Moving can be one of the most stressful life events, right up there with divorce. The rate of people making moves has actually declined. The rate of people moving remained steady at 20 percent through the mid 1960s; however, this rate is now at a current low of 11.9 percent.
During a move, your life is basically disrupted because you have to pack all of your belongings and then unpack them at the new destination. If you follow these few tips and tricks, your move can be a bit less stressful.
Use a checklist. Experts say that a comprehensive moving checklist is essential to making a move go smoothly. This checklist should include to do items such as when to turn off the utilities at your old place and when to have them turned on at your new place. It should also go over the actual move time line. You will want Continue reading
If you plan to move a long distance from your current home or office space, look into using portable storage units. Using portable storage units will make the move a much easier task than it would be with a truck and a regular storage unit. Rather than rent a place to store your things while you wait for the keys to the new space, portable storage units will let you pack up your home or office into as many portable storage units as you need to get everything in, then keep your things safe until they can be unloaded into the new space.
For the cost of portable storage units, be sure to ask a leading company in your area for their rates, discounts and deals. They usually change based on how long you will need to use them and how large the units are. For example, if you plan to move from a southern state to a new home and job in the Pacific Northwest, you will need to plan on a few days of time for travel. This is because you will cross a few large rivers, some mountain ranges and lots of freeway. Your best bet is to time the arrival of your portable storage units around the day you pick up the key to the new space. If you do so, then you will pay for fewer days of using the unit or units. Be sure to plan for an arrival in the early part of a day before returning the unit to a local office. This will give you time to inspect the unit and make sure that none of your things are left behind, and to clean up the unit if there were any messes made during the move.
Overall, portable storage units will make your move simple and cost effective. To move the unit itself, you will likely hire a team to drive a truck with the unit loaded onto the truck bed. There are some cases where you can drive the unit yourself, but the choice to let the experts handle the transportation is the best choice you can make. They will move your things, and you can catch a flight to your new city just in time to meet the moving team and unload. They will work with you to make sure you return the unit on time and do not pay any extra fees.