Moving your home to a new location can be a challenge, but with the help of friends and family the process can be much easier. When you are beginning to plan your move, you should first take note of what the dimensions of your new home will be in regards to how wide the halls and stairways are. Some stairways, such as ones that turn corners, may make the move easier or more difficult depending on how tightly confined they are. Remember that when moving you will want to make sure that all of your items will be able to fit where they are supposed to. For example, taking a King size bed to an apartment that will not accommodate the size will not be a very good idea, and conversely a single sized bed placed in a large bedroom might seem out of place. When you are moving, do not hesitate to buy new furniture that will be appropriate for the size of your new location, as it may make the overall move much easier. The older furniture can be donated to friends or family, or sold or donated to charity depending on what programs are in your area.
Another important part of making the moving process easier is having an inventory check list. This moving list will help you to keep your items organized according to how they should be packed, such as a list that will itemize fragile items, larger items which will require two people to move, and items which are irregularly shaped and may require special packing considerations. These lists are very valuable when it comes to making sure that your moving job will go smoothly, and that all of your items will be packed and unpacked securely.
The third part will be the decision whether to go with a moving company, or whether to do the move yourself with a rented truck or van. Many of the consumer trucks available are not capable of handling significant amounts of items and furniture without needing multiple trips, which can be implausible for long distance moving jobs. You will want to weigh your options based on how much your expected moving job will cost you when you use hired labor. Remember that while you may save money by doing the job yourself, you will also need more time, and help, to complete the task.