Although it is not uncommon to ask your friends for help with moving, you should understand that this comes with substantial risk, especially when you have a home full of valuable possessions. It might seem like a worthwhile trade to spend time with your friends and save money by getting their assistance, but it is often better to avoid the trouble and get professional moving services instead.
Liability for the Damages
When you have your friends helping you with the move, you cannot force them to replace something of yours if it were to break while they were moving it around or putting it into a moving truck. A situation like this can sour a moving experience and friendship in seconds, but at least when you have a moving company do the work, you can feel confident that they are liable for your possessions.
Not Careful Enough
Even when your friends may not actually break anything of yours, they may not exercise enough caution when it comes to moving your possessions. Not only can this make you feel uncomfortable, but it can lead to minor damage to your items, which has the potential to lead to further damage later on.
Relying on your friends is something that you can generally do for many things, such as having someone to talk to when you are feeling down, but you cannot expect them to treat your move like a job. However, hiring a moving company is a guaranteed way to get reliable and professional-quality assistance.
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