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? In fact, only around one third of Americans have never move out of their home town, a minority of the population. People move every year for numerous different reasons. For example, to be closer to family, or for a better job, or simply in search of better weather. Interestingly however, the majority of people reporting moving for reasons linked to employment. 44 percent of people say that they have relocated 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 cross country moving, 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, you will want to look into cross country movers or long distance movers. However, when hiring movers, such as long distance movers, 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, including long distance movers, during this time frame is likely to be more expensive. Therefore, you may want to consider moving outside of this timeframe if you are looking to cut costs. If you are on a tight budget you might also consider moving mid month or mod week, as demand for movers, including long distance movers, tends to be lower during this time frame.
Moving pods, which you pack yourself, can also be a cheaper option instead of a moving company. In the pods moving process you pack the moving pods yourself, which can be a bit labor intensive. However, they are a great way to cut costs. Overall, there are range of different services out there if you need help with a move. Prior to committing to any kind of service it can be a good idea to do some research to see which kinds of services are most conducive to your needs and to your budget.