If you are getting ready to tackle a cross-country move, you will probably want to hire a moving company. Unfortunately, unscrupulous businesspeople do exist, and the moving industry is no exception. The Better Business Bureau reports that it receives thousands of complaints about movers annually, which range from overcharges to missing or damaged goods. Move […]
If you’re relocating across the country, hiring a moving company isn’t your only option. While loading up a truck and driving it yourself is a more labor-intensive way to move, it does have its advantages. If your possessions are limited enough to fit comfortably in a truck, it can be the most cost-effective option around. However, the options aren’t mutually exclusive. A cross-country move can take weeks when you’re using a company, so renting your own truck can provide you with the means to settle in to your home with just the basics while you wait for the rest of your belongings to arrive. Of course, you’ll want to carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of using a rental truck and make the choice that’s best for your circumstances.