A large number of Americans are relocating not just to the town next door, but across the country too. According to some statistics, close to 5% of the total American population moves from one city to another each year. Reasons for relocation could be many, including better job opportunities, education needs and more. Whatever be the reason, there is no denying that relocation can be stressful for most of us.
No matter how small or big the relocation volume is “you could be relocating your personal belongings of a luxury villa or a small one-room apartment” the accompanying stress and tension are equivalent. While on one hand relocating to a new city excites the entire family, the pain of packing, unpacking, loading and unloading takes all the fun out and makes everyone jittery.
There are several ways you can take a lot of the hassle and stress out of moving provided you know some background information about moving. There are two basic ways an individual or a family can move. Either you hire the services of a professional relocation company or choose to move yourself. The first choice is understandably more expensive since you have to pay for the services of labor and equipment who would do the work for you.
The second choice of self-moving costs less, but be prepared to work very hard; starting from planning to implementation. The ball remains in your court and is yours all the way! This option is good for “do it yourself” enthusiasts who have ample time and inclination to go through the entire moving process on their own. While self-moving involves driving a moving truck there is a simplified version of self moving using mobile storage which does not involve driving any truck. Your goods have to be loaded on a container or a crate and a professional driver moves them to another city. This option seems to have attracted a host of movers for its convenience as well as cost-effectiveness.
Some strategic decisions could also make your relocation less stressful. For instance, moving during an off-peak season or moving during week days. Avoiding month ends and beginnings is also a good idea. During these lean periods relocation rates are often discounted, truck rentals are cheaper and availability of moving trucks in the right size is more likely.
Whether you opt for self-moving, self-service moving or decide to hire a professional mover to do the job, the decision is entirely yours. Remember there are pros and cons to all these choices which have to be weighed in the right perspective, before you make the best decision.