DIY Moving, Transportation Comparison & Tips

When looking at the transportation options, you should settle for the perfect match for you. You should not settle for the very first option that crosses your mind. It would be best to make a comparison until you are left with the best option among the available ones. This article is going to cover an overview of the three available options that you can consider as your transportation when moving location. 

Rental Truck for Moving

This is the type of transportation that has been in the market for a very long time. You will be able to rent a truck from a rental company, one that is the correct size to comfortably fit all the things that you need to move to your new place. It will then be up to you and maybe the help you may get from friends and family to load the truck and unload it when you get to your destination. You are also the one who will drive the truck to your new location as you are using the Do It Yourself type of move. When you are hiring the rental trucks, you will also be offered some tips as these are players who have been in the moving industry for quite a long time thus, they know a thing or two concerning the same. The pay for a local DIY move will be near $155 while a short move can be estimated to be$225 and a long one to go up to $971 on average. You will also have to factor in the money that you will need to get insurance and gas for the truck during the move.  

Moving Containers 

This transportation option is among the new ones in the moving industry. You hire a moving container from a shipping company. You can then take enough time to have all your items packed up nicely in it then you also get a driver who would come and pick it up to your destination or maybe to a place where you are planning to go and store your stuff in. You get to have the key alone such that you are sure that your items are safe in the container. However, these containers are a little more expensive when compared to the rental trucks as they vary around $500 for any local and short move then goes up to $5000 when it comes to long-distance moves. In the long-distance moves, you get to be offered two containers of large sizes.

Freight Trucks for Moving

This type of transportation option is usually preferred for the delicate stuff that needs to be transported especially across long distances. This truck is a trailer that is 28 feet big which you need to rent but is driven only by a professional driver. However, you get to pack, load and unload stuff on your own. Your items then are transported with other people’s things, just that they are separated using dividers so there is no chance of there being a mix up of any kind. You only then get to pay for the amount of space that you use so the prices are similar to that of rental trucks, just that in this case, you are not the one who is going to drive. 

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