If you’re relocating a few blocks away or don’t have much to transport in a moving truck, making the trip on your own is not only more affordable but also feasible. Here are a few tips to ensure the DIY move goes smoothly.
How to Manage a DIY Move
1. Search for Free Packing Materials
Before you buy moving boxes and supplies, hunt down everything usable that you already have at home, from plastic storage bins to suitcases. Pillows, blankets, and clothing will work as box filler and protective padding for fragile items. Use ziplock bags to gather small belongings like jewelry or electronic charging cords. Ask friends and family if they have packing supplies, and contact local businesses to see if they’ll let you take leftover boxes off their hands.
2. Rent a Moving Truck
Even if you don’t have too many bulky items, you’ll save a lot of time and hassle packing everything into a moving truck rental versus making multiple trips with your own car. You won’t have to worry about laying down blankets to protect your seats or how to strap overly long items to the hood; instead, everything will fit easily in a truck’s roomy hold. Double-check the truck’s dimensions with the clearance available en route and at your destination, and find out where you can park without disrupting traffic.
3. Start Early
Take advantage of the freedom of a DIY move to get it done on the weekend so you don’t have to take off work or inconvenience any helpers you’ve enlisted. Aim to set out early Saturday morning when most people are sleeping in to enjoy less traffic on the road and around the new place.
If you’re getting ready for a DIY move, turn to United Truck Rental. Serving Honolulu, HI, since 1986, the company offers a variety of truck rentals, from flatbeds to hi-cubes. Check out their vehicle inventory online, and call (808) 834-6488 to rent a moving truck today.