into consideration the quantity of items you need to pack and
move, you may want to do the move yourself. Remember that the
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.
deciding whether to handle your own move, take a look at these
Do you have the time needed to do the entire job?
Packing, loading, unloading and driving can be very
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
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 one.
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
making your decision, take into consideration the following options:
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.