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Tackling The Long Distance Move

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Did you know that more than 15 percent of the U.S. population moves in a year, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of the Census? People move every year for numerous different reasons. For example, to be closer to family, or for a better job, or simply for a better weather. Interestingly however, the majority of people reporting moving for reasons linked to employment. Nearly half of people who report doing so due to a job opportunity or transfer. And interestingly, college graduates are more likely to move, and to move longer distances, than those with just a high school diploma. However, moving, particularly a long distance move, can be quite stressful on a family, both emotionally and financially.

If you are planning a move you may want to consider hiring a moving company to help. Particularly if you are planning a cross country move or a long distance move you will want to look into cross country movers or long distance moving companies. However, when hiring a moving company there are several things that you will want to keep in mind. First of all, keep in mind that it tends to be most expensive to move during the warmer months, approximately June through September, a time frame known as “moving season.” Therefore, hiring any kind of moving company during this time frame is likely to be more expensive. Therefore, you may want to consider cross country moving outside of this timeframe if you are looking to cut costs.

Lastly, there are several things you will want to keep in mind when moving. Organization is absolutely essential; you will want to keep a detailed list of all the things you are moving to ensure that nothing is lost or misplaced. And keep in mind that less is easier than moving: the less you have to move, the better. Therefore, prior to any kind of move, and especially a long distance move, it can be a good idea to go through your home and declutter, getting rod of anything you no longer need or use. Also, don’t ever send items of value with the movers. Always pack these items to travel with you or send them ahead to your destination via a trackable shipping service. Overall, with some careful planning and budgeting, you can successfully tackle a move, even a long distance move. Find out more about this topic here: www.1800packrat.com