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Planning For a Successful DIY Move

by Lori Campbell 09/08/2019

When you consider the cost of a long distance move with a professional moving company, you will discover that DIY movement has an advantage of saving you a substantial amount of money, especially for a long-distance move. You will spend less when moving by yourself. There are lots of options for DIY moving. The choice ranges from moving containers and truck rentals to moving equipment rentals and labor-only professionals. Getting all you need for your DIY move is easy. Here are some tips that you need to know for a successful DIY move:

Timeline and Plan 

One of the advantages of DIY moving is that you can move based on your schedule. It is, therefore, your responsibility to plan and coordinate your move. You need to create a timeline for yourself to ensure a stress-free and successful DIY move. Your planning will include deciding on the exact date and time of your movement as well as all stages of the moving process. 

Moving Container or Moving Truck Rental

If you are not using your car to move, you have to decide on which one to go for, whether a moving truck rental or moving container. Truck rentals are relatively cheaper; they give you total control over your schedule. A moving container is also a more comfortable option to consider but cost a little more than moving truck rentals. When you rent a moving vessel, your only duty is to load and off-load the container. The moving container will be responsible for transportation, giving you the privilege to concentrate on crucial aspects of the move.

Professional Moving Labor 

You are going to need assistance especially during the loading and offloading of your things. If your family and friend are not around to help, you can employ the services of labor-only movers. They will help with the heavy lifting and any other demanding task associated with the moving.

Proper Packing Supplies 

You need the right packing supplying to protect your household belongings from getting damaged. Look for the right moving box that will protect your things when moving. Consider using specific boxes like telescopic boxes, wardrobe boxes, corrugated boxes, plastic bins, and banker’s boxes. 

An Essential Bag 

Get an essential bag a day before moving to keep everything you are going to need on the first day you get to your new home. The kit should contain household supplies like trash bags, paper rolls, bath towel, light bulbs, plastics, cups, cleaning supplies, plates, and many more.

Are you planning to embark on a DIY move? Do not be discouraged; follow the tips given above for a stress-free, cheap, and successful transition to your new home.

About the Author
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Lori Campbell

I am a trained real estate professional with expert skills at marketing presentation, negotiation, and sales. I will work with you to ensure that your property is sold for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience to you. My former career in the lending field of banking was an asset in the transition to my Real Estate career in 2001.Community Involvement As a Real Estate professional, I understand the true value of our community. I proudly support our local charitable organizations through my participation in Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES. Since 2001, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES has donated over $1.5million to a wide array of non-profit educational, health, welfare, environmental and cultural arts organizations. On top of my monetary donations, I volunteer my time as a member of the New Milford Chamber ofCommerce, and I am the 2018 President of the Greater New Milford Board of Realtors.