Usually moving yourself is the most economical options to move. However, it's more than just renting a truck and buying boxes. Here are the expenses that you should plan for when moving yourself.
The Cost of Moving Yourself
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
When it comes to hiring a mover, people automatically think everything is fully insured and covered by a moving company. But that is not the case. Learn how to protect yourself from damage and loss during a transportation.
What Movers Will and Will Not Cover
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
If you're planning to move and have a tight budget, one of the ways to save on your moving costs is to do it yourself. Most of the times a do-it-yourself move is definitely less expensive than hiring full-service movers or helpers. But don't underestimate how much work and how much money it entails.
Do It Yourself Moves
Not everyone has an ability to drive a large truck, in this case, mobile containers may be more suitable. Here is a guide for of using a container for relocation needs.
When packing any electronic equipment, refer to the owners manual first for moving instructions. It is recommended to use the original boxes they came in, but you can also purchase specialty boxes from your local movers.
How to Pack Electronic Equipment
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