Every house move raises a myriad of important questions and complicated decisions. Will you try to plan and execute a do-it-yourself move? Do you prefer hiring experienced professionals to help you out? Will you choose to store your things while you look for a new space to call home? Are you looking for alternative moving options that will enable you to save money, time, and energy during the course of your move?
No matter your reason for relocating, you have the ultimate say in which moving option suits you best. Finding the perfect solution to each moving puzzle will get you one step closer to your cozy new home!
Option 1: Organize a self-move
When it comes to moving your belongings to a new space, your first thought may be to organize a DIY move to avoid paying professional movers to pack and then move everything in your home. However, before you decide on this method, it’s important to understand that moving on your own requires a lot of work, energy, and time. And handling the logistical side of your household move will be even tougher and far more dangerous on moving day.
If you take the DIY route, you’ll likely need to make sure you get all the moving supplies. Think boxes, bubble wrap, newspaper, packing peanuts, industrial shrink wrap, permanent markers, packing tape, the list goes on. Then you’ll need to rent a moving truck to accommodate larger furniture items that are unable to fit into your car. Make sure you rent a large enough truck for all your belongings.
Most moving rentals don’t insure expensive furniture pieces should they scratch or break, so be sure to delicately and carefully wrap up any family heirlooms and prized possessions that you’re taking with you. For the larger and heavier furniture pieces, you’ll need to make sure to have some extra help on hand, so make sure to ask family members or friends.
If you’re looking to save money and time during your move, be sure to purge, donate, or sell items you don’t want anymore. The less you have, the easier it is to move. It’s that simple. Consider having a garage sale before you move so you can make money to put towards moving costs like boxes or renting a moving truck.
Option 2: Hire moving professionals
If you’ve budgeted for professional movers, you won’t have to worry about lifting and carrying any of your heavy furniture pieces down the stairs and out the door. You can also say goodbye to scratched up floors and strained muscles. Instead, you can focus on other important details of the move.
Full-service moving companies can be leveraged for local or long-distance moves. The moving company should arrive on time with the appropriate moving supplies and equipment, saving you from the not-so-fun task of renting or purchasing dollies and furniture pads.
If you choose to hire a moving company, you won’t have nearly as much control over the move itself. If a moving company is unavailable on certain dates, you may have to push out your move. In addition, moving professionals are unaware of your special assets, so they may not be as delicate with your favorite vase.
Option 3: Utilize storage containers
Storage containers can typically be cheaper than hiring a full-service moving company, depending on the length of time that you need it. Each storage container is designed to be weather-resistant, durable, and highly secure. If you’re prioritizing convenience, this may be a feasible option, since you have the choice of where the bin is placed, as well as the date and time of pickup and drop off.
When deciding if this is the right option for you, be mindful of the time of year you’re relocating. Storage bins are not temperature controlled, and extreme temperatures may cause harm to some items. Storage container companies also don’t send movers to load and unload the bins with your possessions, so moving your belongings is completely up to you.
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