The following guide describes moving costs that may not be obvious to someone when moving on their own or with help of friends. Find out what it would cost you if you move yourself.
The Cost of Moving Yourself
It is never too soon to start preparing for your move. Avoid last minute stress by creating a to-do list of things you need to get done during the weeks prior to moving day.
Renting a truck or storage container and hiring a moving labor service is another way to save money. It is a little more complicated since it involves hiring movers or a couple of strong men to load and unload your belongings. But often it is less expensive than hiring a full service moving company.
Moving Labor Services
How much should you tip movers and helpers? Here is some general information on when and how to tip your movers.
How Much to Tip Movers
If you are moving by yourself, there is nothing worse than to find out at the last minute that you're missing equipment or supplies. Here is a list of moving equipment and supplies you will need for a DIY move.
Equipment and Supplies for DIY Moving
Moving household appliances is a big job. Before you start, be sure you are aware of the work involved, there are steps you will need to take before the movers arrive at your home. Keep in mind some moving companies and helpers will not be responsible for disconnection of appliances.