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Considering a DIY Move? Read This First

Moving on Your Own vs. Hiring Professional Help

Oftentimes, homeowners go into a move confident that they can take on everything themselves. Soon, though, many realize that the logistics, packing, cost of materials, driving of a truck, and finally, unpacking is a lot to handle on your own!

The Murphy Moving & Storage team has been in the moving industry since 1914, so we understand the temptation to attempt to DIY a move. If this sounds like you, we urge you to read on for more information about how a professional crew can make your move a less stressful, more seamless experience.

Materials & Equipment

It takes a lot of materials and accessories to successfully complete a move. If you’re attempting to handle your move without a crew, keep in mind the materials you will need to rent, purchase, and track:

  • Boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap and packing paper
  • Box cutter or utility knife
  • Labels, markers, stickers, pens, and paper
  • Moving blankets
  • Moving dollies
  • Hand trucks
  • Ratchet straps or rope
  • Floor and doorway protection
  • Tools to disassemble and reassemble furniture
  • A rental truck

And the list continues on and on! As you may guess, the price of purchasing and renting all of these items can quickly add up.

When you hire Murphy Moving & Storage, you get all of these materials and equipment included. This convenience will save you time, money, and stress.


Moving day is one big safety hazard — even more so if you have children or pets. With plenty of experience, our team does an excellent job of creating a safe working environment as we do the arranging and heavy lifting. No more throwing out your back or tripping over boxes!


What if you need to move out before you are ready to move into your new home? You could make multiple trips back and forth to your storage unit or rent portable storage. Those are both ways you could bridge the gap between dates. Something often overlooked when you go the DIY route is that you’re on your own to find and secure storage, possibly searching last minute and settling for whatever is available. We professional movers are equipped to handle all your “What if’s” including any unexpected short or long term storage needs.

Time & Convenience

Not everyone has the time, energy, and availability to take the required time off to complete a move. But moving is our full time job! From packing to unpacking, you can choose how involved our team is in order to save you the headache of late night packing after a full day of work.

Last but not least, full service moving is simply a convenience. Moving can be incredibly stressful, so why not lay the burden on a professional team?

Book Your Moving Services

Rather than spend your time and money stressing over the moving details, give Murphy Moving & Storage a call at (866) 719-4209 to get a team together for your move. We can’t wait to help get you into your new home!