Moving is often considered one of life’s most stressful events. Ranking high along with marriage and divorce, even if you’re super excited for a move, there are still a lot of components to be managed. Oftentimes, when we are faced with a difficult or particularly stressful task, we are tempted to try and manage it all on our own for the sake of control. But this isn’t always the safest or easiest approach. Here are some common, avoidable complications that may come with attempting to move solo.


Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you’re not a professional mover— and that’s why we’re here to help! Believe it or not, there’s a proper way to do the heavy lifting required for your move, and lifting incorrectly can cause serious injury and health-related issues. The last thing you need is to use your valuable PTO or sick days for a back injury you sustained while lifting your couch.

Sometimes it’s about more than just your lifting form— it’s about the equipment too. Professional movers have tools for lifting items any size. Kick back, relax, and let the experts work instead of risking a trip to the hospital after attempting to lift a king-sized bed!

Broken Belongings

No matter how much bubble wrap and foam you order, it would be a miracle to not break anything trying to move all on your own. Hire movers, though, and you remove all the stress of transporting your belongings, and you do it safely at your desired destination. No one wants to begin their first days in a new home replacing broken items or grieving over irreplaceable ones. Of course, accidents happen. But most professional moving companies will offer plans that cover circumstances like this.

Time Wasted

Moving is definitely stressful, but it’s also exciting. Letting professional movers take care of most of the stressful tasks allows you to feel more excited than anything else Whether you’re in a new city or another country altogether, exploring is fun and important. But this requires your precious time! Professional movers will help free up your time so that you get to the fun stuff more quickly and much more easily.


Just planning a move is already difficult, let alone the actual day of moving. A moving company and it’s staff will be familiar with all of the many tasks that come with moving day. From placing items in the truck the best way they fit, to being hyper-aware of driving technique when transporting your belongings, professional movers are sure to alleviate some of the frustration that is inevitable if you tackle the move alone.


To learn more, get in touch with your local Kansas City relocation company, A. Arnold Moving, today!