Reduce worry by using licensed moving professionals
We all know moving is stressful, but just how stressful is it? Well, according to a new survey, moving is more traumatic than many life events, including divorce.
After polling 1,000 Americans who had moved in the past three years, the survey found that 45% of respondents said moving is more stressful than going through a breakup or divorce (44%), getting married (33%), or having children (31%).
Key stress factors identified by respondents that put moving at the top of the list included packing (48%), sorting what to keep and what to get rid of or donate (47%), and finding a mover (24%).
But one more response sheds light on how to possibly reduce moving stress: Of those surveyed who did their last move on their own, 43% said they would never do it again, while 94% of those who hired professional movers for their last move (578 respondents) said it was worth every penny.
“Using a professional mover, as indicated by the survey results, can eliminate a significant amount of stress related to moving because you are working with professionals experienced in safely prepping furnishings for transport and getting belongings from the truck to the new residence safely,” said Kevin Murphy, vice president and general manager of North American Van Lines, which conducted the survey in conjunction with OnePoll.com.
For an extra level of stress reduction, consumer protection, and peace of mind, use professional movers who are licensed and regulated by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Household Goods and Services (BHGS). Check out helpful moving tips and more at https://bhgs.dca.ca.gov, and to check professionals’ licenses, visit https://search.dca.ca.gov.
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