My New Outside Blog: January 2014

Moving To Fort Worth? Should I Move Myself?

Moving To Fort Worth?  Should I Move Myself?

Nearly 40 million people across the United States are faced with this question yearly. Should you move yourself or should you hire movers? What works for someone you know may not work for you, as there are plenty of factors to consider such as time, effort, money and the complications of the move. Moving to Fort Worth  yourself can be an economical option for you, and one that will give you most control. However, to ensure that you are making the best decision, it is recommended to weigh all your options first. Let’s look into those options:

1.        Hire a van and do all the work yourself. Are you comfortable driving a truck on likely busy highways and narrow streets? If you’re fit enough and you have the strength for it, then this just might work for you. There are a number of truck sizes you can choose to rent, and they usually charge by the hour. This means you will have to move very quickly, and there can be no room for errors because the clock and the rental agreement starts ticking as soon as you drive off the lot.  This option is good for an across town move or out of an apartment into a new Fort Worth home.

2.        You can hire out the packing, lifting and loading. You still need to hire a van but a loading crew will be doing the lifting and loading this time. Like the first option, this is also under time constraints, so it is critical that you schedule everything as you don’t want to be paying for people to wait around.

3.        Hire a driver to add to any of the first two options. This can save you from the trouble of driving a truck on crowded streets. Remember that this will also add to the cost.

4.        Hire a container. This is usually called a “pod”, “cube” or a “box”, depending on the company you are calling. They fit at the back of a trailer or a tractor rig for easy moving. It is a brilliant concept where a container of a specific size will be delivered to your home, so you can then start to pack and load your belongings yourself. Once finished, you will just have to call the company to pick the container up to be delivered to your preferred location. This could be your new Fort Worth home or a storage company. Hiring a container allows you the most control over the entire process.

5.  We have found it's the best use of time and money to hire professionals to do the move.  Moving is very stressful and having the pros do the "heavy Lifting" is worth it.  I have used Mustang Moving twice and they are the best I've ever used.  This would be the sensible decision to make.  Tell them The Reata Realty Group sent you and use the code "Reata"

The decision is always up to you. Make a checklist of all the things that is important to you, and make sure these things are met when you contact the moving services you will be hiring. Here’s a FREE e-book I have written that covers all the tips and guidelines you will need when moving:The Sensible Approach to Moving. Download your copy today!

Happy Trails,

Donnie

 

DONNIE KELLER

Fort Worth, Texas

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Comment balloon 0 commentsDonnie Keller • January 27 2014 03:57AM
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