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
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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