People move every day for a variety of different reasons, to relocate for a job, to be closer to family, for better weather etc. Interestingly, college graduates relocate more often, and move longer distances, than those with a high school diploma. However, moving can be quite stressful, both emotionally and financially. Moving companies, in particular can be quite expensive. Luckily, if you are looking to cut costs, you have a variety of different options.
It may be less expensive to hire a moving service if you are flexible about your moving date, especially if you can move mid month or mid week. Instead of hiring movers, you might also look into renting moving containers, also known as moving PODS or PODS storage. With these moving containers, or Pods moving, you don’t have to hire movers to pack and move all of your stuff, just the containers. Though you do have to pack the moving containers yourself, which can be labor intensive, it is a great way to cut costs. However do note that whether you are moving with movers or moving containers, valuables such as jewelry, cash, collectibles, photographs and important documents should always be packed to travel with you or sent ahead via a trackable shipment service.