Hiring a Moving Company

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Moving out of one residence and into another is something that nearly all Americans will experience several times in their lives. On average, a person will move 12 times in their life, and trends show that most moves will happen during childhood and young to middle adulthood. Older Americans, typically, like to stay at one residence and invest in it. There are different reasons why households and individuals move, but whatever the case, commercial movers can be hired to help. A highly rated local moving company may offer trailers, straps, trucks, boxes, and more to make transport of household items easier. Local commercial movers can be hired for a shorter trip, and other commercial movers may able to move a household several states away. Not all commercial movers can go from Texas to South Dakota, for example, so discretion is advised. Overall, what is there to know about moving out and hiring local movers and commercial movers to help out?

Americans and Moving

Some households may move from a larger residence to a smaller one to cut down on costs, or they may move to a bigger one to make room for a growing family. In other cases, an adult may move because their job requires them to be in a new office, or an entirely new job is located further away. Some Americans move often simply because they like to, and their lifestyle involves renting many different residences to see new cities, towns, and more. Young adults such as college students and 20-somethings move often because they cannot yet afford a house, or if they do not yet have a long-term job. This is quite normal in the 21st century, and Millennials are known for often renting while living relatively lean. At any rate, statistics also show that summer is the most popular time for moving, and winter is the least popular. December ranks lowest among all months for moving, possibly because snow and ice make travel treacherous, and the timing clashes with Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays of that time.

Getting Ready to Move

Before any commercial movers are hired, the household should get ready, and that goes beyond simply knowing the moving date. A household may have around 300,000 items in it (big and small), and it may be a hassle to move all that. So, the family’s members may streamline their inventory, and sell, recycle, donate, or throw away anything that they are not using. They can do this by category or by room, such as gathering all clothes and shoes and deciding what to donate to charity drives. It may not be unusual to donate half of all clothing before moving. Something similar might be done for books, furniture, children’s toys, kitchen ware, and more. Larger items can be put away in self-storage units, such as a car or boat or couch, but bear in mind that commercial movers and storage unit companies are quite separate. A moving company doesn’t do storage.

Once a household is prepared to move, one or both parents will look up commercial movers and choose which one is right for them. What to look for? For one thing, the clients should only choose a moving company that is comfortable with the distances involved, since some companies do short-range moves only (such as going from one area in a city to another). Other movers can travel hundreds of miles with ease. A client may visit the websites of reliable movers in the area, and also determine the overall customer feedback and ratings. A well rated mover will have many positive comments about their services. A client may also inquire about all fees and other charges that a moving company would make, to prevent any unwanted surprises later on. And moving companies might vary on the number and size of trailers and moving trucks that they offer.

On moving day, the family members work with the movers to store boxes of items and furniture into the trucks and trailers. They can pack those items close together to prevent them from falling over or rattling around, and padding or straps may be used to keep items steady during transit.

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