People always have questions about moving and movers. We get them every day and are always happy to answer. But to get a new perspective, we looked online to see some of the most recent and frequent questions people ask about movers and moving.
The questions range from very practical to very personal. Here are seven of the most common ones, along with answers.
Should I Tip Movers?
If you want to, yes! It’s not a requirement, but it’s always appreciated . Movers work hard to transport your items. How much you tip can depend on the size of your move. Some tip each mover $20. Others tip 5% to 10% of the total move cost and spread it out among the movers involved.
What Moving Supplies Do I Need?
Moving done right requires a list of packing supplies. Here’s the basics for what you need.
- Boxes in small, medium and large sizes
- Box cutter
- Tape to seal boxes
- Permanent marker to label the boxes
- Packing materials to keep items from cracking or breaking – these include bubble wrap,newspapers
- Blankets to put over pieces such as artwork or mirrors
Another way to go is to hire movers who offer packing supplies as part of its services. That way, you don’t have to worry about buying any of the above.
What Moving Company Is the Cheapest?
It’s no surprise that people are looking for a deal. However, a word of warning to those who look for the “cheapest” moving company. While the price might seem right, the service might not be. Also, scam moving companies will low-ball the price and then ask for more once your items are on the truck. A smarter choice is to hire a moving company with experience, a good reputation and a moving price estimate that doesn’t change on moving day. You get what you pay for when you hire movers.
Can Moving Change My Life?
People search for this a lot. Really, it comes down to knowing why you are moving. Some people must move because of their jobs or military service. But those who move to a new place just for a change are often very happy with their choice. A new home seems to give many people renewed energy and focus.
How Does Moving Impact Children?
A variety of studies show moving can prove tough on kids, especially those in early adolescence. They may have trouble making new friends and become less social. However, you can help by making the move as stress-free as possible. That includes talking through every part of the move with kids. That way they know what to expect. According to Psychology Today, making a move as stress-free as possible means that “negative effects are minimized.”
What Moving Expenses Are Tax Deductible?
A practical question everyone should consider. We cover the subject in detail in this article. The bottom line is that up until 2018, you could deduct qualified moving expenses. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts passed by the U.S. Congress eliminated the deduction except for military member who meet specific requirements.
Can Moving Help Depression?
We had to research this one – we’re movers, not therapists! But in turns out the answer is yes,in many cases. Studies have shown that people living in certain places are simply happier than people in other places. A new place may offer the things you value more than where you currently live.
These are some of the many questions people ask about moving and movers. Clearly, moving brings up a lot of issues for people, both practical and personal. It’s also a stressful time for many. To reduce that stress, you might want to consider contacting a professional mover to find out how they can make the experience more enjoyable.