As moving day approaches and you start surveying your prized possessions, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to get them all, safely, from Point A to Point B. Beyond hiring a moving company there are moving options for just about every scenario. You’ll also want to consider people to ask for help when moving because an extra hand (hands) will go a long way on your moving day.
First, you’ll need to ask yourself a few important questions. Are you moving across town or across the country? Do you have friends or family members who can help or are you on your own? Based on these scenarios, you’ll be able to determine what kind of help you need. Following are a few suggestions that you may want to consider when it comes to choosing the people and services you need to experience a smooth, hassle free move.
Moving Help Providers
If packing isn’t your forte or you just don’t have the time to do it yourself, there are companies that offer moving help that specialise in packing up and even shipping people’s belongings. You can find moving help providers online ‐ just make sure to read reviews or even ask friends or family for a referral. If you’re on a tight budget, you may want to consider hiring day laborers if no one else is available to help.
For longer moves, or if you have a lot of expensive possessions, hiring professional movers is highly recommended. While hiring a professional mover may be a more expensive moving option, it will be worth the expense if it’s in your budget. Also, professional movers typically employ employees who are experienced in the packing and unpacking process, ideal if you’re moving an entire household.
Rent a Truck
Unless you have friends or family members who you know you can depend on to show up with their trucks, you should consider renting a moving truck. Renting a truck for small moves is also a lot more practical (and economical) than paying for a professional mover.
Versatile Shipping Option
If you need to ship belongings, consider going the shipping container/moving pod route. Moving pods provide a versatile option for moving your possessions, especially in scenarios in which you might have to delay your move or put items in storage for a period of time. The moving pods are conveniently delivered right at your door and from there you can pack up (a perfect task for helpful friends and/or family members) and store your belongings. When you’re finished, the moving company will come out and collect the pod and either store it until you’re ready to move or ship it to your new home.