Making a Master Plan for Moving

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Moving can be stressful, but the experience can become less so with the right preparation. Have you moved recently? A lot of other people have been: 6.7 million households in 2010 alone. But statistics on moving and storage in the U.S. show fewer people relocating. According to the Census Bureau, the number of Americans who moved in 2007 to 2008 was the lowest since 1959 to 1960. Perhaps the reason is that moving and storage, like everything else, has become more expensive. But you can still find an affordable way to take charge of your moving and storage needs!

Moving pods have become a popular way to move reasonably sized cargos of your stuff without the need to rent a large truck. Pods bridge the gap between a moving trailer and a stationary storage unit. Pod storage is a great way to keep the household belongings you don’t have room for, and it means you can hitch the pod up to a vehicle and move it to a new home or a new storage site as soon as you need to. Ever seen trucks on the highway that look like they’ve uprooted a whole storage unit? Those are pods moving across the country, and they’ll eventually be “planted” again for pods storage.

Which method of moving and storage you’ll need depends on your situation: how far are you traveling, and how much storage space do you need? If you’re going to hire a moving company, be prepared to tell list or show all the furniture and goods you’ll need to transport. This way they an give you the most accurate estimate. One of the benefits of hiring a professional is the liability coverage they offer. Moving and storage are always a little risky, so it’s good to know your stuff is covered for loss or damage. It may also be economical to hire movers if you’re flexible about your moving date. If you can move in the middle of the week or month when most people are staying put, you may get a great deal!

Moving and storage are something everyone must think about eventually. Don’t forget you have options!

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