Self Moving Guide
moving is an attractive and cost-saving option during relocation, it is
important to remember that the exercise must be well within the manageable
limits both in terms of the time that you are going to spend on it as well as
the availability of manpower. Self moving involves a lot of shifting and lifting
of goods, which may not be suitable for you if you are prone to injury or
already nursing an old pain, etc. In fact, self moving becomes more feasible
when the load is small and the distance to be traveled is less. Incidentally,
self-moving also involves additional expenses like fuel costs, food and lodging,
toll taxes, etc, not to mention the physical stress involved. Thus, before you
opt for self moving, there are quite a few issues to be addressed and if you are
fully satisfied after taking into consideration all the pros and cons, then go
right ahead and opt for self moving. Here are some points to ponder:
moving is a time-consuming program, more so because you are not used to doing
this job every day. ask yourself whether you have the time needed to organize
materials, pack, load and then finally unload when you reach the
- Have a
re-look at the volume of your consignment. If your home contains a host of
large furniture, these may be very difficult to pack and move. Also if you
live in a very large apartment with multiple rooms, packing and organizing the
boxes, etc could be a big problem.
the moving boxes and other wrapped items on to the moving is a laborious
experience. Consider whether you are physically in good health, to tackle this
extra burden on your shoulders. Loading is indeed a tedious process, which not
many people are comfortable to handle.
- In the
packing and loading process, do you have good friends and family members to
help you out? This is something which no one single person can handle
single-handedly. You would need supportive and adequate manpower to help you
out with the job.
companies usually have liability insurance to cover their employees for
doing this job. Getting an insurance cover for you, could work out expensive.
down the truck along the
highway is no mean task. Do you have the license to drive a heavy truck and do
you have previous experience in doing this? This could be a very risky
proposal if you do not have the right expertise of driving big trucks.
moving truck may not have
enough space to accommodate your family and pets, if any. So they have to
travel separately either by road or air. Hotel, flight, food costs are all
going to add up to your relocation expenditure.
the above points your due attention, here are some options:
If you find
that the volume of your consignment is unmanageable, call for extra moving labor
to take care of the packing and loading, while you may decide to drive the
truck. These professionals know how to optimize space within a truck and can
also provide you with valuable guidance in other matters related to relocation.
moving company can organize such labor for you, which can only ease your