There is a great big world to see. One of the best ways to see it is to keep moving, finding new homes to use as home base along the way. Of course, not everyone wants to have the lifestyle of a wanderer. There are homebodies who prefer to stay put in a place where they know the people, area, and communities, and where they know they will be comfortable. Whatever your preference is, chances are there will be a time at some point that you will need to move from one place to another. And at that point, you’ll need to decide if you can make the move on your own, with the help of family, friends, and neighbors, or if you’re going to need to call in professional movers.
You are going to need more than movers
Moving can be a big hassle. There is often an excitement that comes along with moving to a new place, but the actual shift of all of your possessions from one place to another can get a bit overwhelming. Not to mention there are so many other aspects of moving, apart from the transition of boxes and furniture.
Naturally, the farther away you are moving, the more there is to do. Moving down the street is not going to require devoting excess amounts of time to getting to know your neighborhood. Moving to a new city is not going to entail familiarizing yourself with new state laws. Moving to a new state does not necessitate learning a new language.
But no matter how close or far you go, you will need to change your address. And this is a good example of the great amounts of planning that must go into the move even before you let the movers in. It is a good idea to submit a change of address notice about two weeks before the day of the move so that you can have greater peace of mind that you will not be missing any important pieces of mail in the transition. With everything that you are dealing with, finding that personal, confidential information is being sent to the wrong place and potentially ending up in the wrong hands is not something that you need to add to the load.
Having movers do the heavy lifting
Once you do start to get everything arranged and start to watch the pieces fall into place, it is going to be a welcome help to have the moving van show up. A good moving service will be prompt and respectful, handle your possessions with care, and guarantee a safe and timely delivery to your new home. The right moving company, whether they are commercial movers or specialize in residential moving, will get the job done efficiently and without raising any concerns for you in the process. While there are almost 45 million Americans moving to a new home each year, all with different moving styles, everyone going through that process can probably agree on the need for a moving company to satisfy those basic elements involving time and peace of mind.
Making the move
The preferences, habits, and trends of movers are vastly different, depending on a number of different factors. While on the one hand you have about 57% of people who have never moved from the state that they currently live in, the other side of the coin shows that about 15% of people in the United States have lived in at least four different states. Around 63% of adults have moved to a new neighborhood at least one time over the course of their lives, and the remaining 37% have never uprooted from their home towns. Moving can be the result of several different situations, from a desire for a change of scenery to something more professional. Around 40% of all moves are related to job reasons, about 42% are motivated by personal reasons, and the last 18% are relocations tied to government or military duties.
Moving does not have to be a headache. With the right planning and the right amount of help, you can be on your way to happily starting the next chapter of your life in no time.