Determining your moving needs to ensure a smooth transition into your new home
July 18, 2018
When preparing to move, there are several factors to consider. Each of these factors will have an impact on the choices you make in relation to your move. Here are some questions to help you identify your specific moving needs.
How far away is your new home?
Will you be moving locally, across the country, or internationally? If you’ll be moving locally, you could possibly rent a truck (or borrow a pickup truck) and orchestrate the move yourself by recruiting friends to help you at both sites. You may also be able to overlap the time you possess both homes, allowing you to move gradually over the span of many days. If you’ll be moving outside of the local area, you may be better served by a professional moving company. And if you’ll be moving internationally, you’ll need to begin preparing for your move several months ahead of time in order to care for all the necessary customs-related paperwork.
Are you moving because of your work?
If your employer is asking (or requiring) you to move, it’s typical that the company will pay for some or all of the relocation expenses. This may include some corporate relocation arrangements made for temporary housing, for transportation, and for support in selling your current home and getting settled in your new home. If there will be no (or only partial) financial assistance from your employer, then a work-related move may qualify you for some tax benefits.
What’s your budget?
If you can afford to hire professional movers to care for the move from start to finish (including packing and unpacking), your move can be accomplished with the least amount of stress, a minimum of unforeseen problems, and little or no breakage. Find a company that can handle your specific needs and that has a good reputation. If your budget is tight, then you’ll have to decide what you can do yourself and what you will hire others to do.
Will your new home be available immediately?
If so, then you and your belongings can go there right away. But if there will be a time lag the time you leave your current home and when your new home is available, you may need to secure some storage. You can choose the do-it-yourself option of renting a storage facility and transporting your belongings there yourself, or you can entrust the shipment and storage of your belongings to professional movers. The warehouse or storage facility used should be temperature-controlled, monitored by surveillance cameras, and staffed with security personnel.
With the proper forethought and attention to detail, your move can be accomplished successfully. You and your belongings can arrive at your new home safe and sound. For more information get in touch with our Dallas moving service for the best movers Dallas has to offer.