You’re just short of help
The above scenario is one reason why we believe hiring just one mover is absolutely worth it. When you have family members helping out, you are definitely going to save on moving expenses, but you do run the risk of not being able to finish on time, damaging items, or not being able to move challenging or large items. Having one professional mover to help in this circumstance will certainly help speed along the process. The one mover can even give advice on how to lift and pack items, too. Cousin Joey is strong, but he doesn’t have years of experience on how to pack a truck!
You have one item that is exceptionally larger than others
You may have lots of boxes that are all the same size, and you are confident you can lift them, but what about that one massive headboard that nears 200 pounds? Yes, it’s just one item, but if that one item can’t be lifted without professional help, you’re definitely going to want to hire that extra set of hands and avoid running the risk of hurting yourself, hurting others, or damaging the item. In this scenario, it’s best to hire that one professional mover (or two, if you don’t believe you can help or have someone who can help the mover). The professional(s) will know exactly how to handle moving the challenging item so you can focus on moving your other belongings.
Your truck might not be able to fit everything
That truck you rented looks a lot smaller in person compared to the pictures online! You become worried that you might not be able to fit everything in one haul. In this case, hiring one professional mover can give you packing guidance as you move. This will also prevent you from having to unload the entire truck and reloading it to make sure everything fits, which will save you time.
Your budget only allows for one mover
We get it, moving is not the cheapest endeavor. When you only have room to spare for one mover, you question whether it’s more worth it to hire the mover, or just save that extra coin. For the reasons provided above, we believe that if you fall into any of these scenarios you should hire that one mover. At the end of the day, moving can have unforeseen consequences if you don’t prepare properly (I.e. Cousin Joey getting injured at the end of a long drawn-out day, dropping a $700 headboard because you didn’t know how to handle it, or having items become damaged in transit because the truck wasn’t packed properly). All things to consider, and things that can easily be mitigated by just hiring one professional mover!