First, you’re going to need a moving truck. Unless you plan on making several trips in a flatbed, moving a full home’s-worth of stuff is almost impossible without a rented box truck. Even if your move is months away, reserving your truck ahead of time is the only way to know you’ll have one on moving day. Reserving ahead of time can also save you some money.
Before calling to reserve your truck, read our truck sizing guide to make sure you get the right size for your move.
Next, you'll need to rustle up the right equipment. Stocking up on supplies like boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap will ensure you have everything you need to pack your belongings securely.
You’ll also want to invest in padded moving blankets to protect your valuables from breaking while in transit. Two- and four-wheel moving dollies will make it easier to move furniture, boxes, and large appliances.
It’s also a smart idea to have a tool kit handy during the move in order to take furniture apart on the go.