When it comes to moving locally, you may be able to get away with renting a truck and having a few friends come over to help you load and unload the truck. However, a long distance move requires more planning, and certainly, more professional help. Movers can assist with the packing, the loading and unloading, figuring out the most direct and efficient route to your new location, and even when it would be best to leave to ensure that you are not unloading in the dark. Local moves are much easier to accomplish, though movers can make the process much smoother. However, long distance moves are complicated, and having professionals who have done those types of moves thousands of times before can give you peace of mind.