Congratulations on the new home! It’s new, it’s fun, it’s exciting, and – oh yeah.
Making the move between homes can be just as stressful and difficult as actually buying the home in the first place – we don’t usually think about the proportions and weight of our couches until we’re trying to squeeze them down 3 flights of un-air conditioned stairs. You probably have more than just a few items to transfer between your current residence and your new home, and a lot of the time it’s easier and safer to get some quick help.
- Moving Companies
A professional moving company might be the right choice for you if you have a move a number of large, heavy items, or need to travel a long distance. They’ll enlist professional movers that have plenty of experience moving couches, refrigerators, TVs, and more in a way that doesn’t damage or break them. If you value your possessions, consider hiring the pros before asking some of work buddies to do it in exchange for some pizza.
- Renting a Truck
If you aren’t moving that far, however, or you don’t have too many bulky, heavy, or fragile things to move, renting a truck is the most economic choice. It will give you plenty of room to take everything in one or two trips, and could even save you money because you won’t be driving back and forth a dozen times in your sedan.
- Shipping Pods
These are just mobile storage units delivered to your front door. A large container is dropped off at your house, at which point you move all of your possessions into it. Then, a moving company will pick it up and either move it to your new home or put it in protected storage until you’re ready for it. And if you opt for a storage container such as this, but still want the help of movers that come with a moving company, hire a couple of hourly workers. It’ll save you money, and get the work done quickly.
Avoid the added stress of a big move by getting help, and your belongings (as well as your wallet) will thank you.