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The Art of Saving While Moving -- It Can Be Done!

From the costs to hire a professional moving company, to the cost of moving supplies, and other surprise expenses like the tip for your movers, moving can be pretty costly. But don't fret, because there are actually some pretty amazing ways to save a ton of money...if you're willing to get a little creative.

We all know that stores of all kinds receive their shipments in durable cardboard boxes, and that it's part of someone's workday to break down these boxes and put them in a baling machine. If you call ahead and ask for boxes, you're actually doing them a favor by taking the boxes off their hands. When you're thinking of the best places to call for free moving boxes, keep in mind that heavy produce is shipped to grocery stores in boxes which are durable enough to hold the weight. Also consider bars and liquor stores, as bottles of alcohol are shipped there every day without breakage. Boxes you are able to pick up from these outlets are much more likely to keep your breakables safe than inventive packing styles.

Create a Craigslist account and get rid of as much of your unwanted stuff as possible. Unneeded junk can amass a lot of excess weight, which weighs down your moving truck and drives up your moving costs. When you're selling this old stuff, even if it's for a mere fraction of what you once paid, you're bound to save a lot more than if you kept all this extra stuff with you.

Advice From The Pros: Residential Moving

Moving from one home to another feels like a weeks-long marathon of anxiety. Don't worry, everyone feels that way. Of course, when you yank your life from one spot and plant it in another, not everything will go smoothly just yet.

However, there are some steps that you can take to make things as easy on yourself as possible. Make sure to plan, plan, plan. When you make plans, you are actively taking control of your move. This translates to an all-around easier experience when it's time to set your plans into motion.

No matter what you do, make sure to stay organized. When things are in disarray, it's much more likely to feel stressed and let little things fall to the wayside. Make an inventory for each box you pack; this way, you'll have a list of everything you're taking with you and you'll know which box is holding everything. Be sure to use labels in order to know which box is holding what.

Moving doesn't have to be a dreaded chore. It can, in fact, be enjoyable,if you're fully prepared and ready to take control.

Did You Know

QuestionIn many countries, driving a truck requires a special driving license. The requirements and limitations vary with each different jurisdiction.

QuestionIn 2009, the book 'Trucking Country: The Road to America's Walmart Economy' debuted, written by author Shane Hamilton. This novel explores the interesting history of trucking and connects certain developments.Particularly how such development in the trucking industry have helped the so-called big-box stored. Examples of these would include Walmart or Target, they dominate the retail sector of the U.S. economy. Yet, Hamilton connects historical and present-day evidence that connects such correlations.

QuestionIn the United States, a commercial driver's license is required to drive any type of commercial vehicle weighing 26,001 lb (11,794 kg) or more. In 2006 the US trucking industry employed 1.8 million drivers of heavy trucks.

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In the United States, commercial truck classificationis fixed byeach vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). There are 8 commercial truck classes, ranging between 1 and 8.Trucks are also classified in a more broad way by the DOT's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA groups them together, determining classes 1-3 as light duty, 4-6 as medium duty, and 7-8 as heavy duty.The United States Environmental Protection Agency has its own separate system of emission classifications for commercial trucks.Similarly, the United States Census Bureau had assigned classifications of its own in its now-discontinued Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (TIUS,formerlyknown as the Truck Inventory and Use Survey).

QuestionIn 1893, the Office of Road Inquiry (ORI)was establishedas an organization.However, in 1905 the namewas changedto the Office Public Records (OPR).The organization then went on to become a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. As seen throughout history, organizations seem incapable of maintaining permanent names.So, the organization's namewas changedthree more times, first in 1915 to the Bureau of Public Roads and again in 1939 to the Public Roads Administration (PRA). Yet again, the name was later shifted to the Federal Works Agency, although itwas abolishedin 1949.Finally, in 1949, the name reverted to the Bureau of Public Roads, falling under the Department of Commerce. With so many name changes, it can be difficult to keep up to date with such organizations. This is why it is most important to research and educate yourself on such matters.

QuestionThere are various versions of a moving scam, but itbasicallybegins with a prospective client. Then the client starts to contact a moving company to request a cost estimate. In today's market, unfortunately, this often happens online or via phone calls. Soessentiallya customer is contacting them for a quote when the moving company may not have a license. These moving sales people are salesman prone to quoting sometimes low.Even though usually reasonable prices with no room for the movers to provide a quality service if it is a broker.