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. 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, you will want to look into hiring cross country moving companies or long distance moving companies. However, when hiring a moving company, including cross country moving companies, 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, but especially cross country moving companies, 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. It is important to note that organization is absolutely essential. You will want to make a list of the things you are moving to ensure that nothing is lost or misplaced. Furthermore, keep in mind that less is more when moving. It often helps to through your home and declutter in order to get rid of things you no longer want or need. You don’t want to be moving things unnecessarily. Experts agree that a comprehensive checklist is essential to a successful long distance move. When you use a moving service, pack a “Survival Box” containing the essentials you will need on Day One (coffeemaker, cellphone charger, pillows, change of clothes etc.) and make sure it’s last in, first out of the truck. Overall, with some careful planning and budgeting, you can successfully tackle moving cross country.