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.