1. What are my different options for moving?
There are different levels of service when it comes to moving. You will want to choose the option that is most consistent with your budget and timeframe. Here are the service levels, in order from least expensive to most expensive:
Full Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Move: Simply rent a truck or use a pickup truck and find friends to help you move. The advantage is it is very inexpensive, the disadvantage is it is a lot of work, time consuming, risk to damage of your materials, and you will owe your buddy a favor.
DIY Move Hybrid: There are several options that combine moving services with DIY, including renting moving containers and hiring moving help. Advantages: offers a balance between DIY and full-service moving. Disadvantages: Still requires a significant amount of time and work
You Pack, They Move: With this option, you do the packing and organizing while the moving company provides the truck, loading, unloading, and transportation. This tends to be the most popular option for families that do not have the time or resources of handling their move on their own, but still are watching costs.
Full-Service Move: Moving companies will handle every element of your move, including packing and unpacking. Full service moving is a popular route for busy families with a large budget and limited time. Advantages include peace of mind leaving it to the professionals and huge time savings. The disadvantage is the large price tag.
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