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Why DIY Moving Can Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Did you know that even for a small move, your belongings will weigh in at over 2000 lbs?

If you’re thinking about moving everything yourself rather than hiring moving services, then you’ll have to shift all that weight yourself.

The heavy loads aren’t the only danger involved in DIY moving.

Read on as we look at some of the risks you may face when moving your belongings by yourself.


Some of your belongings will be small and easy to pack and move.

Some definitely won’t. Moving furniture, for example, can be a real challenge. Heavy items such as dining tables, bed frames, or even pianos have more than enough weight to cause you serious injury from lifting them incorrectly, or dropping them.

A professional moving company can take all of that out of your hands. You won’t find yourself halfway up a flight of stairs with the weight of a sofa on your shoulders as someone screams “pivot!”


Moving large furniture doesn’t just have the potential to cause harm to you.

Heavy and cumbersome furniture can also cause serious damage to your home. If you’re struggling to move a large or heavy item, you may end up scraping it along walls, gouging holes in your paintwork, or damaging your flooring. Not only can you damage your home, but you may also damage the item that you’re moving.

A professional moving team will know the best way to get items out of your home without damage.


It’s all too easy to underestimate the amount of time it will take you to move everything out of your home.

This can have serious consequences. You may not have everything packed up in time to move out of your home before the new owners are due to move in. You may overrun the time that you have hired your moving van. You may not make it to your new home in time to pick up the keys.

By hiring moving services you don’t have to worry about any of these issues.


A lot of the issues you may face are a matter of experience.

Knowing how to move cumbersome furniture, knowing how to lift items safely, knowing how long it will take to pack everything onto the van; all these are things that are learned through experience.

Without that experience, you’re likely to make mistakes that a professional moving company knows to avoid. It puts you and your belongings at increased risk.

Are You Considering DIY Moving?

If you’re thinking about DIY moving then we hope that this article has given you some food for thought.

It is possible to move everything yourself, but you need to be prepared for the amount of time it will take you and be fully aware of the risks involved. Not only could you end up damaging your belongings or your home, but you could also end up getting seriously injured.

You’ll need to weigh all of that up against the cost of hiring professionals to take all of those issues out of your hands.

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