Those who are eager to get to their new home might feel the need to start moving immediately without the help of a moving company. For those who decide to go this route, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind to ensure that you and your items both get home safely.
The most important rule to follow when moving alone is that you should move items that are smaller than the width and height of your body.
It might be common sense to some, but many have tried to move large objects by themselves with unhappy results. These mistakes often lead to damaged furniture or broken appliances that end up costing much more in the end.
What can I move by myself?
- Boxes that contain plates, clothes, or other household objects
- Dining room chairs
- Side tables
- Small appliances such as speakers
- Lightweight televisions
Moving without the hassle
Large appliances such as refrigerators, pianos, beds, dining room tables, and more should be best left to the moving company to assure a trip to your new home doesn’t include a trip to the hospital.
A person who lacks the knowledge of where to place buffers on the items also runs the risk of scratching, damaging, or even losing the item due to extensive damage.
Items must be secured firmly to ensure that they don’t get damaged on the journey. Moving while using a pick-up truck is recommended since it allows for easy access to items while unloading.
Make sure not to place items larger than the truck bed on the pick-up truck. Doing so could lead to instances where the furniture falls from the truck, or damage could be caused to other drivers on the road if not securely fastened. There is also a risk of transporting an over-sized item that could result in a fine from law enforcement.
If you must move without a moving company, make sure to call a few close friends to help out. The extra hands reduce the likelihood of damage happening and provides a much smoother moving experience.
Need help moving?
Moving that king sized bed by yourself might seem impossible, but with the help of an Austin moving company like Dependable Relo you are in great hands. We offer a variety of residential moving services to cover your move across town as well as moving across the US.
Contact Dependable Relo today to help get you to your new home in one piece.