Sometimes you can save money on your move by moving with your car. Sure, this is not always the case, but sometimes it is beneficial, and sometimes, it is even necessary. But there are some things you have to know about when you are moving by car. This is what we are going to explore in this guide. So, without further ado, let’s start moving!
Tip 1: Moving with your car without necessary equipment is not recommendable
It would be wise to spend a couple of hundred dollars on the necessary equipment for you and your car before you decide to move on your own. What do we mean by this?
You need to get your hands on:
- bungee cords or straps
- plastic bins
- overhead carrier
You can also get some other things depending on what you are bringing with you.
Tip 2: Place heavy items on the bottom of your car
When you are loading your car for relocation, we recommend placing heavy items on the bottom of your car. This will make your car more stable since it will bring the center of the mass lower. This is a great way to increase the stability of your vehicle.
This is one of the most important tips. Not placing heavy items on the bottom of your car will shift the center of mass of your vehicle upward, and this will make your car very unstable. This can be quite dangerous, so do the right thing and pack appropriately for your move.
Tip 3: Make sure that your car is filled with gas
Before you start moving, make sure that your gas tank is full. You don’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere with all of your stuff. This is one of the most common mistakes people make when they are moving by car. So, make sure that your gas tank is full before you embark on your journey.
Tip 4: Maximize the space in your vehicle when you are moving with your car
You are probably carrying a lot of things with you, and that stuff needs space. This is why you have to maximize the space inside of your car. Lay down your seats and throw out any unnecessary stuff.
If you can, try to avoid packing your stuff in cardboard boxes. They are quite bulky and hard to handle when they are in an enclosed space. Instead, opt for plastic bags whenever you can. Use boxes for another occasion.
Tip 5: Do not obstruct your view
This one is also very important. You should never obstruct your view of the road. Try to pack your stuff in a way that you will always have a clear vision of what is in front of or behind you. Your rear window has to be free too.