Free Moving Truck Rental Quotes
* Required Field  Move Information
Move Date:  *      
Move Size: *
From Zip: *
To State: *
To City  (Area): *         

Thinking about self moving? Read these tips first!

Whoever said moving was tough wasn't lying. Moving will be a challenge no matter how you look at it. If you have chosen to do a self move, then you have made a smart decision. Choosing to do the move yourself can save you thousands of dollars.

That does not mean that doing a self move is not without its own challenges. You may have just made the most cost effective decision when it comes to moving, but now it's time to get to work. has come up with this guide that will make a self move a lot easier.

Get prepared

You can never be over prepared when it comes to moving, especially if you are doing the move yourself. Most people will agree that no matter how much they prepare for moves, they are never prepared enough. If you want to successfully do the move yourself, then you better start preparing now.

The first step to being prepared for a self move is to create a master list. This master list should be a schedule for your move. You could think of it as an itinerary for moving day. Make sure you include everything on this list that needs to be done on moving day.

The next step to getting prepared would be a simple walk through. Don't put your list away just yet. You are going to need to make a list of what stays and what goes during your walk through.

Go through every room and determine what is going to stay and what is going to go. This is an extremely important step in being properly prepared, and by deciding what stays and what goes, you can actually make the job of packing much easier. Only take what is necessary. You may find out that you have accumulated a lot of junk over the years. Have a yard sale. Get rid of it. Donate it to charity. Do whatever it takes to lighten the load. The less that you have to move, the easier your move will be.

It is time to start packing

Proper packing is vital to doing a self move. You should already have taken inventory. So you should know exactly what needs to be packed and what is staying. as There will be a lot of things that you can live without for a few days, but there will be some things that you can't live without. Pack these things last.

It also helps if everyone has their own personal bag. This bag is an excellent place to put things that you can't live without for a few days.

Make sure not to pack all of your clothing either. You are going to need clean clothes during the move.

The night before the big moving day

This is quite possibly the most important time before the big move. This is no time to party and stay up late. You will have a very big day ahead of you in the morning. Make sure you get a good meal and plenty of sleep for moving day.

When moving day does arrive, make sure you pace yourself. You won't be any good to anybody if you use all of your energy within the first couple of hours. Following these tips will make a self move much easier.


Contact Us | Time Management | Privacy Policy Copyright © 2005 - 2014 All rights reserved.