Moving can be very stressful as it is. After all, who in their right mind would pack up all of their belongings and carry them across town or to a completely different city unless they had to? I know I wouldn’t! But imagine having to move house without a car. Sounds like a nightmare, right?
Cars come in extremely useful on moving day – in fact, if you don’t have any furniture that is too bulky or can’t be taken apart for the duration of the move, then you might be able to move everything in a few car trips. So, where are you meant to begin moving everything without one? You can’t take all your boxes on the bus!
Don’t panic, though; moving without a car doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are some great tips that can help you get the job done.
Borrow Someone Else’s
You might not have your own car, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t know anyone who is also without. I’m sure that one of your friends or a member of your family will be able to loan you their car for the day you move. If you are lucky, they might even come and do all the driving for you. All you then need to do is pack the vehicle with all your boxes, jump in the passenger’s seat, and relax as you are driven to your new home!
Use A Courier For Heavy Furniture
If most of your stuff fits into a couple of suitcases, then it should be easy to move without a car. You just need to take your cases on public transport or in a taxi. However, if you also have a sofa or bed to take, then things get tricky. It probably isn’t worth hiring a removal firm for just a couple of items of furniture. There is one way around this, though. Use a company like Shiply that offers a furniture courier service. That way, you only have to move for sending the items of furniture that are too big for you to carry on your own, and you don’t end up paying for a van that ends up half empty.
Hire A Van
Can’t quite afford to hire a removal company but have quite a bit of stuff to shift? You could just hire a van. That way, you don’t need to pay for a whole team of removal specialists as well as a vehicle. The only downside to this is that you will need to find someone to drive if you don’t already have your license. I’m sure one of your friends will be willing to help you out especially if you agree to pay them in coffee!
Find A Help On Gumtree
If you are struggling to find someone to help you, then you could always check out Gumtree. This is a site for selling items, but you will find that handymen will also advertise their services. You might be lucky to find a local man with a van!
Happy moving day!