There’s no question that packing to move typically takes longer than you expect. And at that 11th hour, it can be tempting to just throw everything that’s left in a box for the moving company or on the truck. Not so fast. There are a number of common household items that cannot go on a moving truck.
If you’re planning to move large items like furniture and collectible art, whether to a new home or a storage space, you’ll likely need to use a pickup truck, van or full-size truck. If you don’t want to hire professional movers or rent a moving truck, you might wind up borrowing a pickup truck from a relative or friend.
When you need to transport a lot of possessions to a self-storage unit or to a new home, hiring movers to do the job can be expensive. In fact, according to the American Moving & Storage Association, the average professional moving job within the same state costs about $1,170.