The people who like GO BOX best are do-it-yourselfers. They understand the importance of sorting through their possessions before their move. They want to take the time to look through their possessions and decide what to keep, sell, give away, or dump.
You are the only one who can make these decisions. Even a full service moving company can’t do this for you. They will just pack up all your stuff and you will have to deal with the problem at the other end.
Deciding what you want to keep, sell, give away, or dump takes time. Only you know which possessions are valuable and worth moving to your new home. By sorting before moving, your new home will be uncluttered. Using GO BOX helps organize this process of simplifying your life.
Some of our happiest customers have paid for part of their move by selling items that their family no longer uses. As I have said before, the best way to save money on moving and storage is to never move or store anything you don’t need anymore.
When it’s time to move you have many options: a full service moving company, GO BOX, rent a moving truck, or get friends to help with your move.
Here are a few points that will help you decide which type of moving service would be most suited to your personal needs. They are listed from the cheapest to the most expensive options.
1. If you are on a very limited budget, have friends and family help with your move. This option is best for people who have a small amount to move and are moving in the local area. You can reduce problems by making sure you are mostly packed before your friends arrive to help. Pay your friends in pizza or some other trade that suits everyone.
2. Renting a truck is the next cheapest option. This option is best for people with larger quantities to move or for out-of-town moves. Normally, you will need to have a credit card to rent a truck. There will be strict time limits on your rental and penalties if you are late in returning the truck. There is also the cost of fuel which can be a surprisingly big expense in a vehicle much larger than the one you are used to driving. Insurance is expensive too but the photo above explains why that is so. Make moving day less stressful by having all your packing done in advance. Also make sure to reserve your truck well in advance if you are moving during the busy days at the beginning or end of the month.
3. GO BOX is a great option if you want time to organize yourself before moving into your new home or you need storage between your moves. When you rent a gobox you get a minimum of one month of storage. If you need storage between moving from your old house into your new home, GO BOX will save you the labor of repeatedly packing and unpacking a mini-storage unit. If there are any unexpected delays getting into your new home, your possessions are safe in our warehouse for as long as you need. Here is a link to order a gobox online. Most customers who transfer goboxes directly to their new home give themselves 25 days to pack their old house and 5 days to unload into the new house. GO BOX does regional moves too. For more information please read When You Need a Long Distance Move and Something Special. Here is a link to get a long-distance moving quote.
4. If cost is not a concern and/or you want someone to handle everything, you will need a full service moving company. If you are moving across Canada or out of the country, you will need the services of a national or international moving company. This is the most expensive option but everything is handled for you. The people who use professional moving companies often have their employer paying for the move. Also people who have physical infirmities really value the services of professional moving companies.
We would like you to consider using GO BOX, but there are times when our service will not be suitable for your needs. However, if you’re interested in decluttering your home or simplifying your life, GO BOX can help. Get started on organizing your own move by reading Using the GO BOX Estimator.