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 going to be long distance moving, check out these tips to make your move easier, less stressful, and possibly cheaper.
1. Are you thinking about hiring long distance movers for you next big move? Cross country moving can be incredibly stressful because it can be difficult to keep track of all the crucial aspects of your move. When undertaking a cross country move, be sure to make a list of all of the important things that you need to take care early on so that they do not fall by the wayside later on in the moving process.
2. The most crucial step to a successful long distance move is to declutter your house. By getting rid of unnecessary items, like extra furniture, duplicate appliances, clothing that never gets worn, or toys that your kids no longer play with, you are downsizing your extra belongings so that you don’t move more than you have to.
3. If you are moving long distance, or if it is a military move and the military is not covering your move for you, you may want to rethink hiring movers. Though moving companies are required to offer liability coverage for your belongings that are being transported, that only means that they will repay you when they lose or break things. There are a variety of ways to make your way across country on your own that might be able to save you a little money and a lot of stress and hassle.
4. Though only 34 million people decided to move to a new location between the years of 2007 and 2008, that number has gone up in the past five years as the economy slowly makes it way back up and more people are able to afford relocation. Long distance moving can be very expensive, so looking for any instance that can save you money can make it a little more reasonable for you and your family.