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10 Reasons Why It’s Better to Just Suck It Up and Hire a Moving Company

10 Reasons Why It’s Better to Just Suck It Up and Hire a Moving Company

Moving is no fun, but it’s even worse if you try and do it all by yourself.

Here are 10 reasons why sometimes it’s better to just suck it up and hire a moving company.

1. It’ll ease some of the stress.

If you select movers that are used to this type of business you will have a peace of mind as moving is usually a stressful time. Movers that are professional understand how to pack the best possible way and they will make sure your belongings are kept safe from start to finish. It is their job after all!

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2. Let’s face it, they’ll do a better job than you could.

Professional moving companies are very reliable, and it is a good choice to ask them to move you from your home or office versus your friends or your family. They are trained to learn how to pick things up and how to place them in specific containers with solid wrapping material. The boxes they use and the type of care that they exercise when handling lamps, beds, chairs or any large item is done on a calculated basis so there will be less stress on the items.

3. There will be more accountability.

All moving companies hire personnel who are bonded and have special training to ensure that their client’s belongings arrive in one piece and without any hassles. They will have inventory of everything, from start finish. Your friends could not care less about making sure that no item is lost, and you are not going to be able to hold them accountable for anything that is. Movers will be held accountable for everything.

4. It’ll be quicker and more efficient.

A moving company is much faster since they have the manpower to move things in an organized manner. They will make sure that your possessions arrive on time at your new home or place of business. They know how to expedite the process and also how to be able to go up and down a staircase faster. They’re also better at handling a couch or bed than anyone else.

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5. It will probably be cheaper—and you’re covered.

While it might seem like the obvious choice to call up a bunch of friends who will work for the price of a slice of pizza, it is not always the cheapest option. Factor in the work that you and possibly others will have to miss, the cost of gas and transport, and the cost of lost or damaged items (you’re dealing with amateurs after all), and it is probably more expensive, and definitely not worth the hassle. Hire movers and not only are you risking less, but you will have all of your items insured.

6. And they’re less likely to damage anything in the first place!

Experienced movers know how to transport items without damaging them. They do not over-load items or under-wrap fragile antiques that have been in the family for many decades. The movers will work around your fine china or glass dining table in ways that even you would not be able to do!

7. You won’t injure yourself.

Bulky items are very difficult to move and that is why you will be so happy you hired a professional moving company. You will save your back by counting on a couple of movers to carry that heavy refrigerator out of your kitchen and into your new house.

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8. They have the right equipment.

Strapping your mattress to the roof of your Honda Civic might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but halfway to your destination when disaster strikes, you might change your mind. Professional movers will come equipped with trucks, ramps, dollies, and everything you need to move safely and efficiently.

9. No lost friendships.

Yes, your friends owe you for all of the times that you helped them out with a move, but the fact is, it’s the job no one wants, and everyone will resent you for asking. And even if your friends don’t mind helping you move, there is no way that the day will end with fewer than three serious, friendship-threatening arguments.

10. Because it’s so much easier; you really have no other choice.

It’s important to realize that if not shipping your items through professional movers, you can risk losing many items that you have worked so hard for and that mean a lot to you. When you hire professional staff that have the knowledge and the equipment to move light and heavy items you will be less stressed out and will have the peace of mind that it will get done. Why bug your friends or family to help you move, when it would be a lot easier to hop on a computer and type in “moving company NYC” or “moving company LA”? Hiring a moving company might seem like an unnecessary expense, but trust us, it’ll be worth it in the end.

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Last Updated on December 18, 2018

Why Do I Have Bad Luck? 2 Simple Things to Change Your Destiny

Why Do I Have Bad Luck? 2 Simple Things to Change Your Destiny

Are you one of those people who are always suffering setbacks? Does little ever seem to go right for you? Do you sometimes feel that the universe is out to get you? Do you wonder:

Why do I have bad luck? Is bad luck real?

A couple of months ago, I met up with an old friend of mine who I hadn’t seen since last year. Over lunch, we talked about all kinds of things, including our careers, relationships and hobbies.

My friend told me his job had become dull and uninteresting to him, and despite applying for promotion – he’d been turned down. His personal life wasn’t great either, as he told me that he’d recently separated from his long-term girlfriend.

When I asked him why things had seemingly gone wrong at home and work, he paused for a moment, and then replied:

“I’m having a run of bad luck.”

I was surprised by his response as I’d never thought of him as someone who thought that luck controlled his life. He always appeared to be someone who knew what he wanted – and went after it with gusto.

He told me he did believe in bad luck because of everything happened to me.

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It was at this point, that I shared my opinion on luck and destiny:

While chance events certainly occur, they are purely random in nature. In other words, good luck and bad luck don’t exist in the way that people believe. And more importantly, even if random negative events do come along, our perspective and reaction can turn them into positive things.

Your luck is no worse—and no better—than anyone else’s. It just feels that way. Better still, there are two simple things you can do which will reverse your feelings of being unlucky and change your luck.

1. Stop believing that what happens in life is out of your control.

Stop believing that what happens in your life is down to the vagaries of luck, destiny, supernatural forces, malevolent other people, or anything else outside yourself.

Psychologists call this “external locus of control.” It’s a kind of fatalism, where people believe that they can do little or nothing personally to change their lives.

Because of this, they either merely hope for the best, focus on trying to change their luck by various kinds of superstition, or submit passively to whatever comes—while complaining that it doesn’t match their hopes.

Most successful people take the opposite view. They have “internal locus of control.” They believe that what happens in their life is nearly all down to them; and that even when chance events occur, what is important is not the event itself, but how you respond to it.

This makes them pro-active, engaged, ready to try new things, and keen to find the means to change whatever in their lives they don’t like.

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They aren’t fatalistic and they don’t blame bad luck for what isn’t right in their world. They look for a way to make things better.

Are they luckier than the others? Of course not.

Luck is random—that’s what chance means—so they are just as likely to suffer setbacks as anyone else.

What’s different is their response. When things go wrong, they quickly look for ways to put them right. They don’t whine, pity themselves, or complain about “bad luck.” They try to learn from what happened to avoid or correct it next time and get on with living their life as best they can. They have this Motivation Engine, which most people lack, to keep them going.

No one is habitually luckier or unluckier than anyone else. It may seem so, over the short term (Random events often come in groups, just as random numbers often lie close together for several instances—which is why gamblers tend to see patterns where none exist).

When you take a longer perspective, random chance is just . . . random. Yet those who feel that they are less lucky, typically pay far more attention to short-term instances of bad luck, convincing themselves of the correctness of their belief.

Your locus of control isn’t genetic. You learned it somehow. If it isn’t working for you, change it.

2. Remember that whatever you pay attention to grows in your mind.

If you focus on what’s going wrong in your life—especially if you see it as “bad luck” you can do nothing about—it will seem blacker and more malevolent.

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In a short time, you’ll become so convinced that everything is against you that you’ll notice more and more instances where this appears to be true. As a result, you will drown yourself in negative energy and almost certainly stop trying, convinced that nothing you can do will improve your prospects.

Not long ago, a reader (I’ll call her Kelly) has shared with me about how frustrated she felt and how unlucky she was. Kelly’s an aspiring entrepreneur. She had been trying to find investors to invest in her project. It hadn’t been going well as she was always rejected by the potential investors. And at her most stressful time, her boyfriend broke up with her. And the day after her breakup, she missed an important opportunity to meet an interested investor. She was about to give up because she felt that she’d not be lucky enough to build her business successfully.

It definitely wasn’t an easy time for her. She was stressful and tired. But it wasn’t bad luck that was playing the role.

Fatalism feeds on itself until people become passive “victims” of life’s blows. The “losers” in life are those who are convinced they will fail before they start anything; sure that their “bad luck” will ruin any prospects of success.

They rarely notice that the true reasons for their failure are ignorance, laziness, lack of skill, lack of forethought, or just plain foolishness—all of which they could do something to correct, if only they would stop blaming other people or “bad luck” for their personal deficiencies.

Your attention is under your control. Send it where you want it to go. Starve the negative thoughts until they die.

I explained to Kelly that to improve her fortune and have “good luck”, first decide that what happens is nearly always down to her; then try to focus on what works and what turns out well, not the bad stuff.

Then Kelly tried to review her current situation objectively. She realized that she only needed a short break for herself — from work and her just broken-up relationship. She really needed some time to clear up her mind before moving on with her work and life. When she got her emotions settled down from her heartbreak, she started to work on improving her business’ selling points and looked for new investors that are more suitable.

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A few months later, she told me that she finally found two investors who were really interested in her project and would like to work with her to grow the business. I was really glad that she could take back control of her destiny and achieved what she wanted.

Your “fate” really does depend on the choices that you make. When random events happen, as they always will, do you choose to try to turn them to your advantage or just complain about them?

What’s Next?

Now that you’ve learned the 2 simple things you can do to take control of your fate and create your own luck. But this isn’t it! These simple techniques you’ve learned here are just part of the essential 7 Cornerstone Skills — a skillset that will give you the power to create permanent solutions to big problems in life — any problem in any area of your life!

If you think you’re “suffering from bad luck”, you can really change things up and start life over with these 7 Cornerstone Skills. It may even be a lot easier than you thought:

How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

Thomas Jefferson is said to have used these words:

“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

Your luck, in the end, is pretty much what you choose it to be.

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