Is It Worth It To Move Myself?

Is It Worth It To Move Myself?

When the time comes to move most of us try to save money where we can.  The thing to remember when using this method is to know when to spend your money and know when to save your money.   That method usually applies in most situations as well.  So how to know if hiring a mover is worth it or not?

First,  you need to know that if you move yourself you will need a truck.  Most people know that much, but what they do not add to the equation is the insurance, ropes, dollies, blankets, and fuel.  So when you are adding the costs and weighing your options do not forget this!

Next, are you moving across the street or across country?  When moving long distances the cost is usually tied up in the mileage.  So do you want to stress and drive for 10 to 14 hours or is it worth it to pay someone?   That is what you need to consider for this part of the equation is your time and stress worth saving some money?

When you hire movers they generally are trained professionals.  So when your friends or kids help you move remember that they are not.  With that in mind, some of your prized possessions may not  arrive at your new home how they started off on the journey.

With all these variables to consider only you can choose the option that is right for you and your family.  Remember to educate yourself before making decisions either way and good luck with your move!

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Two birds with one stone

Two birds with one stone

Moving into a new home is a life experience that few people describe as “fun”.  However, with our tips of things to do before you move in, you’ll be ready when the furniture arrives!

The move can consume you for a long time: planning, packing, moving, cleaning.
If you’re moving into a new house, you may not need to do anything at all. Lucky you!

If you have purchased a home with carpet you hate you are probably thinking that it has to go.  The big question is should you wait until you’re moved in or tackle the job now?

You may decide that it’s too much to think about right now, that you should leave the decision about replacement for later after you’ve settled into your home.  You may not have the budget or time to do anything but move.  Make sure to weigh in the “cost” to you in both hassle and time if you wait to do a necessary project at a later date.

Replacing flooring is a major project.  If you have the money and you can install the new floors before your move you will really be doing yourself a favor.  If you put this decision off, you will be faced with moving all your furniture out of the rooms.  There will be furniture all around your home and you will have to move it back into the room when they are finished installing the flooring.

When installing new floors before you move into your home, be sure to order the flooring well in advance of your move.  Make arrangements to have new flooring installed and finished by a day or two before you move.  Cover the new flooring with mats or area rugs so the movers don’t track in dirt or scratch the wood.  Then, when they set your sofa and coffee table in place — you’ll be home!