Some time in your life, you're probably going to have to move to another place you'd like to call home. Americans don't tend to stay in one place for too long, and one-sixth of Americans pack up and move each and every year. Knowing how to plan for a move is crucial. You need to determine which items belong in the moving truck, and which items can be stashed in your own car. Here are 3 factors to consider that can help you make a better decision.
The Weight of the Item Versus the Amount of Available Space in Your Car
Keep in mind that the professional movers will typically charge you a rate based on the weight of the items that they had to move. Usually, they'll measure the difference between the weight of the truck when it is empty versus when it is fully loaded to determine what your charges may be. With that in mind, you should try to fit the heavier items in your own car if you're planning on saving some money. For example, if you had a box of bricks and a box of clothes, it's best if you load the box of bricks into your own car rather than in the moving truck.
The Importance of the Items and Whether They Are Essentials
Moving and unpacking can take a tremendously long time. Even with the help of professional movers, expect to spend a considerable amount of time unpacking the moving truck. Due to this reason, you should pack a bag of essentials to keep in your car rather than in the moving truck. You should keep some toiletries, a toothbrush and other items that you'll need immediately with you rather than in the moving truck. In addition, try to keep your valuables nearby as well.
Items that Are Going to Be Donated or Tossed Along the Way
If you plan on stopping by a storage unit or even a donation center to get rid of some of the packed items, you should really consider keeping these items with you in your own car. This way, you won't have to trouble the professional movers to make any additional stops. This will make the move a lot smoother and will also help you avoid additional charges and fees.
It's generally a good idea to pack everything ahead of time, so that you can determine where everything goes. This will help save you a lot of time that you would otherwise spend deliberating on the day of the move.Share
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