive. Even if you rent the gear for one day, the costs might be higher than hiring a moving company in the first place. You will not be saving a lot of money on your relocation if you need to obtain your own moving straps, dollies, and the rest of the necessary moving items. Not to mention that you will not have any experience utilizing said equipment. It takes training and practice to become good at anything, after all.

And, in this case, it might really not be worth your time and effort, when you can hire professionals for almost the same price. The main benefit of hiring professional moving assistance is that they have all the gear they need to complete any relocation job and that they know how to use it efficiently.

One of the top reasons you can’t move by yourself – No insurance coverage

You may think that your insurance will cover most of your moving accidents. That is, unfortunately, not the case. If you break something on your own, that’s it, you are liable for it and no insurance will cover that. Chances are that you will break something, to be completely honest, if this is your first time conducting a relocation on your own. Even professional movers make mistakes and things get broken. But the main difference is that the moving companies are properly insured.

If a member of the moving crew breaks something on accident, the insurance company is going to cover for the loss. You will either get a full reimbursement or they will replace the item altogether. When you are moving on your own, you don’t get to benefit from this. So, while this does not exactly make you unable to relocate by yourself, it is one of the main reasons why you should not.

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Moving on your own means that you need to pay for all the breakages.

You might not have the necessary skills for the job

Lastly, moving is something that people train for and something that requires considerable experience. It may look easy when you look at the moving crews about their work, but we can assure you it is not. Everything looks easy when professionals are doing it, after all. There are numerous skills involved, skills that you can only acquire throughout training and practice. Chances are that you don’t have any of these skills sufficiently developed, which makes it a lot harder to move on your own. As reasons you can’t move by yourself go, this is one of the most influential ones. You simply might not have the training the job requires.

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