Long Distance Moving

Regardless of how far a move takes you, the process of packing up everything you own and transferring it to a new place is incredibly stressful.  When you have to move halfway across the country, say from New York to Houston, that stress is magnified with every additional mile. With Houston furniture rental, you can make the journey that much easier.

Moving Companies

One option to move all your items cross-country is to hire a professional moving company.  Depending on how much you want to spend, they can do everything from pack your belongings to loading the truck, to doorstep delivery.  While this option is simple, it’s also likely the most expensive choice, so you’re paying for the convenience.  Additionally, the costs increase both with longer distances and with weight being moved, so more items across longer distances add up quickly.  After the items have shipped, you’re still left with the responsibility of unpacking and arranging each of your items in your new home.

Do-It-Yourself

Another option is to rent a truck, pack and load everything yourself, and drive you and your belongings to your new home, where you unload and arrange everything yourself.  This tends to be less expensive than hiring a moving company because you’re not paying for labor, but it takes a considerable amount of time and effort.  Also, depending how large a truck you need and how skilled you are driving with large loads, there’s an added danger on the road.  While straight highways are fine, imagine pulling into a gas station with one of the large trucks, which of course you’ll need to do many many times between New York and Houston.  Larger trucks also generally mean more initial cost for the truck, worse gas mileage, and increased fees for every mile driven.

There is Another Way!

At this point, you may feel as if your only choice is between the two options above, neither of which sound particularly appealing.  However, there is a third option that many people forget to consider.  Rather than moving every single piece of furniture you own, choose to move only those objects that are important to you.  Once you arrive at your new home, you can furnish it with new items that are better suited for your new place.  Not only do you save on moving costs, you also are spared the difficulty of forcing your old furniture to fit in your new space.

For most people, it is far too costly to simply re-purchase every piece of furniture.  Instead, you can contract with Corporate Furniture Leasing to completely furnish your home while you slowly buy the new items you need.  In addition to having a fully furnished home without the hassle of moving, you can also test different styles in the new environment to find the perfect match to bring together your home and yourself.  Visit www.corpfurnitureleasing.comto explore some of the many options available and decide what type of move works best for you.