You will probably save yourself money by taking on the move yourself without the help of a professional company. However, you should keep in mind that you will spend money to rent the truck, buying fuel and putting yourself through physical labor. The following are a few more things to consider when taking on your next move alone and if you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.
- Check your rental truck thoroughly. A rental truck that hasn't been properly maintained could leave you stranded, throw off your schedule and cost you more money to repair until the rental truck company pays you back.
- Never underestimate the value of an insured rental truck. Most rental moving truck companies offer insurance for their vehicles, you may also want to check with your insurance agent to see if you are covered or can purchase insurance through their product. Also, an insurance rider, often available under most homeowner's policies, may cover any contents damaged during transport. You should check with your insurance agent about an insurance rider policy.
- Don't damage your old home. If you accidentally damage the home while you are moving out, the new owners or the landlord will more than likely want compensation.