In case you are not familiar with the military method of moving, here’s a brief description:
You stand around and do nothing. The movers do everything. This is for your own benefit, as well as the movers’ safety. They must handle everything for insurance purposes. If you pack it, and it is damaged, it is your responsibility.
Three days of this…is…BORING! Can you imagine moving for three days and not lifting a finger?? Where is the sense of accomplishment? Where are the sore legs and arms? Where are the sweat bullets? Not here on me! It’s a trade-off with doing a move by yourself. I perhaps enjoy doing it on my own rather than watching ‘helpless’ for three days.
The only benefit is when the movers do everything, you have time to go around and take pictures of them and then blog about it.