Often times, people who need to move to another local location assume that hiring a moving company is too expensive and opt to do it themselves.  Here are some things to keep in mind before you decide to forgo the professional help and do it on your own.

  1. Do you have the right vehicle to move things in as few trips as possible? Professional movers come with trucks large enough to get you loaded up in just one trip. True, they may be harder to park in some tight city situations but at least have all of your things packed into one or two vehicles versus 4 or 5
  1. Will your family be significantly impacted if someone suffers an injury in the move? If your family’s breadwinner throws out their back- how long will they be out of work?  If you are the primary caretaker for your young kids, how will you handle caring for them if a mishap leaves you with a broken foot? Some of us are naturally accident prone and movers minimize the risk of injury.
  1. Do your friends and family offer to help you only if you return the favor? Some family and friends will always come to the rescue, and that’s great, but some people expect favors in return and the older you are, the more you just want no-strings-attached help.
  1. Moving, in its entirety, is a big stress. Do you really need the added stress and strain of physically carrying large items in and out, up and down? If you are local to our area, you’ve likely had to participate in a move from a 3rd floor apartment. The staircases are steep, narrow, and winding; moving couches and mattresses is the ultimate test of your patience and relationships with the people you are moving with.  Is it worth the fight(s) to save a few dollars?

Moving is exciting and the process does create a lot of great and funny memories- even if you don’t think so at the time.  Whatever the case is with your particular situation – its free to get a quote so there is no harm in seeing what hiring a professional company like Long Moving & Storage of Westport could save you in terms of stress and sanity!


Long Moving & Storage is a full service moving and storage company located in Westport, MA.  They offer local moving, interstate, intrastate, office moving/relocation, emergency moving (when there is a fire or flood with direct billing to insurance carrier), Fine Art Crating & Transport, on-site storage containers, secured climate- controlled storage facility, junk removal and estate clean-outs. For a free estimate on your next move or clean out, contact Perry at Perrylong@hotmail.com or call  (508).851.7862

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