When picking up an appliance or other large piece of furniture, it may seem easiest to simply call your friend with the biggest vehicle and ask them to help you out. However, if you want to stay friends this may not be the best strategy. You may not have realized that there are professionals that specialize in offering these small moves. Not only can you keep your friends, but there are other benefits as well.

Wrangling Large Items Yourself Is Dangerous

How much weight can you safely lift? Forget what you can bench at the gym--that's designed to safely balance all that weight where you can support it. Large appliances and furniture are whatever shape they are, and this is unlikely to be something that is easy to lift. Trying to manage this yourself, or even with a friend is just asking to end up with broken furniture or an injury. In contrast, a professional mover does this every day and knows how to move large objects safely.

Setup Isn't Always Easy

Connecting a washer, dryer, fridge, or other appliance might not seem that hard when you first look at the directions, but it can be trickier than you think. The location noted on your instructions may not line up well with those on the appliance, or you might need to resize plumbing to make the connection work. Do you know what you need to pick up from the hardware store to make this work? How many trips before you want to give up and just go to the laundromat instead? Many companies that offer assistance with small moves will also do the installation for you. No more trips to the hardware store--just sign on the dotted line when the job is done.

Worry About the Things That Are Important to You

You have a lot going on in your life, spending an entire afternoon dealing with one piece of furniture just doesn't fit into that schedule. Professionals will take care of most of the process for you, and will complete it faster as well. Both of these factors will ensure that you have more time to take care of the things that really need your attention.

As you can see, hiring someone to help you transport large items can be a great benefit. Instead of asking your friend to help you move, you can invite them over for a nice afternoon not spent wrangling furniture and appliances.