It’s the week before your move, and the situation has gone DEFCON 3 in your house. And things are veering closer and closer to DEFCON 1. You’ve run out of boxes twice, full rolls of packing tape are a distant memory, and every drawer in your home feels like a vortex of packing misery.
In between frantically dragging your unwanted gear to the curb and trying to use socks as precious-items packing material, you realize you’ll never get all this stuff out of here in time on your own. You’re going to need help. But do you break down and call in the pros or beg your friends?
Before you decide (or curl up in a corner, assume a fetal position, and stare catatonically at the walls), try weighing these three factors: