Why to Hire a Packing and Moving Company

Hiring professional movers may seem like an extravagant expense, particularly if you’re cash-strapped and you have young, strong friends who can help you. But the “DIY approach” to moving can be surprisingly problematic. Here are a few things to consider:

Broken “stuff.”

Professional movers know how to transport delicate, costly stuff, like TVs, furniture, mirrors, and other breakables. If your friend accidentally drops your plasma TV, all of a sudden the “DIY” move will be far more expensive than the “hire professionals” move.

You could hurt yourself.

A sprained ankle or wrenched lower back is no laughing matter. In addition to the excruciating pain, such an injury could prevent you from going to work (and thus earning money), and it could lead to long term, annoying medical costs. The risk of such a disaster may be low, but it is non-zero. If something really bad occurs, the results could be catastrophic for your finances.


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Value of your time. 

Let’s assume that you earn $50 an hour at your job. If you commit 10 of your “billable hours” to the moving process, you have effectively invested $500 of your time into the move. In other words, there’s a non-zero opportunity cost. There really is no way to move “for free.” In addition, many professional movers also offer packing and storage services.

Some stuff may be too heavy/complex for you and your friends to move.

For instance, it may you may own a very large couch or enormous entertainment center. You can sell that furniture on Craigslist and get a measly return… or hire a professional mover to move it for you safely and efficiently.

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For help with a local, statewide, national or international move – and to protect your bank account, body, and friendships in the process – turn to the team here at Movers ‘N’ Shakers for a free quote. Contact us today: 877-797-4253.