We have all been there. Circumstances or plans have changed and you are going to have to undertake the task of moving. While it is sure to be a busy time for you and yours, it does not have to be a stressful endeavor. Knowing a few things about moving and what resources are available will help make everything go a little more smoothly.
First, it is important to know that your needs and the avenues you should take depend on your moving circumstances. For instance, if you are making a move across town and have a small amount of belongings, it is probably easiest for you to request the help of your family and friends and forego the need to hire movers.
Unfortunately for many, the moving situation is more complex; for example, if you have a large family and a lot of belongings, things it can be a lot more work. Long distance moving in particular adds to the need for good planning, and it is essential to have a plan in place before you pack your first box. For many, it is unreasonable to take the time to drive in large rented trucks for long distances because of budget and time constraints.
A lot of people in this situation will enlist the help of professional long distance movers. Many moving companies can help you simplify your move by driving your precious belongings in larger commercial trucks to minimize the need for repeated trips between your old and new residence. Many of these companies will also help you pack and will insure your items in case of accidental damage. It is a good idea to check with the companies and ask about different levels of service. Frequently these sorts of companies will have different price levels to help you select what works best for you and your budget.
Another new way people are moving is by using pods. Pods are heavy duty storage lockers that are temporarily delivered to your home, to allow you to load your belongings at your own pace. Once you have it loaded, the company will pick up your storage pod and either deliver it your new residence or even store it for you until you are ready to have it moved. This works well for those that know they are moving well in advance and have the luxury to do a little packing here and there.