If you are moving from an apartment on a high floor to a house somewhere in the country, it will become very important for you to hire professional movers not just because they can make the process easier, but because it would be difficult and dangerous for you to try and move your belongings from such a height on your own. Professional movers have a team of people to rely on that are all skilled in any matters that involve getting belongings from one point to another and the some of the dangers that you may not have thought about on your own, they would already know about and have prepared for. More importantly, you will find that movers can get even the heaviest or most awkward pieces of furniture down stairways, around corners, and through any other tight spaces that might become a problem in an apartment building, especially when there is no elevator.
Professional movers will always begin a task as difficult as the one you have laid out for the by surveying the scene that is in front of them. The best movers will want to familiarize themselves with every corner, stairwell, nook, and cranny that they will need to bring furniture and boxes through. While this will help to prevent the injury of any movers on the team, it will also go a long way toward making sure that none of your precious items are damaged during the trip from your apartment to the truck.
The truth is that it only takes on ding into a wall or banister to cause significant damage to a table, a couch, or worse yet, to the apartment building itself. You certainly do not want to be liable for any damage to the building. Hiring movers will prevent this from being an issue.
After the last box or piece of furniture is out of your old apartment building, the worst is over. However, this does not need to end the involvement of professional movers. If you so wish it, they can drive the moving truck to your new home and then unload everything for you.
Once you are out of your old apartment, you will have a renewed sense of adventure knowing that you are going to a brand new house. With a moving company, this will be even easier. In the end, you will be glad you used professional help.