Then you’ve discovered that it can trigger a unique blend of emotions.

The excitement of a new home.

The dread of actually getting your possessions into it.

But happily, it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you’ve landed here, it’s a good bet that you’re thinking about whether to hire movers in San Diego.

And if you’re like many people, you may have considered the question: Hire San Diego movers or do it myself?

Sure, people can move themselves and survive the experience.

But there are (at least) four very good reasons why hiring professional movers is a much smarter bet.

Less Hassle

Professional movers can offer one-stop shopping for most of your moving needs.

At minimum, that probably means enough packing supplies for your move, plus a truck and the team to load and unload it.

But professionals often offer add-on services that you’d otherwise have to manage yourself:

  • Estimating the supplies you’ll need.
  • Estimating the size truck you’ll have to rent.
  • Packing and labeling.
  • Insurance for the truck and your possessions, plus the liability insurance you’ll want in case one of your friends injures himself while helping you.
  • Storage space should it become necessary.

Professionals may also be able to provide neighborhood or local insights that can make a big difference in your experience during and after the move.

And if you hire movers in San Diego, then you won’t have to worry about having the friends you recruited cancel at the last minute.

Cost Savings

Using professionals, the average interstate move in the U.S. costs about $5,630.

A similar DIY move? Between $4,000 and $7,000.

Same thing is true for a local move.

With professionals: $1,170.

Doing it yourself: $1,325.

And that doesn’t include the “hidden” costs you’re likely to incur: things like gas, tolls, insurance, pizza and beer for your friends.

Hiring Movers in San Diego Means Time Savings

Professional movers have to move fast: time is one of the commodities they’re selling.

And, because they are professionals who own and know how to use their equipment, they can move fast.

You’re not so lucky. You probably don’t have the equipment, or the skill and training to use it properly.

That’s why a professional, three-man moving team will take 13-16 hours to move a 2,000 square foot house.

On average, it’ll take you and your friends two to seven days to make the same move.

And while you consider time and cost, don’t forget to include the cost of your time. At two to seven days of lost work per move, that can really add up.


If you’re considering a DIY move, consider that back and shoulder injuries account for more than a third of the injuries that require time off from work.

If it’s you that’s injured, you’ll have to add that to the total cost of your time.

In fact, on virtually every count, hiring professional movers is a safer bet:

They have the necessary equipment and they’re trained to use it.

They’re in good shape (they lift pianos for a living) and they know the tricks for safely lifting, carrying, maneuvering and setting down heavy loads.

They have the insurance you’ll need to buy.

And they already know how to drive that truck or pull that trailer safely. You probably don’t.

Still not convinced that hiring professional San Diego movers is the right move for you? Then give us a call. We’ll be happy to give you an estimate and answer all your questions.