Why You Shouldn’t Move By Yourself

November 29, 2017


You have a big move coming up soon and are anxious about all the gritty details. You’re looking through Pinterest and Googling every “move hack” you can think of. YouTube makes it look so easy, but, in reality, you know that it will be much more difficult to move on your own than what you are seeing in the videos.

Speaking from a professional perspective, you are right to be hesitant and have good reason to worry. Moving is a huge undertaking that can cause serious frustration and hours of wasted time and effort if done alone.

Below, we help explain why you shouldn’t move by yourself and explain why professional movers are always the smart choice:

  1. Moving Happens After Work Hours

After a long day of work, you find yourself at home, resting in your usual spot. You look around, knowing that in just a few weeks, this room will no longer be yours. You will be sitting somewhere else, in the same chair, exhausted after another day of work. You know that should probably start to pack those boxes—well, you should probably go buy those boxes, but you already worked for so long! Motivating yourself to start packing is just too emotionally and physically taxing after work. How can you be expected to pack your entire house after the extensive hours you put in at your job?

The truth is that you shouldn’t be expected to! AQMS’s one and only job is to move your belongings and to make sure that your stuff gets to where it needs to go. If you are taking the time to move your stuff while simultaneously working, studying, and/or raising a family, you are more prone to hurting yourself or your items. So why not call professionals to come and do it for you?

  1. Moving on Your Own Costs Money

You scroll down the Amazon shopping list, desperately trying to find reliable cardboard boxes that aren’t insanely expensive. What is your money buying anyway? Are you really paying money just so you can do all the work on your own? That is a great question! AQMS is an affordable moving company that gives you a fair price. If you aren’t sure you can afford a moving service, let us come and give you a quote. We offer free estimates for any moveinternational or otherwise. Why pay to work when you can rest?

  1. Quality Time with Friends, Not Boxes

You know your friends love you, but you also know they have a lot of things to do. The last thing you want is to invite your friends over after work (see reason 1) to help you pack your “delicates.” It seems like a good idea to at least ask your friends for help, but you know they will have to come over on a Saturday if real work is going to get done. Shouldn’t the weekend before your move be dedicated to quality time with those friends, rather than asking them to spend time with your recently purchased cardboard boxes?

  1. You’re the Best at Enjoying Your Things—Not Moving Them

You may (if you’re honest) spend a lot of time with your computer, your television, your artwork, your furniture, or your bed, but that does not mean that you know how to safely move them to a new location. One wrong Tetris-esque stacking job, one dropped box, one ill-placed item, and you can say goodbye to your favorite entertainment item. These things that you enjoy so much—we want to make sure that you get to keep enjoying them! AQMS has completed thousands of moves to thousands of locations. So we may not know your things as intimately as you do, but we definitely know how to move those things in the way that will ensure their safety.

  1. Moving Is Inherently Dangerous

Moving is a dangerous endeavor—one that can easily go from “routine” to “extreme” in a heartbeat. So our question is: Why put yourself and your loved ones at risk for injury? When you hire our professional team of movers, you are investing in keeping your valuables and yourself safe from harm’s way.

So there you have it: the first five reasons as to why you should refrain from moving your valuables on your own. At AQMS, we firmly believe that your things deserve careful packing completed by experienced hands. We will always argue that moving on your own is something that should be avoided so you and your things will be safe. Remember: we can help you move anywhere in the United States, and we also assist with international moves.

6. Our Moving Company Is Fully Insured, Your Valuables Are Not

You tied the mattress and were sure that it wasn’t going to fall over, but it did…right onto your chandelier. You couldn’t believe how expensive it was when you bought it, but it sure isn’t worth a dime now. Most people forget how expensive some of the items in their home are, and they also forget that some of those items are not covered through insurance or warranty. When we move your belongings, you can bet that we do everything in our power to keep them safe. That is why we are fully insured, so no matter the distance, the amount, or the item, your valuables are fully protected.

7. Family Members Are Not Professional Family Movers

Your brother swung by to help you pack today, and you are excited to get that furniture moving! With his help, you start to lift that comfy couch, and he takes the lead toward the door. As you reach the door frame, you realize your current couch configuration will never make it through. You try to tell your bro the bad news, but he’s determined! The result? A lot of scrapes on the wall and a broken couch leg (not to mention some brotherly frustration). We at AQMA understand family is there for you when you are in need; however, for all the love they have for you, they might still be the worst movers on earth. So instead of recruiting your family, why not recruit ours? Our business is owned and operated by a husband and wife who have been in this business for almost 20 years. So if you are looking for help from family, give ours a try.


8. Make it a road trip. Not a load trip.

You have always wanted to go and explore some other parts of the United States, but not like this. Your back is sore because you have been hunched over the steering wheel for 10+ hours, trying to end this insufferable journey as soon as possible. The miles on your rent-a-truck are piling up, and you are kicking yourself for not using the flat-rate package. If you had just taken the time to do the math, you could have saved a good chunk of money. Regardless, this is costing you way more than you thought it would, and you wish you could have just flown out to your new home. Why did you assign yourself the task of driving your stuff across the states, especially when it costs you? Let our professional moving team bring your valuables to your new home. If you are going to travel across the country, let it be for a road trip—not a load trip.

9. Equipment Matters

Between Cousin Joe’s 2001 flatbed, the smallest U-Haul money can rent, and your family van, you managed to cram all of your things into your “professional” moving vehicles. As Joe pulls onto the freeway, you begin to notice that his flatbed is sitting lower than usual. Due to the weight of your belongings, Joe’s truck bed is sagging and looks like it could bust any minute. This was a huge mistake, and Joe has to pull over to wait for help from another truck. Why didn’t you just go with the pros?

We at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage Company are those pros you need, and we have the equipment to get the job done seamlessly. Between reliable trucks that get your possessions from point A to point B, and wall protectors that guard your old and new homes, you can rest easy knowing that we have the right tools for the job. Your items won’t be crammed in our trucks because we understand the space that your valuables need. We have the means to get your move done.

10. Knowledge Matters

You spend hours trying to decide if your lamp should be in a box or standing on its own, if your fridge can safely carry your book collection while in transit, or if your cabinet can stand on your bed without doing damage to your mattress. You want to cut corners. Not because you don’t care, but simply because you don’t have an extensive moving history. You can’t foresee stability issues, you can’t predict safety concerns, and you definitely can’t picture how your items will fit in X, Y, or Z.

That’s what we are here for. If you are worried about any one of these issues or are nagged by hundreds more, we are here for you. Our nearly 20 years of moving history is what makes us quick and efficient because we have been there, and trust us, we have packed that. The only way to have extensive knowledge about moving items is to actual have experience moving items. So let us help you with your move. Our knowledge, our team, and our equipment will be at your disposal.

If you need an estimate on your up and coming move, let us come do an evaluation free of charge! Call (661) 622-2636 now to make the right moves for your future.

Last modified: March 8, 2018

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