Do-It-Yourself Moving Guide
When taking into consideration the quantity of items you
need to pack and move, you may want to do the move yourself.
Remember that the self move should be manageable within your
time schedule and your manpower. Therefore, if the move is
considerably larger and the process takes longer to complete
than anticipated, consider the fact that you will miss work
and a portion of your paycheck. Add to this the extra expenses
of a self-move, such as fuel, food, lodging, and
tolls. You may not save as much as you planned.
Before deciding on a self move, take a look at these factors:
you have the time needed to do the entire job?
Packing, loading, unloading and driving can be
many items do you need to move?
Remember that heavy furniture and appliances may
be difficult to handle.
you physically capable of loading and
unloading on both ends of the move?
This is a hard work. Long driving accompanied
with carrying heavy boxes is a
very tedious process.
you have family or friends to help you?
Always have people to help you through the relocation
moving companies have liability insurance for
their employees in case of injury
and obtaining extra insurance for your self-move might
be more expensive.
you have a license to drive a big truck?
You will probably need a special permit to drive
about the rest of the family, children, and pets?
There may not be enough space in the truck for
your family and your pets.
You'll have to make provisions for them to follow in
a separate car or to reserve
flight seats. If you are making a long-distance move,
factor in the costs of food
Before making your decision, take into consideration the
Labor - If your move requires the lifting of heavy
items, such as large furniture and appliances
you may need assistance. Consider hiring extra hands by contacting
a local moving company, where you can hire the
laborers by the hour. Professionals with experience can help
you maximize space when loading your truck, and offer additional
valuable insights as well. It's easy to contact
a local moving company at destination to have laborers ready
to assist you once you arrive.
and Delivery Services (PUD) - The moving company
drops off the appropriate size trailer at your
home and you, according to your schedule load all your items.
Once your trailer is loaded you schedule a pick
up. A truck driver is assigned to drive your shipment to destination
where you unload your goods.