The moving industry was born because of, and has grown in parallel with the unprecedented creation of wealth over the last 140 years. Technology increased crop production and the amount of men and women need to produce it. More people were free to buy their food and housing and work in other industries. More wealth was created, and by trading value for value every hard working American could increase their personal wealth.
The more things you buy, the more things you have. At some point you need someone to help you move. With the explosion of the middle class, more and more folks needed help moving. Smart entrepreneurs are always looking to fill a unmet need. Find their niche. The professional furniture mover started plying his trade around the late 1800s. Mainly with local moves. For long distance moves ships and railcars were used. But with ships and railcars, everything had to be in a crate or a barrel, so it was more like freight services. With furniture movers, household goods are individually wrapped, padded, and loaded into the truck/wagon.
The moving company got its start with the middle class. The poor do not have enough stuff to need movers, (or the money). And the rich have servants or men that already work for them to do the heavy lifting. But times have changed.
Today the rich, the poor, companies, and governments all use professional moving companies. The unique skill set, specialized equipment, and moving truck make it a smart choice to hire men and women that know how the pack a box of china without it getting broken, and how to pack a semi with furniture without any damage. Today, even the poor have wealth that could not have been bought with a kings gold throughout history. A flat screen TV, a ton of electronics, mattresses, fridges, washing machines and clothes dryers. The personal belongings of a poor American bests yesterday???s nobility. Technology and hardworking Americans have made everybody???s lives better, and increased everybodys wealth. And the professional moving companies are here to help you move all of it.
The moving industry has grown with the population and the economy. As a service business it cannot be out sourced to another county, like so many of our manufacturing jobs have been.
Moving is hard work, To?????????????????????????????? be a mover you need a good work ethic, and be able to perform hard manual labor all day. It is not surprising then that professional movers are physically strong and take pride in a job well done. There is a certain satisfaction in hard physical work that you have to do with your hands, and can see immediate progress. ??When a house full of heavy furniture is emptied and packed in to the moving truck, without a damage, there is a certain satisfaction in the visible manifestation of the work that has been accomplished.