Nearly 12% of the population in the U.S. moved in 2015 and 2016, according to the Annual Social and Economic Population Survey. So, if you’re moving, you’re not alone.
Moving from one home to another is exciting. It can also be a pain in the neck. So much to do, so little time, it seems. There are ways to prepare for the big project that is moving.
The following are 5 things to keep in mind before you move.
- Count the cost. Determine how much your move will cost. How do you do this? You call reputable, local moving companies to give you a free estimate. Often, the movers will want to see your place in person before they give the estimate. This helps confirm the legitimacy of the moving company and can give you confidence that you are receiving a fair price. Don’t be afraid, however, to get a 2nd and 3rd opinion.
- Hire a good moving company. You want only reliable, experienced movers moving your furniture and household items from one home to another.