Avoid Bad Carma: How to Move Without a Vehicle

September 27, 2018

Tips on how to move without a car

The biggest benefit of having a car is convenience. Especially when it comes to commuting, traveling, and most of all—moving. Interested in how to move furniture without a car? It may seem impossible, but it can be done. For those of you who have decided to forgo wheels for the time being, here are some tips on how to move without a car:

Rent a Car

Depending on the size of the items you need to move, you have several rental vehicle options. For smaller moves, try a service like Car2Go or ZipCar. These companies charge fees based on time and distance. And if you’re not planning on buying a car in the near future, it may be a good idea to continue the membership after your move.

For heavier hauls, consider renting a truck from a moving company or self storage facility. Remember to enlist the help of friends and loved ones to assist with loading, moving and unloading.

Phone Your Friends

It helps to have friends—especially during a move without a car. And having help is critical for any move. It makes the endeavor easier and the encouragement is comforting. Odds are at least one of your friends owns the vehicle you need to make your move easy. Call around and make sure to offer something in return. A free dinner at the end of the day can be a convincing incentive.

Hire Help

Some of the furniture you're moving may have come from Craigslist or Nextdoor. And those sites are equally great for hiring moving help. There you’ll find several contractors who offer highly discounted moving rates and vehicles. Once you post on these neighborhood platforms, you’ll be surprised on how many responses pour in.

Hire Professional Movers

While the Do-It-Yourself ethos is admirable, sometimes you need to call the pros. If there are items in your home too heavy-duty or delicate to move with your friends, don't risk damaging them. If you pay for professional movers, you can guarantee your items will arrive in your new place safe and sound.

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