Organizing a move can be an overwhelming and daunting task, regardless of the size of your move. We have compiled some tips for how to best handle a small move, whether you are moving dorms, packing up a small apartment, or just moving a few pieces of furniture to a new location. For expert advice on how to best execute this task, see our tips below:
- Make a budget
If you are on a strict budget and cannot afford hiring movers, consider using your own vehicle or those of your friends or family. If you have a decent budget to work with, it will be ultimately easier to hire professionals or a moving van to action your small-scale move.
- Consider your timeline
If you know you are planning on moving, give yourself ample time make moving arrangements and to pack up your items. The more time you give yourself the less likely it is that you will miss items when it comes time to actually make your move.
- Look into hiring a reputable moving company
Here at Real Pro Movers, we are well-versed in all types of moving needs, no matter how big or small. With our experienced movers and specialized equipment, we are confident in executing all your heavy lifting for you. When planning a move, hiring a mover can help everything move a little more efficiently. If hiring a moving company is a bit unnecessary for the size of your move, you can always enlist the help of friends or labor-only movers to help with any heavy lifting that may be needed.
- Renting a moving van or trailer
Depending on if you have a vehicle that can accommodate your move, you may want to look into moving containers or moving vans to help you with your moving process. A van or container makes it easier to get most (or all) of your items in fewer trips.
If you do have an appropriately sized vehicle, that may be ideal for transporting items in a small-scale move. This is the most cost-effective solution for moving few items, and it also allows more flexibility for scheduling your moving times.
- Shipping individual items
If you find it is more cost-effective to ship items to your new location, that may be the best way to go about a small move. Before jumping into shipping your items, look into mail services in your area and find the best fit for your move.
We hope these tips help make your move a little easier! If you’d like to know our rates for moving services, please contact Real Pro Movers at 604-600-8541 or check out our contact page on our website.