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Risks of DIY Moving

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Whether you’re relocating across the country or have found a new home not too far away, the temptation of do-it-yourself moving always seems reasonable. The two primary reasons people look to bypass the services of moving companies are to save time and money. However, does DIY moving really accomplish these priorities?

Do the potential risks of a variety of other factors outweigh saving yourself a few dollars? Those who are considering a DIY move should take a look at the possible setbacks when it comes to trying to pull off relocating on your own:

Cost

The first thing you should do is reach out to a mover, such as Lippincott Van Lines, and request a quote for a free, no obligation moving estimate.  Next, research into all the costs involved in a DIY move. Many times when someone compares the costs of all that is involved with a DIY move they discover that they are going to potentially pay just as much, if not more, to handle their own household goods move than a moving company would charge to do everything for them. Make sure to consider all aspects when comparing, such as such the rental truck, PODS, fuel, lodging, tolls, etc.

Security

You need to ask yourself is whether you really trust yourself to safely handle all your personal belongings. The biggest risk DIY movers face is not having any protection or coverage on their valuables in the unfortunate event that damage or accidents occur. Choosing to move with Lippincott Van Lines, not only provides you with the reassurance that professional movers will be handling all your possessions, but there are valuation options and claims services that explain what you must do and what it will cost to place a value on your shipment. We will provide you with all the necessary information and answer all of your questions. 

Experience

If you’ve never had to endure a big move before, you should be aware of all the various elements that go into this strenuous process. For starters, driving a big moving van or truck around the city with all your valuables in it can be quite an intimidating task. Even the slightest accident while driving a moving truck without coverage could potentially cost you thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. As for transferring your possessions, inexperienced movers might not know the proper procedures when it comes to loading the truck or making sure your belongings are safe and secure while operating the vehicle. If you’re spending hours trying to figure out how to squeeze all your items into the back of a van without scratching any surfaces, are you really saving any time? Don’t forget about the daunting task of going up and down flights of stairs, or in and out of a service elevator with your possessions.

Equipment

Unless you’re employed with a moving company, odds are you don’t own the necessary equipment to get the job done. From checking out the actual moving van to renting everything from loading ramps to appliance dollies, those costs can add up quickly. Opting to go with Lippincott Van Lines means that an experienced team will be equipped with all the items required for a safe and secure move, and will even provide valuables with padding and wrapping to cushion these belongings for a long drive.

Stress

Of course, when it comes to moving on your own, stress is a factor that is practically inevitable. Letting professionals take care of all the hard work and pressure for you can help put your mind at ease during this strenuous time, so you can instead focus on the more important tasks at hand once you arrive at your new home. With Lippincott Van Lines, you can expect the utmost commitment to your move.

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