Did you know that about forty million Americans move every year, and that moving ranks right behind death and divorce in terms of stressful live experiences? Moving can be a huge pain even as it is a fact of life for many people. However, it is possible to be organized and efficient in order to have the least stressful moving experience possible. Here are my tips for having a worry free Houston move.
First, did you know that Houston movers are less expensive during the mid week and mid month? This is because less people need moving services during this time. If you can be a little flexible about your move out date, you can potentially save a fair bit of cash. Do research as to which company during what time period will be the most affordable option for you.
Second, make sure your Houston move will go smoothly by double checking on exactly what your movers will do for you. If you need to get a piano to a fifth floor apartment, will they be able to handle that? Are they able to ensure safe handling of your antique end table? Are they experienced movers who can give you references?
Third, start preparing and organizing for your move long before you think it is necessary. Get rid of junk and things you will not want to carry across city, state, or country. Have a yard sale of your discarded belongings and use the money you make toward your moving expenses. Certain things are so easy to replace that they are not worth taking with you, such as super cheap bookshelves. Now can also be the time you consider upgrading to more permanent quality furniture. Start packing and wrapping the things you use very infrequently. Moving an entire house of belongings often takes much longer than one would anticipate.
Good luck with your Houston move!