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Properly Planning Your Move Can Help Reduce Moving Stress


by: Jeffrey Anderson
01 Dec 2010

Just about everyone has to move at some point in their life, and many people move several times. It can start out easy, moving from your parent's house to a college dorm room, or to an apartment you may be sharing with some friends. These kinds of moves don't require much planning, just a few friends or relatives to help, and a pickup truck.

However, it doesn't stay that way for long. As you get older, life can get more complicated. You may start a family, which means moving into a larger home. The home gets filled with furniture and other belongings, the family gets bigger, and all of a sudden you are looking for an even larger house. You realize that the days of using a pickup truck and a couple of friends to move are gone forever.

Planning Your Move

Almost everyone experiences moving stress, especially when facing a long-distance move, but planning well can relieve a lot of that stress. Imagine how the early settlers felt when they loaded all of their belonging into a wagon, and headed across the country, with no real plan in place.

Moving has come a long way since those days. There is plenty of moving advice and an abundance of suggestions at your disposal now. Many of the large national moving companies have been in business for over 50 years, and they have helped many thousands of families successfully move.

If you are planning a local move, you can likely find some very good moving companies in your area that specialize in affordable moving within a specified distance. Before making your move plans and establishing your moving budget, decide which category your move falls into.

  • Full-service moving. Most people choose full-service companies for a long-distance move. It can relieve a lot of your moving stress, as the moving company usually takes care of all packing, loading, and delivery of your belongings.
  • Self-service moving. This is a more affordable moving option, where you pack all of your belongings, and a moving company loads and delivers them to your new home.
  • Self moving. This is an option for a local move, and those with a tight moving budget. You can rent a truck, pack all of your belongings, and ask friends to help with the move. It's a bit like the old days with a pickup, but on a larger scale.

Regardless of how far you are moving, or how many rooms of belongings you have, there is a good moving option for you. Proper planning can help make it happen.

Sources:
United Van Lines • http://www.unitedvanlines.com/mover/http://www.unitedvanlines.com/mover/full-service-movers/full-service-movers.htmMayflower Moving • http://www.mayflower.com/moving/http://www.mayflower.com/moving/full-service-movers/household-moving-services/packing-crating.htm