When I told my husband that I got promoted and that we would be moving across the country, you should have seen the look on his face. He was clearly devastated, and I didn't know what to do to make it better. Instead of focusing on the negative things, I started working with him to help him to overcome his grief. We talked about how we could stay in close touch with family and friends, and how to make the move less stressful than other moves in the past. This blog is all about moving without the hassle and heartache.
If you need to move to a new home, you're probably trying to figure out the best way to go about it. You have a few different choices and your budget may come into play. You also have to consider how much time you have for the labor involved and whether you are an organized person. Sometimes it's better to pay more so the move is easier on everyone. Here are some moving options to consider.
Do It Yourself With A Rental Truck
If you have time, are strong enough to lift heavy furniture, and have some friends to help, then renting a moving truck yourself may be the way to go. The upside is a relatively inexpensive cost, especially if it is a local move. The downside is you have to do everything yourself. If you have very heavy furniture, such as a piano, then you're going to need professional help. Also, if you have valuable belongings, you may want professional help with packing so nothing is damaged during the move. One benefit of hiring a mover is you can buy insurance coverage that will pay for any damages caused by the move. Also, consider if you have the ability to drive a box truck safely in heavy traffic or for long distances.
Use A Storage Container
A storage container is a compromise between DIY and professional moving. A moving and storage company drops off a storage unit on your driveway and you can fill it over the course of several days. This allows you to take your time and stay organized as you pack and load. You'll still need to move heavy furniture though, so you may need to hire some help unless your friends will assist you. One benefit of using a storage container is that your things can be stored for the short or long term just as you pack them. This could be a benefit if you have to wait a few weeks before moving into your new house. The storage unit is then delivered to your new place and you can unpack it at your leisure. The downside is this method won't work for everyone since the unit needs to sit on your property. You won't be able to do that if you live in an apartment. Your city may even have regulations for how long the container can be at your house.
Hire A Full-Service Mover
By far, the easiest way to move is to hire a full-service mover that handles packing, loading, transporting, unloading, and unpacking all your belongings. If this fits your budget or if your job reimburses you for moving, then a professional mover is the ideal solution. It spares you a lot of labor, stress, and worry. Plus, you know your things are packed properly and protected. If a full-service move isn't in your budget, you can do the packing and unpacking yourself and just let the movers handle loading and transporting your things. As long as you start packing early and stay organized, your move can still be a pleasant experience when someone else does the heavy lifting and driving.Share
5 June 2017