If you are planning a big change, then chances are you are going to be one of the approximately 45 million people moving this year. Whether you are moving across town or just down a few blocks, moving can be very stressful. Not only do you have to worry about finding a place to live and packing away all your belongings, you also have to consider how you are going to move your things. Here is a guide to a few of the different options you have when you are moving to a new destination.
If you can afford it, hiring a moving company is the least stressful way to move. By hiring somebody to move your things for you, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort. Some moving companies will even come out and pack up all of your belongings for you. Since movers are professionals, they know the best way to pack up all your fragile things so that none of them will be broken. It is easy to find a moving company, simply use a web search engine. If you live in Richmond and want to find full service movers, you could search “full service moving company richmond va.” Keep in mind that some movers will only move you locally, while others will take you anywhere in the United States. It’s a good idea to compare price quotes and reviews from a few different companies.
Renting Moving Vans
Another popular way to move is by renting moving vans. If you are moving locally, this is an especially affordable option. You can rent a van for a few hours or a few days, or even longer for long-distance moves. While this option is cheaper than hiring a moving company, it is more time consuming and if you have a lot of stuff to move, you may still want to hire a few movers to help load and unload your van, so you can save all your strength for the unpacking you will be doing. Although, if you have strong friends, you may only need to spring for pizza and beer.
Moving containers are a relatively new option that are especially useful if you are moving long-distance. If you rent a moving container, the company will drop off the container and you can fill it up with your boxes, taking your time. When the container is ready, the company will pick it up and deliver it to your new destination. It may take a while for the container to arrive, so keep that in mind when packing. Also, with this option, know that if you are, or will be, renting an apartment in a busy place, you may not have any space available to put your container.
The Minimalism Approach
If you don’t have much that you need to take with you, then you may want to simply pack up your car with your boxes. If it doesn’t all fit, you can ship some. So, plan accordingly.