Whether you are moving for a new job, to be closer to family, or just for a change of scenery – moving can feel like a stressful job. Sometimes the process of moving can be so stressful, complicated, and expensive, that it just makes sense to hire some residential movers to help finish the process for you. When all is said and done, it is estimated that the process of an intrastate move (a move from one location to another within the same state) ends up costing over $1,000! That’s a lot of dough! (p.s. This statistic doesn’t come from us, it’s straight from the American Moving and Storage Association).
To help you save some money and time with your summer move, here are several items for moving help, compiled with tips from professional moving companies.
Professional Moving Company Shares Some Tips
1. Label. Label. Label:When you are getting ready to move, start with the end in mind. Remember, you aren’t just moving out of your current place, but into another home as well. When you get to your new home, one of the best ways to ensure an easy transition is to have all of your boxes labeled. This labeling will ensure that each box gets placed in its appropriate room for easy unpacking.
2. Get rid of the junk! Moving doesn’t require that you throw everything away and swear yourself into a minimalist life, however people tend to accumulate a lot of extra stuff over the years. Use your move as an opportunity to sell, donate, and get rid of extra junk. You may even consider using a junk removal service – and hire someone to come pick up and haul off all of your unneeded stuff. Getting rid of all the unnecessary stuff will make moving into your new home so much nicer as you don’t have to worry about storing things you will never use. Additionally, it can make your move a lot cheaper because there won’t be as much junk to pack. This will reduce truckloads, travel time, and gas bills.
Hire a reputable professional moving company. we understand the desire to do everything yourself, we really do. However, hiring a professional moving company can save you a lot of money in the long run. In addition to having capabilities to safely move large items like pianos, dressers, and nightstands without damaging them, professional moving companies also carry insurance to protect themselves (and you) against personal bodily injury (ever tweaked your back trying to move? Not fun!) and to cover any damage to your property that might happen in the move. Beyond that, a professional moving company will have additional tools and experience that will help ensure a safe, easy, stress free move.
The total cost of moving in 2016 was over $86 Billion Dollars. That number totals up the cost of moving, buying new homes, rental trucks, damaged property, and other economic impacts from the move. Let a professional moving company take some of that stress off of you so you can focus on what is important: making your new house, a home.