Reasons why DIY interstate relocation is not a good idea. Be cautious, your health may depend on it!

13 Dec by Dr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

Reasons why DIY interstate relocation is not a good idea. Be cautious, your health may depend on it!

Moving to another state can be a stressful and complicated process. You have to take care of many things – find a new home and sell the current one, prepare the paperwork, prepare your family, clean, declutter, pack and finally say goodbye to everybody. So, yes, interstate relocation is a time-, energy-, and money-consuming process. Luckily, the bigger part of relocation can be completed with the help of a moving agency. However, many people still opt for a DIY kind of relocation thinking that it would save them a lot of money. And, soon they all realize that DIY relocation comes with a lot of risks, dangers, headaches, and of course, a hefty price tag. So, save yourself from all that trouble on time. Keep on reading if you want to find out why DIY interstate relocation is not a good idea.

It is Not Safe For You

Many people do not think about injuries and possible damages when moving until they actually start preparing for it. So, be assured that moving is a dangerous project where a lot of things can go wrong. For instance, you might hurt your back, joints or even your neck if you do not know how to lift heavy objects properly. Also, when packing your belongings, you will soon realize that there are a lot of sharp and pointy objects that can easily cut your fingers.

You might also accidentally drop something on your toes, or on somebody else’s. Yes, all these things and many more can happen to you if you do not have experience with packing and relocating. So, do not risk your family’s health as well as your own, and simply hire movers with whom moving to a neighboring state with ease will be piece of cake.
Heavy lifting is a skill. If you do not possess it, do not relocate by yourself. Alt.tag: A man carrying boxes.

It is Not Safe For Your Belongings

Professional movers like are professional for a reason. They are trained and experienced people who know exactly how to handle any kind of relocation – a local or an interstate one. Just imagine your own DIY kind of relocation. Firstly, you will spend months planning it, gathering all the materials, and begging your friends to help you with all the heavy lifting. And, even with their help, you will still have a big job to finish by yourself. Packing each item individually will take time, especially if you have never done this before. Moreover, if you have not packed something properly, you might not find it in one piece once you arrive at your new home. 

Furthermore, if you are moving specialty items like pianos, hot tubs, pool tables and similar, be sure that you will need an expert to help you out. These specialty items are really expensive, and if you disassemble them in the wrong way, or pack them inadequately, fixing them will cost you a fortune. So, just think about it – it is much better to pay professionals to do everything quickly and safely than to cut corners and eventually pay double.

Last Minute Stumbling Block

For most of us, this is a nightmare. Just when you think you have everything under control, well, that is when things start going downhill. It does not matter how much you prepared and planned for the move, some things just happen. For instance, you or your child might get sick, or your pet might run away, or snow might start falling and now you have to delay everything.

Yes, all of this can happen at the last minute and there is nothing you can do about it. Your entire DIY project will have to stop, you will lose a lot of time, money and energy until you figure out everything and remedy the situation. This is why hiring a professional moving agency and planning your interstate move with them can be a lifesaver. If you had movers working for you, the whole process would just continue despite your personal problems.
All the last-minute hitches, panic attacks, and headaches can be avoided if you work together with a moving agency. Alt.tag: A stressed-out man.

It Will Cost You More Money

Another thing that most people believe is that hiring a moving agency will cost a fortune. But, the truth is, doing everything by yourself without proper skills, equipment or materials is the thing that will break your bank. Yes, maybe it seems that paying for their service is a lot in the beginning, but you will soon realize that it pays off in the long run. Movers will bring their own packing materials which are usually cheaper than buying them from hardware stores and stationery shops.

Moreover, movers have their own equipment like trucks and trolleys which means that you will not have to rent them out separately. Most importantly, they will pack and relocate everything to another state safely. However, if you decide to do all of this by yourself you might damage, break or lose some of your stuff, which will cost you double in the end.
Hiring professional movers to handle your interstate relocation will actually save you money. Alt.tag: A piggy bank.

It Will Last Longer

Last but definitely not least, having a DIY interstate relocation is going to be a long process. So, yes, if you have ever wondered how long does it take to move a house, the answer is – a lot! First, you have to spend weeks planning and preparing for the process alone. Then, you have to spend days gathering packing materials, looking for a moving truck and all the necessary equipment. After all of that is finished, you will need twice as much time figuring out how to properly and safely pack all your household belongings. Movers would be able to finish all of this in just a day or two leaving you enough time to take care of other important and moving-related things.

Author Bio:
Angie Sims is a professional moving consultant. She is reliable, organized and a people person. Her specialty is long-distance moving. She is also a wife, a mother of two, and a dog owner. In her free time, she enjoys writing blogs.

ByDr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

20 years experience in the field of moving and relocation. Sharing tips and expertise in the proper ways to move, pack, and arrive at your destination. Managing, the leading consumer protection portal for the moving industry


  1. Thanks for this blog. I learned a lot from this blog. This blog is very helpful to those who are planning to move to their new home. Especially to those who are first-timer. I hope you post more tips so that we can learn more and we can apply it to our plan for a home relocation.

  2. A wonderful collection of moving quotes that help me more to get some pre idea about moving or relocation idea. What things did I consider while move the entire state? I thought you reply to my quote to move fast.

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