Is it a Bad Idea to Move Yourself? …..Maybe

“I was helping a friend move and injured my knee, ended up with knee surgery”    – man in mid-40sMedical emergency

“Yeah, I threw my back out helping a friend move” – another man in his mid-40s



There is a tremendous amount of stress involved with handling a move yourself.

In case you don’t already know, stress is harmful for both the body and mind. Stress can cause high blood pressure, headaches, hormonal imbalance, digestive problems and stomach ulcers. Not to mention, the long-term negative effect of stress, including heart attack, cancer and a multiple of other problems. Mentally, the effects of stress are frightening; consisting of depression, mood swings, eating disorders, indecisiveness and impaired judgment.


Simply carrying boxes up and down stairs can really do a number on your back and joints. Plus, you can always take a tumble on the stairs or slip and fall on the wet floor. Is the physical strain and risk of injury really worth saving a few dollars?

Time Consuming

An average move to a 1200 sq ft space will take you approximately 60 hours to pack and another 60 hours to unpack. If that is the case, then you will need to start packing weeks ahead of time and it will take several more weeks to unpack too. If you hire Get Organized Move Management, packing doesn’t begin until 2-3 days before the move (that means you lead a normal uninterrupted life until then) and unpacking is all done by the end of move day! No living out of boxes for days and weeks at a time!

Professionals are more efficient in what they do. Remember you are not as skilled and experienced when it comes to moving as Move Management professionals are. We do this for a living and are quite skilled in handling your personal belongings. When it comes to professional packers and movers, we can do the job in half the time it would have taken you and, in most cases, without any damages.


Get Organized Move Management has insurance and is responsible for any items broken due to packing and moving. You are completely covered! If you do a move yourself, you are out of luck if something breaks, like that brand new really nice flatscreen TV. If your friends help you move, confirm you have insurance to cover any injuries they might have during/from the move. Wouldn’t it just be easier to hire Get Organized Move Management, then you don’t need to worry about all this additional insurance.


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