Ah moving! Should you do it yourself? Or should you hire some help? In this article, we will help you determine if you should go at it solo, and when to call a mover in Colorado.
Ask Yourself These Specific Questions When Thinking About Using a Mover
How Much Stuff Are You Actually Moving?
If you are moving a lot of cumbersome items, working with a mover will be your best bet. Movers are experts in packing, lifting and getting all of your stuff transported as efficiently as possible. They might only need to make one trip in what could take you six.
How Far Are You Going To Travel With Your Belongings?
If you are moving across the city, or even across the state, doing the move by yourself might be the way to go. However the further you go, the more logistics become involved.
Costs go up exponentially the further away you are moving. Why? Because moving across the country can be hard work! Think of it this way: Would you rather save money? Or would you rather save time?
Think of it this way: Would you rather save money? Or would you rather save time?
Would you rather cash out now and skip town without having to worry about configuring everything yourself, or would you rather wait around and do it all yourself and get more money but have less free time and have to wait before you can leave?
It’s really up to you.
Are You Comfortable Driving Long Distances Yourself Or Do You Need a CoPilot?
Moving trucks can vary in size from about 12 to 30 feet. If you are towing your vehicle, you can add on at least another 10 feet. Do you have any experience driving a larger vehicle?
Fortunately, there are many modern-day companies out there where you can rent a moving truck such as Uhal and others. All you have to do is perform a quick search on google or bing and you can quickly find out which local companies will be able to rent you moving truck.
You will save quite a bit of money moving your items yourself. However, you need to make sure you will be comfortable driving a truck of this size, especially through metro areas.
However, you need to make sure you will be comfortable driving a truck of this size, especially through metro areas.
How Much Is Your Total Investment Of Time Worth?
If you are moving across the country with a large moving truck, you are looking at a process that will take several days. You will need to stop more for gas and overall, you will be driving much slower than if you were driving just your vehicle.
You might need to make a few overnight stops as well. Once you factor in the time packing, loading, driving, unloading, unpacking… you might want to consider bringing in the pros. Professional movers are adept and efficient when it comes to getting you moved in quickly.
Once you factor in the time packing, loading, driving, unloading, unpacking… you might want to consider bringing in the pros. Professional movers are adept and efficient when it comes to getting you moved in quickly.
Will You Have Any Assistance From Friends, Coworkers, or Family?
If you are moving across town, you will likely be able to recruit (bribe) some friends or family to help you out. If you are moving to a new city entirely, you might not have that support base of people willing to help you out. Moving is tough, and if you are doing it all on your own, be prepared for some hard work ahead!
A couple of things to remember:
- Keep items you will need right away with you. Pack a suitcase as if you were going on a long trip. Keep toiletries, clothes, items for work/school and other daily items close by. There can me delays when using moving companies, so be prepared.
- You might also consider moving important items in your car, and leave the furniture to the pros. Load up your vehicle, and embark on that cross-country road trip you have always talked about! Make it an adventure!
- And when it comes to your furniture: If it is more expensive to ship than it’s worth, leave it behind. You will be better off selling or donating the item, and replacing it once you are in your new city.
- Another thing that you may want to try out if you have a friend with a big truck or if you know someone who owns their own moving company you can ask them to borrow one of their box trucks for a day to haul your stuff across town and into storage.
Liquidate Everything By Selling For Cash To An Investor!
A final option that you may want to consider if you don’t want to move all of your stuff is to simply leave some of it in the house and then sell the house along with the property to a company who pays cash for homes in Colorado like us here at HBR. We also liquidate personal property such as furniture, cars, and antiques, tools, and other items.
Please contact us via call or text at (719) 286-0053 for more information or to get a risk-free quote now.
We are a local real estate investment company who specializes in helping homeowners sell their property and personal belongings so they can get out of town and move on with their lives. A lot of people have stuff stored up inside of their homes from a lifetime of hoarding and they simply don’t have the time, effort, or energy to deal with selling it all.
That’s where we come in.