People move every day for a variety of different reasons. To be closer to family, for warmer weather, for better employment opportunities, etc. Interestingly, college graduates are more likely to move than those with only a high school diploma, and they frequently move longer distances. This is perhaps because people often move for employment related reasons. 44 percent of people report having moved for a job. However, no matter why you are moving, moving, especially long distance moving, can be very stressful, both emotionally and financially. Therefore, it is crucial to plan appropriately.
When planning a move it can be helpful to hire movers. Particularly, if you are planning a long distance move, you may want to look into hiring long distance movers. However, there are several things to keep in mind when hiring long distance movers. First of all, people tend to move more commonly during the summer months, a time frame known as “moving season.” Therefore, moving companies tend to charge more during this time frame. If you are looking to cut costs, you may want to consider moving outside of this time frame. Additionally, you might also consider moving mid week or mid month, as rates tend to be somewhat cheaper. Lastly, if you are trying to cut costs you might look into the option of moving PODS. You can pack the PODS yourself, and then hire movers to move them. Though these PODS tend to be a bit more labor intensive, Pods can also be a great way to cut costs.
In addition, you will want to keep in mind that organization is an essential part of any move. You will want to keep a detailed, itemized list of the things that you are moving to ensure that nothing gets lost or misplaced during the move. Also keep in mind that less is more when moving. You may want to go through your house and declutter, getting rid of any items you no longer use or don’t need. Also make sure you never pack anything of value to send with the movers or in the moving PODS, always pack these items to travel with you or send them ahead to your destination via a trackable shipping service.