8 weeks prior: budget the move
The move might still seem far away with eight weeks to go, but it's time to start planning and making some important decisions.
Budget the move
First, you need an idea of how much the move is going to cost and how much you can afford. The biggest factor impacting the cost of your move will be whether you choose to hire movers or go the DIY route. Calculate the potential cost of packing supplies as well, including boxes, tape, bubble wrap, kraft paper, and wrap roll.
DIY moving considerations
Moving yourself can be a good way to save money, but you will need to round up enough helpers and vehicles to get it done. Make sure you can also take the time off work and that you are physically up for the job. Moving takes a lot of strength and stamina.
Some of the potential costs involved in a DIY move include:
- Truck rental
- Equipment rental
- Food and drink for helpers
How to find reliable movers
If hiring professional movers sounds like a better option for your needs, then take the time to find a reliable company. Look at reviews online and contact multiple movers for estimates. Be clear on what the quoted price includes and don't hesitate to ask questions.