Do-It Yourself Moving
November 23, 2013 Steven Murphy
Re-location is often associated with lots of troubles, not only from the physical aspect but also from a mental aspect, as this step involves not only shifting your materials to a new house and location but also changing your lifestyle to suit the new home. When taking into consideration the quantity of items you need to pack and move, you may want to do the move yourself. Always remember that the decision to move yourself is quite tedious and you need to be able to manage the entire work load within your time schedule and your manpower. Therefore, if the move is considerably larger and the process takes longer to complete than anticipated, keep in mind that you will miss work and a portion of your paycheck or leave. Add to this the extra expenses of a self-move, such as fuel, food, lodging, and tolls. There are lots of advantages of doing this entire process yourself.
The biggest advantage is ofcourse the money that is saved, except for the physical moving from one town to another, as you will certainly need to hire the services of a transport company, especially if you have huge home appliances that you cannot fit into your vehicle. Another advantage is when you unpack all your belongings to settle into your new house. Since you have packed them yourself, you know exactly as to what is where and this helps you, especially in the first few days, when you will need only a few emergency items that you need on a daily basis. If you have indeed decided to do this moving exercise yourself, there are certain plans to be followed. You need to first evaluate the time and resources available at your disposal.
The first thing that you need to answer is whether you have enough time and energy to indulge in this exercise.
The entire shifting is quite time consuming and involves everything from packing, loading, unloading and driving. Then make a list of items in the house that need to be moved. A systematic list is very helpful as it helps you decide what to move and what to discard. Some old furniture that may have been lying in the attic for sometime can be discarded at this moment. The entire work is quite energy sapping and hence you need to decide if you shall need help, in the form of labor to load and unload and if yes, make sure that you make arrangements for the same. Finally, with most family belongings packed tightly away, create a travel bag for the moving day to keep important documents, credit cards, identification, change of clothes, drinks and snacks close at hand.