Moving into a new Fort Lauderdale home can be extremely exciting for any man, woman, or child. Whether you are relocating from New York, San Antonio, or Miami Gardens, you are in for a gorgeous new setting in the beautiful sunshine. So, do you have your movers set up yet? If you’ve looked around, you have realized that movers can cost more than a pretty penny. That’s why it may be wise to do as much moving yourself into a piece of Fort Lauderdale real estate.
I am sure it’s not hard to figure out the biggest reason people have for moving their own stuff. It is money. But beyond one’s bank account, folks don’t feel comfortable with strangers moving some of their most prized possessions. Every day, furniture gets dented and mirrors get scratched. Items even disappear every now and then. The word “Fragile” doesn’t always mean anything to a careless driver. There just seems to be one scary story after another for those who purchased homes for sale in Fort Lauderdale.
If you want to get your hands dirty and move yourself, there are a few basic tricks to make the process go smoothly.
To begin, create a plan and map out your move, rather than simply winging it. Figure out what you will put in your car, mom’s van, and the neighbor’s pick-up. That way you can set aside the bigger furniture for a rental truck in 2 weeks. Keep in mind, that Memorial Day and Labor Day are the busiest days of the year for individuals and families to move, so make sure you get all the equipment you need in advance.
Similarly, plan out how you are going to pack up your home. You certainly don’t need to pack your socks, underwear, and toiletries in advance. However, there’s no reason to put off packing your childhood yearbooks and book collection until the last week before you move.
Next, you should try your hardest to avoid moving on a Saturday or Sunday. Sure, that’s when the kids are out of school and the neighbors won’t be at work, but it’ll be harder to rent the truck you want. You may even have to pay a higher price for some equipment on a weekend.
It is always smart to review your homeowner’s insurance policy. After all, your beloved television set may get cracked on its way to your new home. Whether it’s your fault or not, it is worth seeing if your property is covered during a move. You may be pleasantly surprised at just how much is covered, as long as it is still insured.
Another good idea is to educate yourself about all the moving equipment. Read the safety pamphlets and practice driving the moving truck before you get on the highway. Make sure you can see out of all the mirrors. You certainly don’t want to return the rental with a big ding in the side. As long as you know what you’re doing, moving yourself may be the best option for you to relocate to your new Fort Lauderdale luxury home.
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