Ditch the DIY: Four Times You Really Should Just Hire a Mover


You may pride yourself on being a D.I.Y. master, and you may love rolling up your sleeves and tackling projects. The thought of hiring a mover might make you scoff. However, even if you’re budgetary conscious absolutely refuses to hire out work you can do yourself, there are some scenarios when choosing to pay for convenience is actually a healthy choice.

Moving is expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. Sometimes, protecting your time and your health is more important than trying to handle everything on your own. If any of the following situations apply to you and your family, you might want to consider hiring movers. Your schedule and your blood pressure will thank you.


  1. You’re ExpectingAnticipating a new child is probably more exciting, expensive, and stressful than moving, so trying to accomplish both at the same time is quite the challenge. The closer your moving day is to your child’s arrival day can make the whole process even more stressful, since you’ll have to think about unpacking and planning for a newcomer simultaneously. Pregnancy and heavy lifting also don’t mix, so if you’re in your later trimesters, hiring a moving company might help expecting parents de-stress, so they can focus on parenthood.
  2. You Have No HelpersDo-it-yourself rarely means do it all by yourself. Most people who choose to move without movers have a truck and a few friends and family that can help haul furniture and boxes. If you live too far away from connections who can lend a hand, or if your family is dealing with another big event at the moment, then hiring movers might be the only way to get the job done!
  3. You’re Going Across State LinesThough hiring movers can expedite a short move across town, if you’re moving several hundred miles, moving companies can be an even bigger help. Professional movers know how to organize big moves to be efficient, safe, and hassle-free. Save yourself several hours of driving back and forth by hiring a moving company who can get all of your belongings from point A to point B in one trip.
  4. You’re Sick

    You’ve got two weeks to move, and an accident happens. Now you’re awaiting surgery and using crutches. Don’t hurt yourself by trying to lift and pack items, or lose healing sleep by trying to do it all yourself. Hiring a moving company can help you focus on healing without having to delay your relocation.

According to the 2016 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, between 2015 and 2016, 11.2% of the U.S. population moved. You can bet most of those people had some help with their move. If you’re on a tight schedule, expecting a new family member, under the weather, or moving far away, a moving company can help your trip be a little less stressful and a little more special.

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