Save Money With DIY Home Moving

Choosing the right time for moving home is a tough decision. Summertime has the best weather, but that's peak season, which means moving companies will be very busy and may charge a premium. Choosing a DIY moving option is the best way to move during the summertime without suffering from peak-season hassles, according to the Huffington Post. Start with packing materials, and get a good supply of cardboard boxes, markers, packing tape, and wrapping. Packing your belongings yourself will save a lot of money. Also consider hiring re-usable plastic boxes, which may work out cheaper in the long run. After packing comes transportation, and there are a few ways to do this. Truck rental is a cheap and effective way to get your belongings from one place to another. Or you can use a storage container transport company, who will drop off a storage container to your driveway. You pack the container, then the company picks it up and drops it off at the new place. If you don't have a driver's licence, and can't get service from a storage unit company, try hiring a driver to operate your rented truck for the move. Your driver won't provide any labour for the move, so the service is inexpensive. Moving big furniture is tough, particularly when loading and unloading. It's possible to hire movers that will just assist with getting your belongings into the truck, and into your new place.