Moving can be very stressful. In fact, I think that I read somewhere that moving is one of the top five things that cause people the most stress. It is up there with losing a spouse and losing your job. There are so many factors that go in to the moving process that make it so stressful. From packing and cleaning to unpacking and cleaning to recruiting friends to help you move. After so many moves it becomes hard to find friends that are willing to help you. Most of the time people will say that they will help you move and then when the day actually comes they find some whacky excuse like, “sorry, I know I said I could help but there is a Harry Potter marathon on TV today so I can’t leave the house”. Seriously, I have heard this excuse before, I am not making this stuff up. The best way to recruit friends to help you move is to bribe them with beer and pizza. The trick is to keep the beer at the place you are moving out of and to promise the pizza at the place you are moving in to. That is the way to motivate people to get from point A to point B.
After my last move I have decided that the inevitable next time I have to move I will definitely be hiring local movers. I have a lot of experience moving considering that I have personally moved ten different times in the last seven and a half years. What all of this experience has taught me is that it is definitely worth the money to hire a local moving company instead of doing it all yourself. When you hire a moving service you don’t have to bribe them with beer and pizza, just a nice tip at the end. Movers are also probably much more reliable than your friends. Your movers won’t bail on you for a Harry Potter marathon or drink your beer while they watch everyone else do all the heavy lifting. At least, I would hope that they wouldn’t do that. Many local moving services also offer packing services. Can you imagine how moving could get any easier?
I believe that it is definitely worth it to hire movers in order to save yourself from some of the major stressors of moving, and to save your friends from having to come up with stupid excuses for why they can’t help you move. In the end it is a win win for everyone because you get to support a local business and save yourself from having to buy beer and pizza for your friends who probably will not be that helpful in way. I realize that I am making my friends sound like completely washed out losers, and some of them are, but I also know that I would not have made it through my last ten moves if my friends hadn’t been there to support me.