Moving with Movers: What You Need to Know

The Pros and Cons of Moving Yourself

Moving is a big job. It can be overwhelming, exhausting and time-consuming to take on the task of moving your own belongings. Moving yourself means you have to pack up all your stuff, load it into a car or truck, drive it across town (or even cross country!), unload everything at the other end and then reassemble your furniture in its new room. Whew! That sounds like an awful lot of work for one person – not to mention expensive because you might need to pay someone else to help you move.

Movers, on the other hand, do this kind of work every day. They know exactly how to pack your furniture into their truck and then unload it at its final destination without damaging anything or scratching walls in your new home.


Movers bring all kinds of equipment with them like dollies (for moving smaller items), ramps for loading wheelchairs and large appliances (like washers and dryers) onto trucks, tools for dismantling furniture…

Also, movers know the best route for driving a moving van from point A to point B. They can tell you if there’s going to be bad traffic on that day or which of several routes is likely to save both time and money.

Movers also have insurance in case anything does break during the move, so they’re accountable for any damages – not you! Movers are experts at what they do; they want your job to go as smoothly as possible so you’ll hire them again some other time instead of doing it yourself. This means movers will take care with every piece of furniture…and even follow up after the move has been completed just in case something was damaged along the way but went unnoticed until later when nothing could be done.