Submitted by Taylor Hill on 10/03/2020
Better housing. More job opportunities. A fresh start. These are just some of the reasons that may compel an individual to move to a different place. Although moving to a new place can be exciting and come with many benefits, it can also have its own troubles. Sometimes, the stress and anxiety of moving can deter an individual from ever moving at all. This is why it’s important to take small steps, research, and stay proactive in the moving process. Moving doesn’t have to be a daunting mission. Having the right resources, knowledge, and additional outside help will be widely beneficial for anyone looking to continue their life somewhere new.
First things first, one of the most crucial aspects of the moving process is planning. Planning is not only important in making sure that everything falls into place on moving day, but it’s also critical for reducing the stress and anxiety involved with moving. Some things to take into consideration are whether or not professional movers will be hired, how and when any bills will be transferred to the new address, and what schools will be near the new location (if any children are involved). With all of these steps squared away before the move, all that should have to be done is tying up any loose ends on the actual moving day.
Wondering whether to hire a moving company or do it yourself? The question may be better answered when the distance of the move is considered. But nonetheless, it’s important to outweigh the pros and cons of each to determine the best option. A DIY move can be less expensive and allow an individual to move on their own terms, at their own pace. However, it can end up being very costly if the move is a far distance away or if someone injures themself while moving any items. Hiring professional movers may be the better option if moving a farther distance or if someone wants the security of knowing any damages caused by the movers will be covered by insurance. Unfortunately, the perks of having a mover do not come without a price. The cost could fall between the hundreds and thousands depending on all of the factors involved. This is why it’s important to figure out the best option now so that you’ll have an accurate understanding of how moving day will go.
With the actual moving day process in mind, how do you stay proactive until then? Whether the move is local or long distance, it’s important to begin downsizing and reducing any clutter before you pack up. This will greatly help for your emotional well-being as well as if you’re considering a long distance move with a moving company, which more weight will result in a higher cost. Also, remember that being proactive yields great results, procrastination does not. Waiting until the last minute will only bring on greater stress for yourself and others involved in the move. So, set aside time and it might even help to document in a planner and create a timeline of everything that needs to be done before moving day. For long distance movers, it may also be good to gather estimates and compare prices for any moving companies you prepare to use. For both local and long distance, knowing your rights and responsibilities under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will make you feel more prepared in the process.
Wondering how to transport your vehicle(s)? Is there a way to transport your cars safely and efficiently to your new residence if you have multiple cars and not enough people and/or gas to drive them? Obviously, cars cannot drive themselves so this is where auto transport companies come into play. There are many auto transport companies available, but it’s important for the mover to find a legitimate, reputable company that they think will be a good match.
If you’re currently searching, look no further than the reputable vehicle transport company, A-1 Auto Transport. Having over 30 years of experience and shipped over 12,000 vehicles annually, A-1 Auto Transport is a leading vehicle transport company that has the resources and experience to help any individual with their auto transport needs. Backed by their core values of authority, expertise, and transparency, A-1 Auto Transport will guide a potential customer in the right direction and strive to make sure their needs are satisfied. The company’s mission is to make sure that a customer’s shipment is taken care of safely and stress-free, while also being affordable. A-1 Auto Transport gives every customer the same high-quality service no matter what the request is and even gives free information on the common concerns of the industry on their website. It’s easy to see how A-1 Auto Transport is one of the largest USA-based worldwide auto shippers in the industry.
Even though the auto transport company you choose should be A1, you’ll need to remember to follow a set of procedures before you hand over your vehicle(s) to be on the safe side. You should review your insurance with the company, disable any alarm systems, document the condition of your car, and do not fill up your gas tank before shipping because most auto transport companies charge a fee for a gas tank over ¼ full.
Research will be a vital resource when preparing for a move when it comes to your career, for military reasons, college, vacation, or personal reasons. In all situations, it will be the greatest service to the mover to outweigh all of the pros and cons of each decision they will make. Above all else, it is important to start early, make a moving timeline, and stick to the schedule. Labeling boxes and containers will help with organization in your current residence, which will help with unboxing once you move into your new residence. Researching and getting estimates from potential moving and auto transport companies will greatly help if you decide to use either or both of these services. Furthermore, the more proactive you are throughout the process of your move, the greater the results will be. So, start now and make your move A1.
Submitted by Taylor Hill on 10/03/2020