So, you are planning a big move to your new home and you are left with a major decision: do you hire a moving company or do you go it alone? Sure, doing it on your can be much more cost effective and you will have more of a hands-on approach to your valuables.

However, there are many good reasons why hiring a moving company would be a better option, not only giving you peace of mind, but it could also end up saving you more money in the long run if something were to go awry (an accident while moving could land you in the hospital or broken valuables can be costly if they need to be replaced).

Here are a few other reasons why you will want to rely on a moving company instead of making that big move by yourself:

1. Moving furniture on your own can be dangerous

It is no secret that a lot of furniture can be a real hassle to move on your own. When you think about the dining set, the television, couches and lounge chairs, bookshelves – the entire process might seem dizzying. It only takes one slip-up to accidentally drop a television on your foot or be pinned by a grandfather clock. Moving companies have a team of skilled individuals who will be able to move this furniture without issue.

2. Movers know what they are doing more than you do

It is in their job description, after all. Movers will have the best idea of how to get furniture out of your home much more quickly and more effectively than you and a handful of friends and family are able to. To make the whole ordeal less time-consuming, risk free, and worry free, you should go with a moving company.

3. You avoid bothering your friends and families for help

No one likes that dreaded request from their friend: “Hey, are you free this weekend? Can you help me move?” Calling in a moving company avoids this awkward conversation altogether and ensures that you are relying on professional help instead of what your friends can do for you.

4. Your furniture will be insured under the moving company

This is especially important if you are hauling valuables or you happen to be the clumsy type. If this is a particular concern for you, then this is all the more reason for you to want to rely on a moving company instead of carrying out this precious cargo on your own. Anything that is accidentally destroyed in transit by the moving company will generally be compensated by funds or replacement of the destroyed property.

5. It frees up your day to take care of other chores

Since moving is a stressful process, you will want to free up as much of your time as possible. Leaving the moving process to someone else will give you much more free time to actually tackle some of these other issues. Not only are you buying more time to make sure everything is taken care of, but you are also purchasing peace of mind.

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