Easing The Stress Of Moving House: Getting Everything From Point A To Point B

There is no doubt about it: few things are more stressful in life than moving house, even if the new location is just down the street.  Often, the stress relates to the financial burden of relocating.  Aside from bond payments and doggy day-care for the family pooch, decisions need to be made over how all that furniture is going to be lumped from A to B, especially if your friends are conveniently "busy" over the weekend.  Should you hire a removalist or rent a truck?

Save Big By Hiring A Truck

Truck hire is doubtlessly the most cost effective option because labour hire is essentially eliminated (although if you enlist the help of friends, a six-pack might be in order).  Beware, however, if this is your first experience moving.  There are a number of precautions to consider that will ensure an incident-free move:

  • When lifting heavy objects, always bend and lift from the knees, keeping your back straight
  • Strategically position items of furniture and other luggage so that the space between each inside the vehicle is minimised, along with risk of damage
  • Make a well detailed checklist
  • Organise wardrobe boxes well in advance

Movers often overlook taking out insurance when renting a truck.  Truck hire companies generally do not include contents insurance in their quote.  Specialist insurers, however, provide affordable coverage should the unthinkable happen.  For more information, contact a truck rental service, such as Delta Car & Truck Rentals.

Let The Removalist Do The Lifting And Shifting

If your budget can stretch so far, hiring a removalist may be the best bet.  All of the taxing labour is taken care of and there is no need to worry about insurance, leaving you free to get on with other aspects of life.  Be sure to shop around for the best quote well in advance and be at the ready with a good estimation of what capacity and labour (for example, two men and a three-tonne truck) will be needed for the job.

Moreover, several removalist companies also provide storage facilities.  Storing small or large items is a viable alternative for those who are moving long distance.

Whichever Method You Choose, Call A Charity To Remove Unwanted Furniture

Many charities are absolutely screaming for unwanted mattresses, sofas, tables, cabinets and other furniture items.  If you find that your new home simply cannot accommodate any item of furniture, consider calling a local charity.  They will be more than happy to take it off your hands, provided that the item is in good, unblemished condition.  Ultimately this will save you time, money and above all, stress!