Did you know that more than 15 percent of the U.S. population moves in a year, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of the Census? People move every day for a variety of different reasons. To be closer to family, for warmer weather, for better employment opportunities, etc. Interestingly, college graduates are more likely to move than those with only a high school diploma, and they frequently move longer distances. This is perhaps because people often move for employment related reasons. 44 percent of people report having moved for a job. However, no matter why you are moving, moving, especially long distance moving, can be very stressful, both emotionally and financially.
When planning a move it can be helpful to hire movers. Particularly, if you are planning a long distance move, you may want to look into hiring long distance movers. However, there are several things to keep in mind when hiring long distance movers. First of all, people tend to move more commonly during the summer months, a time frame known as “moving season.” Therefore, moving companies tend to charge more during this time frame. If you are looking to cut costs, you may want to consider moving outside of this time frame. Lastly, if you are trying to cut costs you might look into the option of PODS moving. You can pack the moving PODS yourself, and then hire movers to move them. Though Pods moving tend to be a bit more labor intensive, Pods moving can also be a great way to cut costs. If you storage before, after, or during your move, you might also look into PODS storage.