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Moving House: The Disadvantages of Self-Moving

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Sometimes, when you feel as though you have a good handle on all your belongings and a can-do attitude, it can be tempting to give self-moving a go. While this might work for some, there are several reasons why self-moving can often be more of a pain than a solution. After all, moving companies exist for a reason.

In this article, the team here at Barnes of Lincoln will be taking a look at some of the disadvantages of self-moving, so you have all the knowledge for when you make your decision.


  • Injury

For many, lifting extremely heavy objects such as furniture isn’t something you do on a daily basis, which could spell disaster if you get over confident on the day of your move. While some people think that a day of manual handling training at work qualifies them to ferry the contents of their home around, if you get your lifting technique wrong, this could result in a serious back injury.

At Barnes of Lincoln, our expert removals team move furniture on a daily basis, and are all highly trained when it comes to lifting heavy objects. For the sake of your physical health, sometimes it pays to hire a professional removals team to take care of your belongings.


  • No storage options

One of the main problems that you may experience when trying to move home yourself is a lack of storage. If you are downsizing, you may be stuck with nowhere to store surplus items while you get things sorted at your home. What’s more, if you only have a single moving truck, the chances are you will have to make more than one trip when moving your belongings, which will be extremely tedious if your new home is quite far from your old one.


  • Packing problems

If you’re not experienced with moving, then you may think that packing is simple: just collect your belongings and put them in the appropriate sized boxes. While this is true to an extent, when it comes to packing particularly awkward or fragile items, packing can become an extremely frustrating and drawn out task. When you hire professional movers, you will also be able to take advantage of a professional packing service which takes care of these problems for you.


  • Stress

Moving is one of the most stressful processes anyway, so if you don’t allow yourself any help when you want to transport all of your personal belongings across the country, you are going to put yourself through a great deal of emotional stress. If you hire a professional moving team, however, this will afford you a great deal of peace of mind.


For an unmatched removals service throughout Lincoln and Newark, look no further than Barnes of Lincoln. With a wealth of experience spanning five generations, our purpose-built storage facilities and expert packaging, transportation and unloading services will ensure that you have the perfect moving experience – whether that’s next door or to a different country. If you would like to learn more about our services, whether that be removals or storage, don’t hesitate to get in touch. At Barnes of Lincoln, we’re always happy to help.

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