As moving day approaches and you start surveying your prized possessions,Â you’re probably wondering how you’re going to get them all, safely, from PointÂ A to Point B. Beyond hiring a moving company there are moving options forÂ just about every scenario. You’ll also want to consider people to ask for helpÂ when moving because an extra hand (hands) will go a long way on your movingÂ day.
First, you’ll need to ask yourself a few important questions. Are you movingÂ across town or across the country? Do you have friends or family membersÂ who can help or are you on your own? Based on these scenarios, you’ll be ableÂ to determine what kind of help you need. Following are a few suggestions thatÂ you may want to consider when it comes to choosing the people and servicesÂ 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,Â there are companies that offer moving help that specialise in packing up andÂ even shipping people’s belongings. You can find moving help providers online âÂ just make sure to read reviews or even ask friends or family for a referral. IfÂ you’re on a tight budget, you may want to consider hiring day laborers if noÂ one else is available to help.
For longer moves, or if you have a lot of expensive possessions, hiringÂ professional movers is highly recommended. While hiring a professional moverÂ may be a more expensive moving option, it will be worth the expense if it’s inÂ your budget. Also, professional movers typically employ employees who areÂ experienced in the packing and unpacking process, ideal if you’re moving anÂ entire household.
Rent a Truck
Unless you have friends or family members who you know you can depend onÂ to show up with their trucks, you should consider renting a moving truck.Â Renting a truck for small moves is also a lot more practical (and economical)Â than paying for a professional mover.
Versatile Shipping Option
If you need to ship belongings, consider going the shipping container/movingÂ pod route. Moving pods provide a versatile option for moving yourÂ possessions, especially in scenarios in which you might have to delay yourÂ move or put items in storage for a period of time. The moving pods areÂ conveniently delivered right at your door and from there you can pack up (aÂ perfect task for helpful friends and/or family members) and store yourÂ belongings. When you’re finished, the moving company will come out andÂ collect the pod and either store it until you’re ready to move or ship it to yourÂ new home.