Self Service moving is an inexpensive method
of moving goods. It has become a popular method in recent years
and falls between do-it-yourself and full service move category.
Two types of self service moves exist. The
first type uses a commercial trailer, which moves from your
present residence to the new residence. The second type uses
special containers. You pack the items in these containers, and
these containers are then lifted from the old residence and
brought to the new residence.
In self service moving, you are responsible
for the loading and packing tasks. You will have to purchase
your packing and moving supplies and handle on your own.
Sometimesou may hire labor services to do the job. This is a
cost effective method to minimize the workload, while moving.
The most important reason people prefer self
service moving is to save money. With self service moving, you
are responsible for truck unloading and loading. You do not pay
for labor charges and materials. Similarly, the costs may differ
and you may need to look at full service option before choosing
self service moving.
You may feel uncomfortable driving a huge
truck in the highways covering long distances.
As moving trucks may carry cargos that are very heavy,
and you will have to maintain a balance speed, while driving
throughout the journey, which may stretch to several days or
even weeks. If you possess various household items, you will
find it very difficult to drive the bigger vehicle.
The major advantage of self serving option
over the do-it yourself moving option is you are not responsible
for the transportation of household goods. This process is
carried out with the help of a licensed and professional driver
and commercial vehicles. Self service options are generally
available while moving around state lines. Because, majority of
companies, who provide these types of services are registered
with the Department of Transportation (DOT), that direct or
watch interstate moves. Once the goods reach the new location,
you will again be responsible for unpacking boxes and unloading
of goods from the trucks.
Self service requires a great amount of time,
packing. Some of the items require special care,
while packing. It also involves danger of damage, while
traveling long distances, if accurate packing process is not
Invest time and check the value of the items
to be carried before taking a decision of self service moving
If this method of moving does not suit your
needs, you can also look into full service shipping