Are you an enterprising individual who enjoys saving money and paying less for services that you know you can do on your own? If you're planning a move in the near future, it's a good idea to consider the assistance of a professional team of local movers, even if you love lifting boxes and think your hours in the gym have prepared you to move house.

Here are some of the reasons why moving your own house, condo, or apartment can take a rather significant physical toll on your body and mind.

It's Not a 90-Minute Workout at the Gym

Working out on a regular basis helps you remain in good shape, and you may very well have the strength and stamina to pack your entire house for cross country moving. However, when you choose to move without the assistance of a professional moving company, we're not just talking about a few hours in the gym.

We're looking at what could be several days of backbreaking work and lifting that could cause some serious trouble for your knees, wrists, and back. Additionally, some of the pieces of furniture you may have to move aren't conveniently sized like a weight in the gym. Hauling a king size mattress up three flights of stairs might make you want to reconsider mattress ownership.

Don't risk lasting physical damage to your body by undertaking a move where the amount of heavy lifting and awkward objects mean many hours of work and possible injury, lasting joint pain, and exhaustion.

A DIY move can be stressful and dangerous. Black Tie Moving offers a professional alternative to handle all of your moving needs.

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Moving is Stressful

Moving is one of those things that will keep you up nights, and it's important to think about the emotional and mental toll that a move can have on your mind and body. In addition to the physical exertion of a move, you may also feel unnecessary or extra stress if you move on your own.

Stress is hazardous to your health. Worrying about carrying all those boxes up and down the stairs can make your move feel so much more stressful. Did you know that stress can increase your blood pressure, make your heart race, and reduce the strength of your immune system? On stress, the American Psychological Association says:

"Multiple studies have shown that these sudden emotional stresses — especially anger — can trigger heart attacks, arrhythmias, and even sudden death."

Keeping your stress levels low during a move is important. Moving companies can help you limit stress during your move.

You can retain control of your move by arranging assistance when and where you want, so you don't have to relinquish all decision-making regarding your move. Your local movers understand if you're used to doing things on your own. They're here to help you, not to hinder you.

Moving Services Aren't All or Nothing

If you're concerned about the cost of your move and you're willing to risk stress and injury on a DIY move, you might want to look at a moving estimate that features partial services. For example, you might take on the responsibility of packing and hand over the loading and unloading job to your cross country moving company.

Moving companies like Black Tie Moving want to please their customers, and ensuring a customer's positive experience means providing services in the manner and method requested by the customer. Arrange for help with some or all of your move. In the end, it's up to you - you know what you can handle.