There can be no doubt that moving is one of the least pleasurable experiences life has to offer. It’s an unfortunate product of finding a new place to live: your stuff has to come with you. Luckily, there is more than one way to get both your family and all of your belongings from one place to another.
Hire a Moving Company
Although this is the most convenient option, it also carries a hefty price tag and simply isn’t financially possible for everyone. Hiring a moving company is a great way to ensure a stress free moving experience because they take care of everything from packing your belongings in your old house to moving them to your new home. Just pack a car load of your essentials and you’re on your way.
Rent a Truck
For many people, renting a truck and moving everything themselves is the most viable option. Anyone with a valid driver’s license can rent a truck in a variety of sizes depending on how much you need to move. The price you pay depends on how far you need to go as well, so plan accordingly. Always try to leave the truck in the exact condition you found it with a full tank of gas to avoid unexpected charges.
Get a Trailer
Whether it’s from your friend or a local hardware store, a trailer may be the way to go if you are moving locally. Many hardware chains will lend you one of their trailers by the hour, and you probably know someone who has one you could borrow. These are a less expensive alternative to the moving truck and can help you make less trips than with just a car or pickup. If you choose this method, be sure you have plenty of cables and cords to tie your furniture down in order to avoid damage during transit.
Rent a Storage Unit
This is an ideal method if you have to move out of your current place before your new home is ready, or if you’re downsizing and simply don’t have room for all of your stuff. Many Raleigh self storage facilities are likely in close proximity to your property making self storage an affordable/easy option for extra items you no longer have space for.