Are you part of the more than 15 percent of the population that will move in the United States this year? Did you know that if you are a college graduate you will move more often and farther than people who only have a high school diploma? If you are, check out these tips to make your move easier, less stressful, and possibly cheaper.
1. If you are lucky enough to not need long distance movers because your new house is fairly close to your old one, try renting a storage unit, or better yet pods if you have the space at your new home. Although the idea of moving your things twice may seem counterintuitive, the benefit of renting some kind of storage unit is that you will be able to move small items like boxes and small appliances before you move bigger things. Not having boxes of breakables underfoot when trying to move big appliances like washers or refrigerators or furniture like beds and couches will safe you a lot of frustration. Once you have moved the bigger items into your new home, you can take you time moving the smaller stuff in.
2. If you are moving long distance, you may want to rethink hiring long distance movers. In spite of the fact that moving companies are required to offer liability coverage for your belongings, that only means that they will repay you when they lose or break things. If they lose you precious heirlooms, they are gone forever. Pods moving eliminates the need for long distance movers because you take the moving pods with you and you can keep a close eye on them yourself.
3. If you do decide to hire long distance movers, make sure that you do your research first. The best way to avoid experiencing any problems or delays is to choose the best moving company that you can find. Your belongings are important so you should spend the extra time to make sure that they are moved safely and securely.
4. Another thing that can be helpful if you are moving long distances is to have your entire family pack a bag like you are all going out of town for a trip or a vacation. This way, if you are delayed because of weather, you have some kind of breakdown, or your long distance movers take longer to get to your new home then they originally promised, you all have the essentials to keep you going while you sort out all the problems.
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