1.There's Less Chance You'll End Up in the Hospital
You can hurt yourself pretty badly when you don't know what you're doing.
Moving heavy items like sofas, beds, and furniture is awkward, requires either multiple people or the right equipment, and it needs to be done twice — moving out of one home and moving into another. Hiring a professional mover eliminates the potential for injury.
2. Your Friends and Family Won't Regret Knowing You
One word: pivot!
If you're a "Friends" fan you know what that means, and if you're not, well, you should look up the clip on YouTube so you don't annoy and alienate your friends on moving day like Ross did.
No matter how much they say they will help, friends and family hate helping you move because it's tiring and stressful. Keep your friends and family happy by just inviting them over for the housewarming party, not the moving bit.
3. You'll Free Up Time for Other Important Moving Day Issues
There's a lot more that needs to be done on moving day besides the actual moving. Perhaps you need to set up cable and utility service, maybe you need to get a new driver's license, or your time might be better spent readying the new place by making it move-in friendly. Professional movers can free up a huge chunk of time by taking that burden off your back — literally — so you can concentrate on other important tasks and exercise efficiency.
Moving yourself will take you a lot more time. Having a company come in and do it for you with the right truck, the right hand tools, and the right resources gets the job done much more quickly.
4. Movers Will Have All the Right Equipment
You know what's worse than having to move your entire bedroom set down four flights of stairs? Realizing that you don't have the IKEA-issued Allen wrench you need to dismantle the darn thing. Forget about breaking your back; that aneurysm you're about to have will probably kill you first. But not if your superhero movers and personal saviors are on the job.
Professional movers will size the contents and have the right sized truck and other hand tools to move equipment. Oftentimes, people who do it themselves will rent a smaller truck requiring more trips, and they forget about various hand tools are other things that make it much easier to move.