Millions of Americans move every year for a variety of different reasons. To be closer to family, for a new job, for better weather, etc. However, moving can be stressful, both financially and emotionally. If you are planning a move, particularly if you are planning a long distance move or an interstate move, you may want to consider hiring long distance movers. Long distance movers can help to facilitate smooth, stress free moves.
However, there are several things to consider when hiring movers. First of all, most people move during the summer months, a time frame known as “moving season,” and it therefore can be much more expensive to hiring movers during this time frame. If you’re trying to cut costs, you will probably want to consider moving outside of this period, ideally before May or after September. If you are looking to cut costs you might consider moving pods. These pods can be rented and you can back them yourself and then hire long distance movers to move them for you. Though packing the pods yourself can be labor intensive, it is a great way to cut costs.
Overall, the key to a successful move is organization. Prior to moving, you will need to give the long distance movers a detailed, itemized list of what, specifically, you are planning to move. It is a good idea to hold onto this list until after the move is completed to ensure that nothing is lost, misplaced, or stolen. Furthermore, keep in mind that less is more when moving. It is a good idea to go through of all of your belongings and declutter. Get rid of anything that isn’t essential and organize the things you are planning to keep. Also keep in mind that you never want to send items of personal or monetary value with the long distance movers. For example, cash, credit cards, photo albums, and sentimental belongs. You will also want to pack these things to travel with you. Or alternatively you can send them to your destination via a trackable shipping service. Overall, a smooth can be easy and stress free with some organization and planning.