So, you just found out that you got a new job and your family needs to move to another state. Now what? Well, you should probably decide on whether you are going to pack up and move yourself, or if you will hire residential movers. Here are a few thoughts on the matter, though you should know upfront, hiring someone to help is dramatically easier than doing it yourself.
Packing Takes Time
People always underestimate how long it will take to box up all of their belongings. Most people struggle because they will get distracted by nostalgic items or their children. Packing with kids is extremely hard because they so thoroughly enjoy taking belongings out of boxes. If you are going to pack on your own you should really set aside quite a bit of time for your children to go elsewhere so that you can actually be productive. Or, you could just hire someone else to do the boxing for you. Since they do not have nostalgic ties professionals can get through the process of packing much more quickly.
If you have kids you should know that driving with them to your new house will be a challenge. Obviously, kids do not love sitting in one place for hours on end, though it may go slightly easier if you have something to watch shows on in the car and lots of food. However, you always have the option of hiring your movers to drive your items for you, while you enjoy a quick plane ride with your little ones. Having someone else make the drive for you can turn a 3-4 day road trip into a quick little jaunt on a plane.
Unpacking Takes More Time
Once you arrive at your new home, you should know that unpacking usually takes more time than packing does. This is because in your old home everything had a place, while in your new home that place is yet to be determined. Unpacking can take even more time if you did not pack smartly. If you just threw things into boxes without an idea of where they would go in your new home you will likely have quite a bit of work cut out for you.
In conclusion, save yourself the time, money, and hassle of doing it yourself. Hire a residential moving company to simplify the entire process with their expertise and manpower.