More than 15 percent of the U.S. population moves in a year, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. People move every year for numerous different reasons. For example, to be closer to family, or for a better job, or simply for a better weather. Interestingly however, the majority of people reporting moving for reasons linked to employment. 44 percent of people say that they have relocated due to a job opportunity or transfer. And interestingly, college graduates are more likely to move, and to move longer distances, than those with just a high school diploma. However, moving, particularly cross country moving, can be quite stressful on a family, both emotionally and financially.
If you are planning a move you may want to consider hiring a moving company to help. Particularly if you are planning a cross country move, you will want to look into cross country movers or long distance moving companies. However, when hiring a moving company there are several things that you will want to keep in mind, especially if you are on a budget and are looking for discounted moving options. First of all, keep in mind that it tends to be most expensive to move during the warmer months, approximately June through September, a time frame known as “moving season.” Therefore, hiring any kind of moving company during this time frame is likely to be more expensive. If you are trying to plan a low cost move and are looking for discounted moving options you may want to move outside of this timeframe. When looking for low cost movers keep in mind that it also helps to move mid week or mid month, when demand tends to be lower. When looking for discounted moving options, keep in mind that moving PODS, which you pack yourself, can also be a cheaper option instead of a moving company. In the PODS moving process you pack the moving PODS yourself, which can be a bit labor intensive. However, they can be a great option for discounted moving. Overall, discounted moving is possible as long as you are open to different options.