Here it is, the end of another school year. As fast as time flies, your summer move will be here before you know it. It is also kicks off the busiest moving season of the year for moving companies.
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May is National Moving Month, which kicks off the busiest moving season of the year. It also means unlicensed movers and dishonest scammers are waiting to take advantage of unwary consumers. While the majority of movers are reputable, consumers need to be aware of how to avoid those who are not. Your possessions are priceless, so don’t just trust them to any moving company. Remember, you’re entrusting all your worldly goods to the care of these people.
When budgeting for your move, it is advisable that you obtain a moving estimate from at least 3 moving companies. Of these, one may be much higher or lower than the others. Your budget will preclude the more costly option, while a lowball offer likely indicates a fly-by-night mover who is desperate and is cutting corners.
Moving is one of the most stressful and expensive experiences you will ever have, and if you don’t take precautions it can quickly turn into a nightmare, which is why many people prefer to hire a moving company over doing the move themselves. Planning ahead is the best way to make sure your move goes smoothly. Hire your movers as far in advance as possible. The sooner, the better! There are far too many things that could go wrong.
Just about anyone who has moved knows (most of us, anyway), that when we find out we’re moving, we panic at all we have to do and rush around helter-skelter, accomplishing very little. We forget the magnitude of all the things they have — credit cards, prescriptions, medical records, child’s school records — it goes beyond the physical packing and the removal of your stuff.