Archive for January 18th, 2013

Hiring the Right Mover


Hiring a mover can be stressful for a family, especially an interstate move. Any move requires several moving parts, including buying and selling properties, securing applicable jobs, and determining how children can start schooling. Moving companies can make the process more stressful, for many are costly, unreliable, and can damage possessions and even memories. That is why one must take the utmost care to hire the best mover one can find.

When hiring a mover, one should consider the advice of friends and family. Many people in the social network of a family have completed a recent move, and have suggestions as to whom to use. If one is comfortable with social media, one can solicit reviews online. Just be sure that the moving company services the destination desired. The best interstate moving companies have a national reach, and some can even do international moves.

If one is part of a corporate relocation, he could ask his colleagues whom they used for the move. Oftentimes, the corporation may even recommend a mover. One should be wary of this, for the corporation and the mover may have a preexisting relationship.

Finally, one can learn a great deal by asking the moving company themselves. Like any business, a moving company will try to up sell the consumer. One should be wary of this, but should also listen to the pitch. In general, movers with the best safety and reliability track records are more transparent than those who are not.

Whatever one chooses, one must keep in mind the budget one has. A mover could cost several thousand dollars, and yet prices vary. One must always be mindful of this variation.

Hiring a mover can be a stressful ordeal. At the same time, the right mover can make the process worth it. By using a mover that can secure possessions and memories, and that can be reliable, a mover can give families piece of mind, and make one element of the move a little less stressful.

Things To Consider When Moving

Millions of Americans move every year for a variety of different reasons. To be closer to family, for a new job, for better weather, etc. However, moving can be stressful, both financially and emotionally. If you are planning a move, particularly if you are planning a long distance move, you may want to consider hiring long distance moving companies or cross country moving companies. Moving companies can help to facilitate a smooth, stress free cross country move.

There are several things to consider when hiring long distance movers movers. Most people move during the summer months, a time frame known as “moving season,” and it therefore can be much more expensive to a long distance moving company during this time frame. If you’re trying to cut costs, you will probably want to consider scheduling you cross country move outside of this period, ideally before May or after September. Additionally, you may also want to look into moving pods to cut costs. Instead of hiring movers, you can pack the pods yourself and then have a company transport the pods. Though packing the pods can be labor intensive, it is a way to save money.

Overall, the key to a successful cross country move is organization. Prior to moving, you will need to give the movers a detailed, itemized list of what, specifically, you are planning to move. It is a good idea to hold onto this list until after the move is completed to ensure that nothing is lost, misplaced, or stolen. Also keep in mind that you never want to send items of personal or monetary value with the movers, such as cash, photo albums, or sentimental belongs. You will want to pack these things to travel with you. Or alternatively you can send them to your destination via a trackable shipping service. Overall, a smooth cross country move can be easy and stress free with some organization and planning.