Everyone could use some help when moving out of their home, but not everyone can afford it. The budget is often the greatest obstacle to easy and comfortable relocation. Full moving services can be quite expensive and, therefore, out of reach for many. There are several other ways you can move without spending a lot of money. But you must be ready to “get your hands dirty” and handle a great portion of it yourself.
If you’re moving locally, the cheapest solution would be to hire a moving truck and do the packing, loading, and unloading yourself. You will also be driving yourself. You will save a significant amount of money if you have the time. Truck rentals can cost about $1.7 per mile. This really makes sense if you’re moving locally and can spare a day or two to pack and load everything without professional help.
The second affordable option is moving containers or steel-framed boxes you can purchase and keep outside your house during the move. They’re very practical as you can pack things at your own pace and simply lock the container when you’re done for the day. It’s also cost-effective. But again, the price depends on how much stuff you have, how big your house is, etc.
For a smaller home or apartment, the cost of using moving containers can be up to $800. For bigger containers, the sum can reach several thousand dollars. The added benefit of portable containers is that they provide you the moving flexibility that other options don’t. And you’ll also spend less than you would if you hired a moving company to handle everything for you.
If you need help relocating, Moving Lane professionals are here for you. We have the skills and experience to move your things safely to your new destination. Request a free quote today!