Moving from New York to New Tampa: reasons to do it by yourself

Deciding on moving from New York to New Tampa. However, after that, you have to decide whether you want to hire movers or do the move by yourself. Now, most people will tell you that hiring movers is the better choice. But, there are also reasons to do a DIY move.  So, today we have put together a list of reasons why you should do it yourself. We hope you find it informative.

You decide the timeline

Normally, when you hire professional movers, the moment you step into a contract with the moving company the exact timeline for your move is decided. When going with a DIY move, however, you decide when you move. You can take your time and make sure you are fully prepared for the move, without any rush. This helps a lot when trying to simplify a cross-country move, such as moving from New York to New Tampa. Additionally, you can take all the you want to search for your new home. And when you decide you are completely ready, you can move whenever you like.

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When moving by yourself, you decide your own timeline.

Declutter slowly

Normally, we’d recommend decluttering while you are packing your belongings. However, when organizing a DIY move, you have all the time you want to go through your belongings and decide what you want to keep. Take your time, and methodically decide what you will be keeping. The rule of thumb when decluttering still applies: if you haven’t used it in over a year, maybe it’s time to get rid of it. Additionally, another simple rule which applies to DIY moves is: the less you have to move, the less hassle there is. So, do your best to cut down on things you will bring with you.

Pack at your own pace

Without a deadline constantly getting closer you can focus on packing properly, without rush. Instead of going through your entire house trying to get everything packed up before moving day comes, you can go slowly and make sure all of your items are properly packed. Most importantly, you can focus on properly packing your fragile items,and other belongings which need special care during a move.

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Packing at your own pace lets you focus on packing properly.

Finding your new home

When moving from New York to New Tampa, you likely won’t be able to personally check properties you are interested in. As such, hiring a real estate agent to help you is your best call. Because they are familiar with the area, they will be able to help you  find your perfect home. They can also take take you on video tours of any property you are interested in. Additionally, they can help you the legal issues which might come up when buying property from out of state.

Less moving expenses

Budgeting for a DIY move is somewhat easier than when hiring professional movers. After all, while you will still need to rent a truck to transfer your belongings, you will have more money to spend on supplies and your new home. Although, realistically, you should make sure you actually can actually drive a movers truck or van. Also, you should be ready in case you have a change of heart. If you opt for experts at this point, you likely won’t have a lot of time to search. So, you should know how to find good movers in a short timeframe.

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By not hiring movers you have more money to spend elsewhere.

Your friends can help out

When you choose not to hire experts, the next best thing are your friends. Be sure to ask your friends if they are willing to help you out with packing, or even moving your belongings. After all, if enough of your friends decide to help, you can even avoid having to rent a van for transferring your belongings. But, be sure to prepare some nice food and drinks for them after the fact.

Pack boxes of essentials, just in case

When going through a DIY move, a lot of things can go wrong. At the end of day, when both the organization and execution are in your hands, you open yourself up to mistakes. So, be sure to pack several boxes of supplies you might need just in case something goes wrong. Spare clothes, medicine, food and water and so on. If you have to stop on the way to fix your car, you will likely have to stay at a hotel. So you should have everything you need for that on hand. Experts from recommend this to their clients even when they hire movers to help.

Rent a mover truck

When moving from New York to New Tampa, chances are you won’t be able to fit all your belongings in a car. So, you will have to rent a truck or van in order to transport your belongings to your new home. Early on in the process, you should start searching for one at a decent price. However, be sure to check online reviews in order to avoid renting a dysfunctional vehicle.

Protect your furniture

A common mistake when going through a DIY move is to assume your furniture will be fine without proper protection. But, you can’t just put your furniture in the van you rented and think it won’t get damaged. So, take your time to research how to protect your furniture during a move, and then do your best to follow necessary precautions. Understandably, you don’t want any of your things to get damaged in transit. Furniture tends to be especially expensive, so take the extra steps to make sure it’s protected in transit.


Organizing a DIY can be quite complicated and stressful. But, with the right guide and preparation, DIY moves actually have a lot going for them. We hope you found this list of reasons why doing it yourself when moving from New York to New Tampa is better helpful, and we wish you luck with your move.

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