Should I hire a mover or do it myself?I was surprised to see no posts on here about actually moving in the moving category.Anyway, I am closing on a house 8/30 and moving from a 2nd floor 2 BR apartment to a new house (1 level with basement)I am sending out for quotes now. I originally planned to move myself with my two kids (15 and 16). I am 37 and am in good shape, BUT I had abdominal surgery 6/27 (colon resection). I startled my doctors in how well I was recovering and left the hospital in 5 instead of 7 days. I was major though as they have to cut me open from my belly button to right abover where I won't mention (30 staples). I am not supposed to lift anything more than 15-20lbs until 4-6 weeks. I feel a-ok now after 3.5 weeks, and think I could handle it with the help of my kids. My family can't really help because the seller is insisting on a tuesday close and my lease where I am ends the next day so it leaves me with little options.I bought a hand truck for 60 (can still return it) and priced up a moving truck for 3-4 days (loading and unloading around work schedule) and am coming up with 200-250. I am thinking for not much more I could hire a company for a local move. One of there websites listed their rates at $112/hour 3 men/1 truck and about 1-1.5 hours per occupied room. So I am thinking it will run 400-500 assuming I have everything packed and staged.I am just trying to convince myself it is worthe. I am a single parent and money is tight (especially after closing) and I am pretty cheap. But I keep thinking it is a once in a decade or so thing and to just give in and spend the money.Any thoughts?July 21 2011 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.