She says: “So do you think we should ask for help from our ward [church members] or hire movers?”
He says: “Hire movers, definitely.”
She says: “Even if it’s expensive?”
He says: “I don’t care if we have to take out a second mortgage, I’m never moving ourselves again.”
When it comes to hiring help with hauling, we pretty much agree. The last time we moved was a nightmare, we promised ourselves we’d hire movers for our next (and ideally final) move. With two kids we’re swimming in to-do lists, jobs, and baby stuff. We need all the help we can get.
We’re also toying with the idea of hiring packers as well. Sure, we could do it ourselves, but it would be so nice to go out for a day, and come home to a completely packed house, and the next day the movers move it all. My husband hates packing too, which is funny because every time we move I do almost all of the packing myself while he stands and waits to haul the box away. So needless to say, I’m leaning towards packers.
A friend of mine has a husband in the military and when she relocated, they had packers come in for them. She said they would pack everything, and she meant EVERYTHING–Including gently wrapping and taping a bag of half-eaten beef jerky and placing it in a box.
Hearing that reminds me how packing is a great time to declutter a lot of stuff we won’t want to bring. If it’s possible I may try to go through and declutter and pre-pack as much as I feel like, then leave the rest to packers and movers. Time is money (and in this case, also my sanity) so we’re heavily considering both services.
Have you ever hired help to move you? What say you?