Moving Options for all ScenariosJanuary 26, 2015
Different moving options require different actions
Each of us has our own journey to take and sometimes that involves moving to a new home. With each move comes different distances, different situations, and different problems. Instead of wasting time searching for the answer for your specific move, we have created a small list of moving options for the most common moving scenarios.
3 Most common moving options
Moving Short Distances
For those of you moving no more than an hour away, we have come up with the best moving options for you.
- Rent a portable storage unit. If you are only moving short distances, save your money and do the work yourself. Rent a storage unit such a relocube or a moving pod.
- If possible, save even more money by asking friends or family to assist you in moving your items. This moving option is perfect for those moving just down the street or 15 minutes from their original house because you can make a few trips.
Moving long distance (both driving distance and plane required)
For those of you who are moving long distance, such as more than one hour away require a completely different set of options and they are listed below.
- If a plane is not required, consider hiring a moving company to assist you in your move. Moving companies can help you pack, drive the moving vehicle, and even help you unpack for a reasonable price.
- Pack fairly lightly. This goes for both driving distance and plane required moves. If you can avoid taking that old coffee table or sofa, then do it. Moving companies charge you by weight of items being moved so the lighter your load, the lower your bill.
- If you are moving more than 10 hours driving distance, it’s best to take a plane. When taking a plane, you should consider selling the bulk of your belongings and starting fresh in your new home. This will save you tons of money and give you a fresh start. Pack lightly for the plane as well.
If you are moving over seas, there isn’t much you can really do, but here are the best moving options we think you could benefit from.
- Sell your belongings! Clearly you aren’t going to be taking any furniture with you because that’s just not going to fit on the plane, but you can sell these items to earn some quick cash for your trip.
- Only bring what is absolutely necessary. The more items you bring, the higher your airline bill will be, so pack light. When sorting through your items, ask yourself if the items you chose benefit your life. If they don’t, get rid of them.