People often think that short distance moving is so easy, you can do it in no time at all, involving very little effort. You think you can do it in many trips, bringing things one at a time, separating the load into manageable units. You are under the false impression that you do not have as many items to pack as you really do and it won't take much labor to take it over as you can do in small easily manageable loads and that too right in your car. And you find out too late that your car cannot carry as much goods as you thought it would in the first place. So the number of trips to the new home increases unendingly and you curse yourself for having had the wrong impression about short distance moving.
you used your car because you thought you don’t need the services of a moving company because your are not going to move all that far and you can use your own automobile for the purpose even if you have to go for multiple hauls.
There is also the possibility of damaging your goods, some of them valuable. This is because you are tired after a few hauls and lose patience and move the items any way you can. In your haste to get things over, you pack your valuables in any way you can, sometimes even stashing them into the rear of your car.
Under the circumstances it is always better to hire the services of a moving company even if you are moving to a nearby location. They pack your things properly and move everything professionally so that you won’t have to regret the action later.
Compared to this long distance moving is much easier. Then you are compelled to load everything just once and haul the same to your new home. They will separate the pieces into things that don’t break or be damaged in a long haul and really delicate things like china and pack them accordingly. You can also do the alternate thing to save money: buy your own materials for packing and pack them yourself, leaving only the moving to the movers.
So whether it is a short distance move or a long distance one, it is always better to hire the services of a professional mover. There are times when it is better to leave things to others who are better qualified to do so.