If you are moving in the near future, you are probably already beginning to feel the stress that comes along with uprooting your life. Here are a few tips to make the whole process a little easier on you and your family come moving day.
1. Long before you are actually planning to undertake the process of moving, make a list of all the things that you need to get done before you move. Make the list as early as you possibly can. This way you have the ability to add to it as you think of new things that need to get done and you will be less stressed about moving because you will be better able to make a plan.
2. If you are moving a 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. Some things like electronics and ordinary furniture are easily replaced. But once your family heirlooms are gone, 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. The peace of mind might be worth it.
3. The most crucial step to a successful long distance move is to declutter your house. This is important whether you are hiring long distance movers, packing up a rented truck on your own, or renting pods. By getting rid of unnecessary items, like extra furniture, duplicate appliances, clothing that never gets worn, or toys that your kids no longer play with, you are downsizing your extra belongings so that you do not move more than you have to.
4. In spite of the fact that only 34 million people decided to move to a new location between the years of 2007 and 2008, recent surveys have shown that that number has gone up in the past five years. This is mostly a side effect of the economy slowly making its way back up and affording more people the ability to relocate.