When it comes to moving, you have two options: you can hire full-service movers or you can look into moving yourself. While both options are attractive, lots of people prefer to take the DIY approach. If you’re interested in moving yourself, you’re well on your way to a satisfying and exciting move.
In addition to having more control over your move, DIY moves also allow you to save money and move at your own pace. They may also provide a greater sense of security and privacy for your items. First, though, you need a few helpful moving tips to get you started.
The DIY Guide to Moving Yourself
Be Sure to Bring A Positive Attitude
Be Sure to Have A Lot of Packing Tape
Large, Medium and Small Moving Boxes
Sharpies for Properly Labeling Your Packed Boxes
Heavy Duty Packing Materials and Scissors
Sandwich Bags for Tiny Hardware & Screws
Get rid of unneeded items
Make a plan
Use the right materials
Master the Art of Loading
Keep heavy items on the bottom
Put heavy items up toward the front of the truck
Use rope and tie-down straps to stabilize tall or awkward items
Use lifting straps or carts to help move heavy or very large items
Pack the truck “high and tight” to minimize movement
Get smart Tools
The case for moving yourself
What’s more, moving yourself is a great option if you feel a bit funny about the concept of professional movers touching your personal belongings, or working in your home. When you move yourself, you’re the only one touching your personal items, handling your belongings, and working in your space, which is comforting for many people. Finally, moving yourself is easier than many people think, and it doesn’t mean you have to go it completely alone. In fact, you can access the help and input of professional movers without paying a full-service team to pack and transport you.
To learn more about the ins and outs of moving yourself, or to find out how our cubes can make it easy and secure, contact Move it Cube it today. Your go-to moving team, we’re here to support you during every phase of your move – from start to finish.
THE BENEFITS OF MOVING AT YOUR OWN PACE
For many people, this benefit is worth the additional work associated with moving yourself and can go a long way toward making the process more compelling and attractive.