Moving Help & Tips
By Chris Gunnels
Moving your goods yourself can save you a great deal of money; here are ways to save on moving hassles as well.
Take an inventory of your possessions. Use this list to determine the number of boxes and the size of the truck you will need for your move.
Interview prospective truck rental companies, and ask what kinds of services and insurance coverage they offer. Be sure to check the quality of the company's rental vehicles as well.
Rent the appropriate size vehicle (trailer, truck or van). Most rental companies provide free guides to choosing a vehicle size.
Ask about the rental vehicle's pick-up and drop-off points; arrange the drop-off point to be as close to your destination as possible.
Make necessary travel arrangements, such as hotel reservations for a move that will take longer than a day, or separate plane or car arrangements if any family members will be traveling separately.
Rent or purchase appropriate moving aids, such as pry bars and appliance dollies for heavier furniture and appliances.
Sell or donate unwanted items - this will reduce your load and help make the moving process much easier.
Arrange to have family members or friends help you load your belongings at your old home and unload once you reach your destination.
Good packing materials and equipment are worth paying for.
Think carefully about what you really need to take with you and what might be cheaper to replace or rent.
Find help! Friends and family are an invaluable resource during this hectic time.
Consider your health - don't take on more than you can handle.
About The Author
I started as way for normal people like you and i to find a way to minimize our moving costs.