When it is time to pick up and move somewhere, one thing you will need to do is figure out your method of moving. There are a few different ways that you can move into a new home, which is why exploring the options will help you decide on the most ideal scenario. Your choosing of these scenarios will depend on matters such as cost, distance of your move and personal preference. With this in your head, read below and factor in these options so that you can do what is necessary for your particular move.
Option #1: Hiring A Professional Moving Company
This option is one that many people select in order to breathe a sigh of relief and allow professionals to handle the hard part. A moving company can handle your move whether you are relocating within the same ZIP Code or picking up and moving all the way across the country. Their prices will reflect the magnitude of the move and the work required. You can expect a professional moved to cost somewhere in the ballpark of $90 per hour and $120 per hour. You'll need to walk through the move with the company so that they know exactly what you need, as each move is handled on a case-by-case basis.
Option #2: Handling Your Own Move
When you handle your own move, there are a number of factors that you will be responsible for, including packing, organization and storage, depending on how long the move takes. This is why you need to weigh the pros and cons of doing it yourself and hiring a professional, which will specifically depend on the type of move you are in need of. You may need to solicit some help and will most certainly need to rent a moving truck. A moving truck can cost you anywhere between $20 and $70 plus mileage for local moves, and upwards of $3000 for moves that require long distances and multiple days. It may also be worth it to rent out a storage unit to temporarily house your belongings.
Option #3: Shipping And Unpacking Your Own Belongings
Another option to consider is shipping your large and small belongings to your new home. There are moving cubes and pods you can also purchase which will get your belongings to your new home in one piece, allowing you to handle the unpacking on your own terms once it arrives. You will need to weigh the cost of these rentals when comparing hiring a mover or renting a moving truck.
Follow these three options to figure out which will work best for your move.Share
19 January 2017
When my husband announced that we would be moving again for his job, I couldn't help but burst into tears. We had already moved three times in the past year and a half, and it was getting hard to make new friends. I was tired and angry, until he explained that he would be in charge of this next move and do a lot of the hard work. He also explained what benefits the move would come along with, which helped to calm me down. This blog is all about how I was able to stay calm during my many moves and the tips that have helped me along the way.