Most people know that the ideal situation when moving would be to rent a moving van and have someone else take care of the difficult task of packing and moving household goods, but due to budget constraints or other reasons, it’s not always feasible. So you might find it necessary to rent a van or truck for your move. The following are some tips to make your do-it-yourself move a little easier.
1) Make sure you understand the type of truck you need and what is required to rent it.
o Drop-off charges
o Calculate fuel expenses
2) Obtain all necessary supplies for moving and packing.
o Loading ramp ( or it may be a feature on the truck)
o Dollies (floor and appliance) for moving the large items in your household.
o Padding or heavy blankets to protect large items.
o Rope to secure your load properly.
o Cardboard boxes of various sizes
o Unprinted newsprint paper which is usually sold in Office Supply warehouses. Newspaper will work as well, but it usually leaves ink smears on the items you are packing.
o Tissue paper
o Masking tape, packing tape and string
o Permanent marking pens for labeling. Make sure you clearly label boxes with the rooms where they should be taken when unloaded.
o Specialty boxes for delicate items (i. e. china, crystalware, expensive portraits), these specialty boxes can be pricey so buy them if you own these above mentioned types of items.
3) Follow these guidelines to load heavy items carefully
Keep these tips in mind and it should make your move a whole lot easier and hassle free.
Nef Cortez has been a licensed real estate broker and has held various positions in the real estate and mortgage industry for over 25 years. If you would like to read more of Nef's pithy and timely advice (with the latest info on local foreclosures), visit his website at Diamond Bar Houses or read his blog at Southern California Real Estate Blog