Moving long distance to create a new life is typically an exciting experience for the most part, but some stress isn't uncommon when it comes to planning and executing all of the specific details of your move. In addition to choosing a new home to live in, having all of your services transferred to the new place, and finding new health, financial, and family services for your household, you have to think about the leg work of actually packing and transporting your stuff from the old home to your new one.
It's nice to fantasize about performing your local move with nothing more than a pickup truck, some friends and a couple of thank-you pizzas -- but in reality, most people who own a houseful of belonging need to rely on local moving services for the bulk of the job. This doesn't mean, however, that you have to pay top dollar on moving day. Here are four tips for controlling the cost of your next move.
Generally, moving is a long process that takes a lot of time and energy. Common advice suggests that you start planning and sorting for your move weeks in advance. But what if you don't have weeks? Sometimes the sell of a home goes through faster than you expected or a new job needs you to start immediately and you find that instead of two months, you have less than a week to plan, pack, and execute your move.
If you are getting ready to move, and using a moving company for your move, your mind is probably racing with questions. Everyone wants to select a reputable moving company who is fairly priced and will get their belongings from point A to point B. However, despite taking your time and finding a reputable company, there is always a possibility that an accident occurs and your belongings don't arrive or get damaged in the process.
When you pay to keep your items in a storage unit, you're not paying just for the space but also for someone else to ensure your items are kept safe and secure. Sadly, not all storage units are as safe and secure as they could be. In order to ensure the facility you're considering leasing space at is as secure as possible, look for these four signs:
There is a staff office on-site