Everyone moves at least once in their lives. Then there are those that move a lot. Whether it be for work, military, flipping houses, or because they like the change of scenery. Though it is extremely exciting to change your surroundings, and the type of home you live in, it can be stressful. Even those who are pros at moving have mishaps.
Why do this all by yourself. Hire a professional. It leaves you time to go about doing your everyday lives and getting ready for the “big” move. People with children especially dread moving. They are constantly questioning everything you pack away. let the professionals come in and do it for you all in one day, while you just pack a few days’ clothes and necessities into a suitcase and go to your next destination.
Wrapping all that precious china or prized collections can get quite daunting, especially when you don’t have the right materials. Moving companies are ready for that, and also protecting all your furniture for the ride. Once you get to your destination, then you can put all your belongings where you want them.
Now, for the important information. Where are you moving to? Is it local, Intrastate, or Interstate? First, it helps to know what the differences are. Local is within 50 miles of your current residence. Intrastate is also in the same state, however further away. Take for example Texas. It is huge, so if you are moving from one end to the other, it is Intrastate. Interstate, means moving out of state to another state.
When people think of local moves, they tend to want to do it themselves and save some money. But are you really? It is not easy for moving furniture and prized possessions. There will be anger and tears. Don’t do it. Also, don’t go hiring your friends. It is a good way to lose those friends forever. Another big “No-No” is to hire someone off of Craigslist. They most likely do not have insurance to cover any damages, or if they get hurt on your property. They also tend to miscalculate the hours it takes, and end up charging you much more than originally stated.
An important note to consider is if you move consists of traveling over state lines, but you are still staying in the same state. It will cost more because if your belongings travel over state lines it costs more. This is due to the fact that when moving “interstate” the move is calculated according to weight, instead of rooms. Just so you are aware of this fact, before moving.
Okay, so you are moving within the state, no other state borders, but more than 50 miles from home. You will want to specifically hire an intrastate moving company. This is because, if you look up a local company, their charges are for just that, local. They will move you, but end up charging more than what their website says because it is not actually local. However, of course, an intrastate is going to charge more, because it is long distance. Just don’t think that a “local” distance company will charge the way they do for locals if it is further. Local companies are also used to short moves, and may not prepare your belongings as well as for a long haul, so do yourself a favor and look for an intrastate moving company.
Check out some companies. Check to see if it will be an hourly, weight, or cubic feet. Make sure they are insured and bonded and check reviews. Then, get ready to move and enjoy your new place.