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Hiring Professional Mover Vs. Moving Yourself

If you plan on moving in the near future, the question, “Should I hire professional movers?” has probably crossed your mind at least once.

Hiring professional movers would spare you stress, time, and energy. But what if the money you save by moving yourself is worth it? It’s a big decision to make, so here are some facts to lead you in the right direction.


When you move without professional help, you are responsible for all of your things. If an item breaks or is damaged during the move, you’re out of luck.

For some people this isn’t a big deal, especially for a person who doesn’t own many fragile things.

However, a person who owns lots of heavy, wooden furniture and antiques, hiring a professional may be the best route.

Moving companies are experienced with moving delicate items safely and usually hold some type of liability for damaged items.


Packing and moving your furniture and boxes isn’t easy, and most people can’t do it by themselves.

Some people are able to ask their family and friends for help, but professional movers are usually much faster and efficient.

Ultimately, asking loved ones for help is cheaper, though professional movers will save you a lot of time.

As a middle ground option, a lot of moving companies can be hired hourly to do just parts of the moving job instead of a full-service move. This way, you can save money and time.

How Far Are You Moving?

Your moving needs for moving within the same city will be vastly different than if you’re moving to another state or country.

If you’re moving locally, moving yourself should be completely fine and safe. However, the farther the move, the riskier the move can be.

For long distance moves, the safest and most cost effective option would be to hire a professional mover just for the moving of your personal belongings.

Do You Want to Get Rid of Anything? 

Professional movers can handle all of the packing for you. But what if you don’t want to bring everything with you?

The biggest benefit of packing your own belongings is being able to sift through the things you no longer want.

Although hiring a mover to pack for you is usually less time-consuming, movers will likely pack everything in your home.

My Tucson Movers Can Help You Move

If you’re still wondering if hiring a professional mover is right for you, My Tucson Movers offers free moving estimates to all residents in the Tucson area.

Call us today at (520) 822-6140 to learn more about what My Tucson Movers can do to make your move as quick and stress-free as possible.

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