Moving is the worst. No one likes moving and no one likes to help their friends move. From the time that I left my parents house to go to school I have moved ten different times. That is ten different apartments, ten different sets of friends to help me move, and ten different rounds of packing and unpacking. All ten within the last seven years. Not to mention the number of times that I have helped my friends move. Whoa, that’s a lot of moving. If we added in that number it would just make me feel stressed and wonder why I haven’t started to charge for my services. See, I am very well organized and once I start a project I won’t stop until it is finished. My friends know this about me and have learned that I am a very reliable friend to recruit to help them move. Some moves have been easier than others, like the time that I moved from one apartment to another apartment on the same block. One time I helped my best friend move from one apartment to another apartment right next door in the exact same building. She moved from #101 to #102. This move should have been easy but the narrow hallway made it quite a challenge.
The last time that I moved is the last time that I will move without hiring a moving company. I have realized after so many moves that it is completely worth the money to hire a local moving company. The prices are usually very reasonable and completely worth it if you consider how much work it is for you and all of your friends to move in one day. When your friends help you move you have to buy them pizza and beer and sometimes pay a friend for gas if they are letting you borrow their truck to move all the big stuff. You usually have to take the day off work so you’re losing money there too. By the time you add up all the extra expenses you might as well have hired movers and it will be much less stressful for you and about the same damage to your bank account.
Moving is stressful enough without having to worry about how you are going to move your three-piece couch across town in your compact car. Bribing friends with food and beer works most of the time but wouldn’t it just be so much easier on you if you hired professional movers and packers to do it all for you? After my last move I have decided that it is definitely worth it to hire movers. I am getting too old to do it myself or beg my friends to help me do it. We all know that most of them back out at the last minute anyway. My favorite is when a friend makes up a totally crazy explanation for why they can’t help you move. “Sorry, my grandma needs me to come over and help her with her computer”.