When most people move house, they simply pack as many belongings and possessions into their car as possible. Even if this takes a few trips between the properties, it saves a lot of the hassle of trying to get a third party involved to help you out.
What happens if you don’t own a car, though? You might want to try and borrow a friend or relative’s auto, but if that isn’t possible, you might think that you are in between a rock and a hard place!
Thankfully, there are a few options available to people who don’t have access to a car on moving day. If you use one of these, moving day won’t be quite as hellish as you expect!
Hire A Moving Company
One of the most obvious things to do is to hire one of your local movers to give you a hand on the big day. These companies will have a large truck that all your furniture and belongings will easily fit into, and they will transport them to your new home. Don’t worry about hurting your back while loading and unloading the truck - the movers will do it all for you. All you need to do is pack all of your belongings into cardboard boxes!
Container moving is also available in some towns and cities. It can sometimes be slightly cheaper than hiring a moving company, and also means you don’t have to worry about driving a huge hire van all on your own. A container will be delivered to your home, and you just need to fill it with all your things. The container firm will then pick it up and send it to your new address. People often go with this option if they are moving to a new state or country.
Use A Bus Shipping Service
Did you know that some bus companies ship stuff for customers? This is a great option for people who are just moving a small amount of stuff. Not every bus company offers this service, though, so you need to make sure your local one does before you take all your stuff to their depot! You should also weigh your stuff as most bus companies will charge you according to weight.
Rent Your Own Van
If the prospect of driving your own van or truck doesn’t worry you, then you could always hire one for moving day. As you will need to pick up the van from the depot, you need to have a way of getting there. For this reason, it is often best to get one from a local company that is within walking distance from your home or on a public transport route, just in case you can’t get a lift. You might only have the van for a certain number of hours, so it is important that you move very efficiently. If you return it late, you could face extra fees!
So, as you can see, moving without a car isn’t actually that big a problem! You have plenty of options!