Getting Ready to Move

Depending upon how many items you need to move and pack, moving yourself could save you money. But, before deciding whether to handle your own move, here are some factors to consider:

  • If you are making a long distance move, take into consideration the costs of truck rental, mileage fees, gas, tolls, food and lodging. Factoring in those costs, how much are you really saving? How much do you need to move?
  • How much is your property worth to you? Even minor damage to expensive objects could end up costing you more than you would have paid a professional mover. Also, some insurance companies charge less when you use a licensed mover.
  • Have you ever done a move by yourself before? If not, do you know someone who is experienced enough to assist you? How many people are willing and able to help pack and load on both ends of the move? Are you licensed and able to drive a large moving truck? Have you considered the consequences if you have an accident? Have you decided to drive and/or tow your vehicle(s)? Is driving worth the added mileage to your vehicle?
  • Do you have the time to do the entire job? Moving is one of those activities that, once you start, you'd better be able to finish. Can you put aside enough time in order to pack completely? Do you have the time to do all the moving and unpacking?

So, you have decided to tackle your own moving! You have done the math and it's cheaper. You've begged everyone you know and they have all promised to help. Now, what do you do next?

Or, if you decide that you would like the assistance of a moving company, how do you prepare for the professional mover?

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Bud Orth & Associates, Inc.
6939 Mariner Drive
Racine, WI 53406
Fax 262.886.6906

Information contained herein subject to change without notice.