Relocation in or out of California can be done. While you can do this by yourself, there is another way to do it and that is with the help of a moving company.
There are a lot of moving companies in California. You can easily find them in the phone book or online but if you have never worked with them before and don’t know who to trust, ask help from friends and family that may be able to recommend someone.
The next step is to give them a call and then get an estimate from them. Some companies can give you an estimate over the phone but you should never rely on that when comparing rates.
It is best that the moving company sees how much stuff has to be moved and from there, you will an exact figure which you can work with.
You won’t feel rushed in choosing a moving company if you start looking for one way ahead of time. This will give you time to do some research like find out if they are licensed and insured as well as get the feedback from previous customers.
Since you are the customer, don’t be afraid to ask questions because they are the ones servicing you. It is only right that you know how they will be packing the items and what will they do if some of the items you have do not fit in the truck.
After reading this, you might be overwhelmed with what you have to do when you are about to move but if you take it one step at a time, you will see how easy it can be and the lessons from your first experience will make it easier the next time you will move again.
If you feel that you can do a better job moving your stuff on your own, the alternative will be to rent a truck. This sounds logical if you are only moving within California but not when you are moving somewhere in the mid-West or all the way to the East Coast.
Again, you will have to call a few rental truck companies and then get an estimate how much it will cost to borrow one. The rates are either for a one way trip or a round trip so just compare the rates before choosing which rental company you will be getting the truck from.
Once you have that, the only thing you have to do is pack all your stuff and then load these all in the truck.
If there are items that are old and can be left behind, why not hold a relocation sale? This is the same as a garage sale because the set up is the same except that you won’t be around anymore after the sale is over.
The benefit of doing a relocation sale is that you are able to sell some of your stuff and make some money. Who knows? How much money you can make here may probably cover half or even the entire cost of renting a truck or even paying for a moving company.
Relocation takes time and money. This can be done on your own or with some help. You have to decide for yourself which is better depending on your financial situation.