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 your new house is fairly close to your old one, try renting a storage unit in self storage facilities, or better yet self storage pods if you have the driveway space at your new home. This may seem counter intuitive. Why should you move all your stuff twice? Well, the benefit of renting some kind of storage unit or portable storage 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, 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. Portable storage moving eliminates the need for movers because you take the moving pods with you.
3. 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.
4. 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.