June 23, 2014

Sitting guy wondering about a DIY move

Is a DIY Move Right for You?

Do you have a move in your future? Everyone's circumstances are different, but there are a few things to keep in mind when evaluating whether or not to "do it yourself," along with the help of friends and family, or to bring in a partner, like 1-800-PACK-RAT, to help with the transport of your belongings.

You want to make the best decision for yourself and your finances, so we've gathered a short checklist to help you compare. If you'd like more information from our experts, just give us a call at 1-800-PACK-RAT.

Do you have the resources?  Yes, labor resources are important, but we are also talking about space. As you pack, you'll need to mark and stack the boxes and also clean. Will you be keeping your moving boxes in another storage location, like your garage or a friend's place, until you are ready to move? Are those locations secure and weatherproof? Will you have access to your stuff in the meantime?

Do you have the transportation?  Be sure to assess how much transportation you will need for your stuff to get to your new location. Are you going to use a number of trucks or just one? Do you know how to drive and maneuver a big moving truck?

Do you have the time? Moving is a time-consuming operation! When comparing a DIY move to working with a partner, consider things like acquiring packing materials, taking time off from work to pack/load/unload, store and transport. When you have a company like 1-800-PACK-RAT working for you, you can spend less time worrying about how to relocate your things and more time spending time with your family.

1-800-PACK-RAT is standing by to help you achieve the easy, stress-free move you deserve! Give us a call at 1-800-PACK-RAT or request a moving quote online today.