Thursday, August 26, 2010

A word about moves and moving companies

Blog readers will recall that my family has moved several times over the past few years. In my opinion, moving has to be one of the most stressful experiences that a family can have. Summer months are popular for relocating because the kids are out of school. This seems to shorten the adjustment period and helps the kids transition to a new home and to a new school.

Before you get to the adjustment period you have to pack up everything you own and move it. All of it has to be packed from the mountainous kids room to the stacks of old newspapers in the corner. This means sorting, picking up supplies and interviewing moving companies.

Moving companies operate all around the country. From a moving company in Knoxville to a moving company Miami, you are sure to find one that is right for you.

Hiring the right moving company can mean the difference between moves that are nightmarish to one that is relatively stress free.

Be sure that the moving company you use gives free quotes. We’ve found it to be helpful to have someone come out and physically look at what we have to move. It can also be helpful to have a company willing to store your furnishings in case you need it. Insurance should be a must.

Lastly, you want to be sure you have a company with a proven track record. The most reliable companies have been in business the longest.

No move can be 100% stress free but these tips can go a long way to reducing the stress load.