Don’t assume local moves are that much easier than long distance moves

Most people think moving locally is a lot easier than moving long distance and out of state. There is a certain amount of truth to this, but the point should not be exaggerated.  This is because so many people underestimate how many details are involved with moving, that really it’s only the time frame that is easier.  Your costs may be less, but you still have to remember all the details like having your mail forwarded and setting up for the school where your kids will go.

. Another thing people underestimate is how soon in advance they should start the planning and packing process. Most think with a local move they always “have plenty of time” and don’t realize until it’s too late that they need to get going in order to make the deadline.

Also you should make sure that you have made your arrangements with the mover well in advance. This is particularly important if you live in a cold place. Often the weather can back thinks up for the mover in the winter, while he will probably be busy during the summer months. When it comes to local moving jobs, you still have to hammer down a date, and  make sure the mover makes a complete estimate out for you. It doesn’t hurt to get more than one, but never forget that the lowest price is usually not the best deal