One of the less expensive ways to move a household is by renting a moving truck and doing everything yourself.
If you are hiring local movers you need to check if your state requires a license from moving companies, and if yes then verify that company has one. To find this information you should call or visit DOT's website.
If you are shopping for a moving truck, here are a few things to consider when renting a truck.
Checklist For Renting a Truck
When planning what to pack and ship in a moving container, consider that the companies provide trailers or containers have restrictions on what they will allow putting in a container.
Non-Allowable Items in Moving Containers
Moving artwork and antiques requires professionals who have necessary knowledge and equipment to handle delicate pieces. We do not recommend to cut corners or hire a company that is not specialized in delicate items. However, if the items are not of the high price you can consider packing and moving them yourself.
Moving Antiques and Artwork