Why should I hire a mover instead of renting a U-Haul and
doing it myself?
The answer to this involves two questions, how much is your
time worth and is it physically healthy for you to move
The value of your time extends beyond the time for the
actual move into the recovery time as you need to rest after
the physical exertion of moving. This recovery time also
impacts the time it takes to settle in and un-pack, with it
taking much more time to re-settle in your new residence if you
have made the move yourself. All of this impacts your
performance at work and your day-to-day productivity and
happiness. With a professional mover, you have a minimal impact
on your life.
Physical considerations need to be a part of any moving
decision. The typical small home of 1200 square feet has over 7
tons of items that first need to be moved into the truck and
then back out again. That's 14 tons of moving in 1-2 days.
All too often we want to think we can do anything ourselves
and do not want to need help. The reality is that moving is
stressful enough without adding the physical toll it takes.
Always consider the overall impact of a move, not just the
bottom line dollar cost on the move day alone.