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Here are Some Moving Options to Help You Move

When it comes to moving, the biggest challenge is deciding whether you want to move on your own or you want to hire moving services to ease the process and help you move stress-free. While this decision may be influenced by a lot of things, it is not always that moving on your own is a worse option.

Some of the things that determine whether you should hire a moving company include the distance you are moving to, how long the move will take, your budget, your type of belongings and the items you have, and more. You should know that there are different types of moving services you can hire. Some of them include;

  • Local movers are movers you call when you are moving within the neighborhood.
  • Long-distance movers, just like the name suggests include moving in a longer distance than local movers can. This typically is a more than 100 miles distance move.
  • Specialty movers are movers who move special and valuable belongings. You will only hire this type of movers if you have special items like a bathtub, piano, and such.

These are not limited to the type of moving companies available in the market. Whoever you choose depends on what your requirements are. However, if you are stuck between whether or not to hire a moving service, here are some options you have:

Empty room full of cardboard boxes and cleaning things for moving into a new home

Rent a Moving Truck

If you don’t want to hire a moving company and believe you can easily make the move on your own. There is an option to rent a truck. This gives you full control of your schedule as you are the only decision-maker in the process. You just choose the date you want to move and book a moving truck.

The rest is up to you; packing, installing and uninstalling, loading and unloading the truck, and more. You can ask for help from a friend or family member. Renting a truck is also cost-effective but time-consuming. If you have the time and the ability, go with this choice to save some bucks.

Hire a Full Service Moving Company

In some instances, moving leaves you no choice but to seek professional help; if you own some special items, or you have a lot of belongings, a family to look after, pets to take care of, and work to attend to, you definitely need to hire movers, and full-service movers at that.

This will lift the heavy task of having to look for packing material, packing and unpacking, loading and unloading the truck, and all the other tasks involved in moving off your shoulders. It is the easiest form of moving if you have the budget for it.

Rent Storage

You may not always need to rent storage but if it calls for it, then you have no choice but to go this way. There are many reasons that may cause you to rent storage; if you haven’t decluttered and don’t want to carry unnecessary items to your next home if you haven’t found the most suitable place for you yet and you need to move due to unavoidable circumstances, and more.

In these cases, renting is the best option to choose. Talk to your moving company or visit the nearest renting storage to you.

Hire Specialty Movers

Specialty movers, as discussed above, are the type of movers you want to call when you have special items to move. Something like a bathtub is heavy and hard to move on your own. In this case, you need professionals with the necessary expertise, experience, and tools to ensure they handle it safely without causing any damages.

You may also just have heavy equipment and furniture as well as delicate electronics. Don’t fret and don’t get confused. Choose the best specialty movers to carry out this task. This way you can rest easy knowing your items are in safe hands.


About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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