When an industry has been in existence for as long as the moving industry has, there are bound to be some myths. Most of which occur due to isolated incidents and rumors spread by ignorant people. However, these myths are often enough to restrain people from using moving services. Researching a bit and hiring reliable moving and storage services can debunk most of them.
Read on to know some popular myths about moving companies and their reality.
DIY is cheaper
It can be true if you are moving two blocks away and all of your things would fit into a few moving boxes. However, if you are moving to a far-off location and have a lot of stuff to move, it is best to hire a moving company. After calculating all the factors, they will estimate the cost and ensure your belongings reach safely. Doing all the packing and moving by yourself will cost you more.
There are no limits
Most people believe that if they hire a moving company, they will move everything for them—no questions asked. However, that is not true. Moving companies have specific rules that prevent them from packing or moving certain items in their hazardous items list. It includes:
- Flammable items such as kerosene
- Precious items that are covered in red tape
- Industrial items like lead paint and other chemicals
You have to travel with the moving company
Another misconception is that you need to travel with the moving company to ensure your belongings safely reach the destination. However, there is no truth to it. Most reputable moving companies have trained staff who take your luggage to the right spot without hiccups. You can also track your belongings through mobile applications until they reach their destination.
You will have to pack everything yourself
You don’t have to worry about packing and moving when hiring a moving company. Most moving companies pack all your belongings quickly before moving. They also bring their packaging materials. You can rely on them to get things unpacked at your new home.
All moving companies are the same
One of the worst misconceptions people have about moving companies is that they are all the same. However, all moving companies vary in their service quality, pricing, and various services. Some companies only have to moving and packing services, while others also provide warehousing and distribution. Hence, you should always do your research before hiring a moving company for your move.
Moving insurances covers everything
No, it does not cover all the damages and lost items. Moving insurance only covers a specific part of damages and goods lost. So, if you want to get a complete reimbursement, it is best to take additional homeowner’s insurance on all your belongings before the move.
About InterWest Moving & Storage
InterWest Moving and Storage Belgrade can assist you with relocation services—from packing to unloading. An agent of Atlas Van Lines, we have been delivering high-quality transportation services to our customers since 1956. Apart from residential packing and moving, we are also corporate moving specialists and provide domestic and international corporate, art, and government relocation services. You can call our toll-free number (800) 877-1091 to book our assistance and get a free quote.