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Local Moving Options Without Fret Or Sweat

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You’re probably wondering what a local move is. If you’re considering a short distance move like moving to a different neighborhood in the same city or moving to a nearby city in the same state, that’s a local move.

Unlike long-distance move, local moves are often easier, cheaper, less stressful, and in most cases, more fun! So if you’re looking to have a local move, there are several moving options you can opt for. So let’s take a look to see which one is the best for you.

Stress Free Local Moving Options

You can have a memorable local move when you choose any of these:

#1. Hire a full-service moving company

The most convenient and stress-free way to move any home or business is to hire a full service moving company. Full-service movers are professional movers and they can handle every aspect of moving from start to finish.

They have the skills, experience, and tools to ensure your relocation works out as it should. You wouldn’t have to bother about any of your items getting damaged while they are being packed, loaded on the truck, while in transit, or while they are being unloaded.

The best part? you wouldn’t have to bother about doing anything. Check out the important things to consider before hiring a local moving company.

How much does it cost to hire a local full- service moving company?

Many local moving companies charge a flat rate per hour for moving. So your moving cost will depend on how long it takes the movers to pack your household items, load them on the truck, transport them to your new home, and unload them. Request for free moving quotes to get an accurate estimate of your moving cost.

Hire a full-service local moving company

So the more household items you have and the longer the distance of your new home, the more hours it’ll take to complete your move. But there are some other extra costs tied to local full-service moving. These are:

  • Packing services and supplies like boxes, shrink wraps, bubble wrap, furniture blankets etc.
  • Long carries
  • Elevator carries
  • Stair carries
  • Furniture disassembly and reassembly
  • Packing and moving specialty items like pool table, artworks or antiques, piano, grandfather clock etc.
  • Disconnecting or reconnecting appliances

How to choose the right local full-service moving company

All full-service movers aren’t exactly the same. So just before you sign a deal to hire any mover, make sure you do a background check on them, read online reviews about the company. Don’t forget to ask them all the right questions too. Here are some of the key questions to ask:

#2. Truck Rental

Truck rental is another easy local moving option if you’re considering a DIY move. You can rent a moving truck to ship your household items to your new home. You can save up to 50% of your entire moving budget by hiring a truck rental company.  So, don’t miss this ultimate guide to moving truck rental and these 5 common truck rental problems and how to avoid them.

Local moving truck

Check rates and availability of moving truck rental in your area and get up to six free moving quotes. Here are some of the key things you should know about truck rental:

Make sure you ask these key questions before hiring a moving truck:

  • What are my insurance options?
  • What is the cost per mile?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Are there any other extra costs?
  • Are there penalties for late return of the truck?
  • How much gas do you expect in the tank when i return the truck?

Local moving option

Loading and unloading the moving truck

Since you’re looking to rent a moving truck, you’ll have to do the loading and unloading with the help of friends, neighbors, colleagues or you can hire moving labor help. Moving labor helps can help you pack your household goods, load them into the moving truck and unload them at your new home. Find out how to load a moving truck like a pro.

You can read more about how to find and hire moving labor help for your next move. When you decide to hire moving labor help, make sure you have all these moving supplies ready for them.

 But if you decide to do the loading and unloading, here are some useful tips you can use:

Make sure you carry all heavy items appropriately

Lift items with your legs and bend with your knees. Avoid bending with your waist. You should carry heavy boxes and furniture close to your body and ensure that your path to and from the moving truck is clear.

Don’t carry more than you can handle, its not a weightlifting competition!

Don’t fracture any of your bones by lifting more than you can handle. No one has ever won an award for doing that. Play safe, stick to your limit. Learn more about how to pack and transport heavy items when you’re moving.

Wear the right piece of cloth

Put on clothes that’ll make you feel smart. Don’t wear loose clothes that can caught other items or put you at risk of falling. Wear sturdy shoes and make sure your laces are tied at all times.

If you can drive the moving truck safely, go ahead and enjoy the ride. But if you can’t consider hiring a professional moving truck driver.

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Williams Oleije

Williams іѕ а rеlосаtіоn ехреrt аnd а mоvіng іnduѕtrу рrоfеѕѕіоnаl. Onе оf thе best соntrіbutоrѕ tо MoverJunction.соm wіth ѕресіаlіzеd аrtісlеѕ аnd іnfоrmаtіvе guіdеѕ whісh hеlр реорlе оrgаnіzе аnd ехесutе thеіr mоvеѕ еаѕіlу аnd соmfоrtаblу. Williams' articles have helped hundreds of consumers like yourself, save thousands of dollars on their moves. You can reach him at williams@moverjunction.com

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