Customizing Your Move-4 Questions to Ask

So the time has come to pack it up and hit the road for brand new digs. No matter where you are going or what your plans are, there are a lot of ways you can make your move go smoothly.

One thing you can do is to ask yourself and others these four important questions. They can help educate you and make sure you get the best deals when it comes to relocation-related purchases.


1) How Much Can I Afford to Spend on This?


The very first question you want to ask yourself (and your spouse or anyone else who might be living with you) is what your budget will look like.

Take a long, hard look at your finances to determine exactly how much you can spend on going from your current home to your new one.

While doing this, consider expenses that you absolutely can’t avoid. Some of these may include gas for your car (for getting from point A to B), packing tape, tolls, child or pet care, etc.

Once you have determined what you have to spend on, you can then move onto things you don’t necessarily need to get, but would really like. Examples of these could be equipment for transporting furniture, permanent markers for labeling boxes, portable storage containers, etc.


2) How Far Away Am I Going?


This is another important question, and one that is easy to answer. Take a look at a map or pop open an application on your computer or phone to determine how many miles (or blocks) away your new home will be.

If you are only going across town or to a neighboring county, you may be able to transport your belongings yourself, especially if you don’t have a lot of stuff.

On the other hand, if you are going across the country, or even just to a neighboring state, you may want to hire professional assistance.


3) Can I Get People to Help Me?


This is a big one. If you can enlist the assistance of family, friends and/or colleagues, you can save a lot of money (not to mention your own energy).

If your budget doesn’t allow for hiring professionals (or you just want to save some cash) ask in advance to see if you can get some muscle power from loved ones. It can save a lot of time, too.


4) How Much Stuff Must I Take Along?


One thing that you may want to consider doing is purging unwanted belongings. If you don’t need to take everything but don’t want to actually get rid of it, self-storage is another option.

Go online today to get storage quotes and much more from United Mayflower Containers and other reputable relocation specialists.

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