If you’re relocating in Dallas (or anywhere in the US), getting the right people to help you out is the right way to go. However, for many different reasons, some people try to avoid hiring professional Dallas movers and go for a DIY approach. One of the most reasons people want to relocate without the help of the company is to cut the moving costs. If you are one of them, you need to know you’ll have to take some extra time and preparation for relocating on your own. So, what are the essentials you will need to move? Let’s check them out.
Van or Truck
The truth is, you won’t be able to relocate your furniture with your small (or medium-sized) car. Borrowing a pick-up truck or a van would be ideal for cutting down your transport costs. If that’s not possible, you will have to rent one and if you do, make sure to do the necessary calculations on the size of the furniture, the number of bedrooms and overall furniture count. That’s how you’ll be able to get the vehicle big enough to transport your belongings.
Some boxes and items are going to be too heavy to carry around so the moving dolly will come in quite handy. There are different kinds of dollies (even for furniture and other appliances) so make sure to take your pick according to your needs.
To safeguard your belongings as well as walls in the home(s), padding will be one of the necessities. Since you’re going for the DIY, blankets can come in quite handy for the protection of some items, but for some furniture and bulkier items, you will need special padding which you have to buy. That way you’ll avoid scratches, dirt, and another way of damaging your goods.