While the amount of people moving cross country is continually growing, the majority of moves are local. According to USA Today in 2010 73% of all moves were local moves. A local move is defined as any relocation 35 miles or under from origin to destination. Regardless of whether you’re moving across the street, across town, or across the county, if you want a stress-free move I always recommend hiring a professional.
Moving has been ranked as one of the top three most stressful experiences in life. It can appear to be a daunting challenge. Professional movers will walk you through exactly what to expect. You can hire them to do as much or as little as you want. Your time is valuable and often times once you purchase materials, rent a truck, pay gas and mileage, pay buddies to help out, and spend all day doing back breaking labor you may have wished you just hired a mover!