Residential Moving - Hercules Movers

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Moving house can be at once the most exciting and most stressful undertaking you can commit to. Uprooting your whole life and transporting it across the country or across the city is hard enough: it doesn’t need to be expensive on top of that. There are plenty of ways you can save money when moving, and today we’re going to take you through the most essential ways to save money on your move.

Stay organized

The most important thing to do when moving to help save money is to make sure you have a plan. Create a detailed checklist of everything that needs to get done. Spend a couple of weeks leading up to the move creating the checklist so you have time and don’t miss anything.

One of the biggest expenses you’ll incur when moving home is premium prices for getting things sorted out at the last minute. Any delays are likely to cost you money as well. On the run-up to moving day, make sure everything is packed and ready to go, and you aren’t leaving any surprises for yourself. Save yourself the drama.

Packing

Another way that being organized helps you save money is that it gives you plenty of time to source free packing and storage. Buying moving boxes is an unnecessary expense; we live in a world of cardboard boxes, and there’s always plenty available to find for free. Look to local supermarkets or any kind of large store; they’re likely to have lots of free cardboard boxes that they would otherwise just throw away.

Equally, if you have any friends or family who’ve recently moved, they might be able to help you out with the boxes they don’t need. Don’t forget about that freely available packing material, either: newspaper. Bubble wrap is expensive as well!

Even without enough boxes, be creative; think about your laundry baskets, trash cans, and even suitcases and bags all make great extra storage for your things.

Have a yard sale

Leaving your old house can be stressful, and even sad, but one thing it certainly helps you do is to declutter. In the weeks leading up to your move, plan to have a yard sale, or even just start trying to sell some of your old stuff online. You’ll come to realize as you’re packing up that you’ve accumulated a lot of stuff that you no longer need, and moving it with you just makes the job harder.

This is a great way to save money on your move, as anything you make on the sale you can offset against your total moving costs and you’ll have less stuff to take with you.

Get help

We don’t always like to ask, but the fact is that getting help from friends and family to move house is one of the best ways to save money on your move. Whether they have a van they can help you move with, a basement you can store some stuff in, or just a strong pair of arms to carry stuff out of the house, asking for help is always one of the best ways to save money. Buy them a pizza when the job’s done!

Use up food

One of the things that can accumulate most over years in the house is food. Non-perishables, canned food, dried food, that kilo of quinoa you bought two years ago because you were going to start a superfood diet—all of these items can be very heavy, and will add to your moving costs.

In the weeks leading up to the move, try and get through as much of this as you can, or simply donate it. Of course, using it up would save you more money than having to buy other foods.

Furthermore, when the moving date is getting closer, try and empty your fridge and freezer too, and don’t stock up on those items anymore. Moving large amounts of food can add to your costs very quickly.

Insurance

You need to know you’re covered against any major mishaps when moving—insurance isn’t a cost you should skimp on. That said, don’t rush to fork out money for expensive moving insurance when you may already be covered. Yo

In many cases, your current home insurance will already cover you for the duration of the move. You’ll most likely have to make your insurers aware of the move, but this is a good way to find out if you’re covered, too.

You can also check the insurance that the movers have—if you’re using professional movers, most of the time they will be covered against any mishaps.

Bottom line—check if you’re already covered before spending more!

Book an off-peak moving day

Moving companies will set prices based on demand for slots on a particular day. Unsurprisingly, the most popular times to move are typically at the weekend. If possible, try and arrange a slot sometime in the week. This will save you a lot of money on your move, and you’ll also most likely have more choices of time slots. Moving at the weekend is going to be more expensive.

DIY removal

When moving, you should always try to do as much as you can yourself. Taking your furniture and belongings from A to B is one part of a much longer process. If you can make the time, you can save money on your move by completing as many steps as possible yourself.

Disassemble your furniture, do all your own packing, and you can even load the items onto the moving truck yourself. All of this will save money on your move by reducing the cost of the removals.

Storage

If you’re not able to move straight into your new home, you may need to store some stuff for a while, and this can become a big expense. Be sure to shop around and compare offers, or as I said earlier, see if a friend has a basement you can use for a while. Decluttering will again help you save money here since you’ll have less stuff to store.

Cleaning

Finally, one of the biggest expenses with moving can often not even go to the moving job at all: just to cleaning your old house. If you can make the time in the weeks leading up to your move, clean the whole place yourself. Don’t hire a cleaning company to do it, or if you simply don’t have time, again be sure to shop around for the best deal.


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It’s time to move. It’s always something difficult, from packing and relocating to saying goodbye to the neighborhood you’ve gotten used to for so long. What makes it harder is realizing just how much stuff you’ve got, and how much of it you really don’t need – but it’s not junk! So you should take it with you, right? But you already know there’s nowhere to put it in the new place….

These thoughts can rattle around in your head like a box of silverware that hasn’t been properly packed together. Instead of fretting about it, you can hold a Moving Sale to get rid of some of your unwanted, unneeded, or unmoveable items so you can start in a new place with a more manageable inventory of items. It can even help pay back some costs of hiring professional movers to help you get your new home ready. Here’s a quick walkthrough of what goes into a successful moving sale.

1.   Plan Your Inventory

For the next few days of your moving/yard/garage sale, you’ll become the manager of a very low-end store on your own property. So first, you need to figure out what you’ll be selling. Decide, once and for all, what you want to take with you and keep it inside. Everything else should be ready for sale. If it needs to be packed up, hung up, or just dragged out, get it ready.

2.   Plan To Work

If you’ve ever seen a yard sale you must think it’s pretty easy. You just sit in the shade and wait for people to roll by to inspect your goods. It’s not that simple. You’ll need to put prices on everything, every single item, and be willing to negotiate with keen buyers who are looking to get a deal for themselves first and foremost. You’ll be out there all day, for multiple days, just to watch over everything so it doesn’t suddenly turn into a moving-out donation drive instead.

3.   Plan For Weather

Look ahead to see what the weather is going to be like. If you’re lucky, it’ll be sunny and mild so people will be outdoors, walking around as normal who might just happen to cross your street and see what’s going on. You don’t want to have clothes hanging or boxes out in the rain, or in a dangerous heat wave. If you have a garage, you can keep everything in there and let the more weather-durable goods rest outside during the day.

4.   Plan Your Advertisements

A business can’t do business without letting people know that it’s in business. And what you’re running, however temporarily, is a very small business. Send out messages, get friends involved, even make flyers to post in approved public areas if you can. That’ll help get rid of all the extra printer paper you weren’t planning on packing anyway. Just posting a sign in your yard isn’t enough. You want people informed of what you’re doing from one end of your town to the other for maximum potential traffic.

5.   Plan Your Prices

You might be tempted to get a full refund for all the things you bought and never used or forgot about, but that’s just not realistic. Even if you only used that massage gun or blender once, people will assume that it’s as second-hand as anything on eBay is. So you may as well check what people are doing on eBay. Price your goods according to second-hand online stores like eBay. If anyone is curious about how much they should pay, that’s likely what they’ll check before haggling.

6.   Sell Online, Too

There’s no reason not to sell online. In fact, for specialty goods, it’s probably a better idea. Appliances and electronics have a huge market online. Consider the state of your neighborhood. Will the old man down the street really be interested in a slightly refurbished Xbox? The only issue with selling online is time. An item could stay listed for weeks, and by then you will have already moved, so put them up at the moving sale too for a lower price. If it sells, it sells, and you can always deactivate the listing early.

7.   Get Some Help

Moving is already a lot of work, and doing a moving sale is like moving without actually leaving your house. You’ll be arranging and placing all your old items in a new place – the yard, and that takes work. Maybe too much for one or two people to handle. Get the family involved. And your friends. Offer them whatever you can for help, a warm meal, or first pick of the merchandise.

8.   Get Ready Early

You might think that outdoor, home-based moving sales are things of the past, but if you’ve seen one recently then you will figure out why that’s not true. If you advertise properly, people will come. Some make a dedicated effort to go to as many yard sales as they can to hunt for bargains on things. They know you aren’t just pushing your junk out the door for them to collect. The things you sell had value to you once, so they must still have some kind of value to them. Expect some early shoppers to show up as soon as your first day.

9.   Plan For Money

How are people going to be paying for everything? You’re not a real store, you don’t have a credit-card swiper…..But you could. Personal card swipers that integrate with apps on your phone are common place nowadays. They link right up to online payment processors like PayPal, too. They’re great for small businesses, and even though yours is the smallest a business can be, it doesn’t hurt to go digital with money. Not everyone will carry cash, and do you have enough change for everything you listed? Who knows. Maybe someday you’ll need that swiper again. Or, in your next moving sale, you can get a decent price for it.

10.   Everything Must Go

The goal here is to leave nothing behind, not even regrets. At the end of the sale, you might still have stuff left, probably more than you want, but you’ll have made something out of it. As for the rest? If you can’t sell it, and it’s not trash, donate it to a local charity so it can go to people who need it but can’t afford it. You can move out knowing you made your neighborhood a little better than when you left.

 


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Thinking About Moving to West Virginia? Here’s What You Need to Know

West Virginia is a beautiful state with miles of mountain and forest views, making it a place many people consider moving to. There are many reasons to consider relocating to West Virginia, and we will be discussing some of the main ones in this article.

The Natural Beauty of West Virginia

West Virginia is famed for its beautiful scenery. There are mountains and forests everywhere, with snow-capped peaks in the winter season and vibrant green leaves in spring. Even the lakes that dot the state look beautiful as they reflect the sunlight or rippling water. If you’re moving to this state because you love nature, then you will undoubtedly be pleased by what you see. Not only that but there are plenty of parks here where one can enjoy a picnic surrounded by natural beauty. Here are just a few of the natural wonders you’ll experience in West Virginia:

  • Mountains and Forests: The natural beauty isn’t the only great thing about living in West Virginia; its proximity to forests and mountains will make you feel as if you’re in heaven. If you love hiking, camping, fishing, or hunting, then there are plenty of opportunities for you to do so without having to travel too far away from your home. The town of Berkeley Springs is also located within close proximity to the beautiful New River Gorge National Park, so if you like hiking and appreciate nature, even more, when surrounded by it, then this is a sure-fire way to have an amazing time.
  • Stunning Lakes: One of the things that makes this state stand out is the sheer number of lakes within it. The most famous lake here is Lake Kanawha, which is heavily visited during the summer season because boating and fishing are both incredibly popular activities here. If you’re someone who loves water sports or camping, then this lake has plenty of shorelines for your enjoyment too. Not only that, there’s another beautiful man-made type lake here called Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Lake. Many people come here to do some kayaking on the surface, while others enjoy fishing from boats all around its circumference. In addition, there are also hiking trails in this area as well as opportunities to camp.
  • An Outdoorsman’s Paradise: People who love the outdoors will certainly be pleased to call West Virginia home. Whether you enjoy fishing, hunting, or camping, there are opportunities for all of these. Not only that but there is also a lot of pristine nature to enjoy too! Many people are moving here because they like the outdoors and want to experience a more country or rustic lifestyle than living in other areas of America. If this sounds like you, then you should consider becoming one of these happy new residents.

Low Cost of Living

Besides its scenic beauty, West Virginia enjoys one of the lowest costs of living in America. This is great news for anyone living on a budget because it means that you can get so much more from your money than other people in other states.

Lower Tax Rates

Better yet, taxes are also reasonably low compared to quite a few other places in the US. So if you enjoy shopping, you’ll definitely notice that your dollar goes farther in West Virginia than in other areas of the country.

A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

West Virginia is a great place for all kinds of fun. There are theatres in many cities where you can enjoy live performances, skating rinks to spend time with your family members or get some exercise, parks that are perfect for hiking or just enjoying the weather on a beautiful day, and bars where you can grab drinks with friends. You’ll never be at a loss of things to do here if you love living life to the fullest.

Low Crime Rates and Safe Places to Call Home

You’ll also have no trouble finding a safe place to live in this state. West Virginians have not lost their neighborly sense of care for their fellow residents, and their crime rates support that. So you and your family will feel safe and secure wherever you make your new home.

Friendly People and Environments

West Virginia is a great place to live with wonderful people. You can find friendly folks all around the state, and they’ll make you feel welcome in no time at all. If you’re not used to Southern hospitality, it may take some getting used to, but after only a few months of living there, you’ll find that words like “yes ma’am” or “no sir” will come naturally.

A Simple, Relaxed Lifestyle

Because of its low population and relaxed lifestyle, West Virginia is an excellent choice for anyone who wishes to have a more simple life. You can grow your own food if you’d like and not have to worry about fighting traffic on the road. You’ll also enjoy an easy-going atmosphere that makes every day feel like a vacation.

A Chance to Try Something New

Are you seeking out a new lifestyle? Wanting to escape a former life that no longer fits you? West Virginia is the perfect place for anyone who wants to try something different. Many people are moving there because they want to make a fresh start, whether by themselves or with their families. Many people are seeking an escape from overcrowded cities to the simple country life, and West Virginia provides that in the most ideal way possible.

Final Thoughts on Moving to West Virginia

As you can see, there are many great reasons to move to West Virginia from abroad or even just another part of America. From stunning natural scenery to friendly, helpful people, West Virginia has it all.

If you’re seeking a new life, then look no further than West Virginia because it is one of the best places in the country for anyone who loves nature, an active lifestyle, and fresh beginnings.

 


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Thinking About Moving to Montana? Here’s What You Need to Know

Montana is a beautiful state with a lot to see, do and experience. So it’s no surprise that many people are considering moving to The Treasure State. If you’re one of them, there are several things you need to consider before making a move. Today, we’re sharing a bit about why people love living in Montana so much and what the state has to offer new residents.

Why is Montana such a popular destination for transplants?

Life can be beautiful in Montana—and it’s no surprise that many people are choosing this western state as their home base! It offers so many perks: shorter commutes, tons of outdoor recreation and natural beauty, spectacular national parks like Glacier and Yellowstone…the list goes on and on! While these things certainly play into its popularity with newcomers, one unique factor really sets Montana apart from other states: a strong community.

The small-town vibe in Montana is enough to make anyone fall in love. The people of this state are some of the kindest you’ll find anywhere, making new friends and forming tight-knit support groups at every turn. So if you’re planning a move to Montana, know that you’ll be joining a great community full of friendly faces and a robust local business economy.

And what about the outdoors?

Living in Montana means no shortage of outdoor adventure—and lots of it! If you’re an avid hiker or fisherman, this is your ideal spot for exploring. And even if you’re not into sports like these, there’s still plenty to see and do all year round. Winter may mean snowshoeing or sledding through the snow; spring and summer mean kayaking, fishing, hiking, or just sitting back to enjoy the scenery. There’s truly no shortage of things to do in Montana!

In fact, there are so many activities here that you’ll have a hard time choosing which ones to try first! However, if you’re moving from another state, it can be hard to decide on which business or hobby club is right for you until you get a feel for where exactly you’d like to live.

So how do you know where to begin? A good place to start is by asking around: family members or local businesses know about popular events. Even if they don’t—or even if you’re not sure yet where your life will take shape after your move—it’s a good idea to start paying attention to local events and activities. This will help you decide where you’d like to live when the time comes!

What if I’m not sure where in Montana I should live?

Moving can be stressful! There are so many things that need to be considered, from job opportunities and public schools in your new city to getting used to a new neighborhood. However, one significant factor is often missed: what type of community best fits your personality? People choose different locations for various reasons: some may want an easy commute while others might want more access to their favorite outdoor spots or top-rated restaurants with unique menus. If these things aren’t important to you, it doesn’t mean Montana isn’t the place for you—but if they are, make sure to find a location that matches your priorities!

For those who aren’t ready to commit to a particular part of the state, we have some great suggestions: check out these small towns in Montana, which all offer stunning scenery and an easygoing lifestyle:

  • Helena – Known as one of the best-preserved old western cities in America
  • Butte – This city once had a copper mining boom that lasted over 100 years!
  • Bozeman – A picturesque little town known for friendly residential neighborhoods, upscale shopping and dining districts, and much more!

Whether you’re interested in ranch living or want to be close to a town center, there’s something for everyone here. Whatever your needs, moving to Montana can bring significant benefits. From beautiful scenery to friendly people, your new home is waiting!

Why Do People Love Living in Montana?

Taxes

One of the major benefits is that residents pay some of the lowest property taxes in the country. Taxes are significantly lower than in other areas such as California and New York.

Weather

The weather may be a topic of concern when considering moving to another location. If you’re like most people, you’ve watched movies about Montana weather and heard that it could get pretty cold up there! However, while it does have its fair share of snow and harsh winters, some towns boast beautiful summers with an average temperature of 70 degrees or warmer!

It’s Not Overcrowded

Montana’s population is very spread out due to its vast land area. There is an abundance of land which provides more opportunity than other areas for fishing, hiking, skiing and even golfing!

The Beauty of Nature

Away from the big city lights, it’s hard not to feel close to nature in Montana. When people think of Montana, they think of cowboy imagery. However, the mountains and valleys provide homes for deer, antelope, and moose, among others. Residents also enjoy various birds throughout the year, including wild turkeys and bald eagles that live in the area.

Montana has many unique cities that will have something for everyone, no matter what your interests are. Beautiful lakes, rivers, and forests allow for excellent fishing opportunities and Montana wildlife viewing. Many people have moved here from other areas to enjoy this type of lifestyle.

Its an Outdoorsman’s Paradise

Montana has been called a haven for outdoors people. With over 1 million acres of public land and roughly 9,000 lakes, it’s hard not to get excited about Montana as you start planning your move! It’s truly a beautiful state that holds a lot of potential for many individuals and families.

Montana is one of the best places to visit and live if you’re looking for an adventure. There are so many activities available year-round that it’s almost impossible not to find something fun to do. You’ll be able to enjoy:

  • Golfing in any number of beautiful courses all over town
  • Hiking through some amazing Montana landscapes – every season has its own beauty.
  • Cycling
  • Boating on the famous Flathead Lake (and other premier lakes in the area).

Final thoughts on moving to Montana

If you love to be surrounded by nature and want to have room to spread out, Montana is the place for you. With its big skies, friendly people, and low cost of living, Montana is undoubtedly an option worth considering.

 

 

 


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Thinking About Moving to Tennessee, Here’s What You Need to Know

Tennessee is a beautiful South-eastern state and is sometimes referred to as the heart of the South. Tennessee is the 16th most populous state in the United States. There are a lot of great cities in the state, and this provides great options for people planning to move there. Tennessee is a great state. It is one state that is suitable for almost anybody. You can raise a family, it is a good state for professionals, it is good for students, and even for senior citizens.

However, this state might not be for everyone. Moving to another state is a big decision and a lot of thoughts must go into the decision of moving. We have put together a list of things you need to know and consider if you are thinking about moving to Tennessee. This list should guide your decision.

  1. Cost of Living

The cost of living in Tennessee is slightly above the national average in the United States. Some cities in the states are more expensive than others. However, these expensive cities have a lot to offer. These cities have things like nicer neighborhoods, recreational amenities, and entertainment. Availability of all these things tends to increase the cost of living. If you are looking to move to a city with a low cost of living, then Tennessee is not your state.

  1. Economy 

You must consider the economy of a state before relocating to that state. Tennessee’s Economy is a strong one. Even during the Corona Virus pandemic, the economy of Tennessee still had a strong outlook. Tennessee is said to be a corporate haven. A lot of companies have offices and factories in Tennessee. Tennessee also has a lot of tourists sites that attract a lot of tourists to the state regularly. All these things help to boost the economy of the state.

  1. Employment Opportunities 

Tennessee has a thriving economy; this allows for a lot of employment opportunities. There are a lot of businesses and companies in Tennessee consequently, a lot of job opportunities. For job seekers, especially young people, Tennessee is a good place to find a job.

  1. Cost of Housing  

The cost of housing in Tennessee will depend on the city you decide to move to. There are cities where the cost of housing is relatively affordable. However, for the big cities, housing cost is relatively high. This is relatively high because the demand for housing in the state is high. This then drives the price of the houses in the state.

  1. Tax 

Income tax is not levied on income in Tennessee. What this means is that your salary income will not be taxed. However, income from investments (dividends) will be taxed. The current tax rate on dividends in the state is 6%.

In addition to having no income tax, the rate of property tax in Tennessee is relatively low. Although the rate will depend on the city, it is generally about 0.5% which is low. Tennessee also has a tax-friendly environment for companies. Thus, attracting companies to the state.

Generally, the state has a favorable tax structure. The sales tax in Tennessee however is higher than the national average. The sales tax rate is 7%.

  1. Good Quality Healthcare 

When deciding where to move to, irrespective of your age or health condition, the availability of good health care should be one of the things you look out for in a place. Tennessee has a lot of excellent hospitals and health care facilities all over the state. With the quality of hospitals in Tennessee, you can be assured that your health is secured. This makes it a good place to consider moving too.

  1. Good Quality Education 

If you are moving with your children, then you need to ensure that the place you are moving to has good schools for them. Tennessee has a lot of good schools in the state. There are top universities and colleges in the state. There are also good public and private schools for school children. This is one good reason to help you make your decision to move to Tennessee.

  1. Weather 

Although the weather will depend on which part of the state you live in, Tennessee generally has wonderful weather. All four seasons are enjoyable in Tennessee. The weather is generally not extreme for any season. Thus, allowing you to enjoy the weather for most of the year.

  1. Outdoor Activities

If you love outdoor activities, then you will love moving to Tennessee. There are beautiful mountains for you to climb, hiking trails, camping sites, and waterfalls. You will have a handful of recreational activities for you to explore when you move to Tennessee.

  1. Traffic

If you do not like to spend time stuck in traffic, then you should consider the traffic situation in a place before moving there. Tennessee is a very populated state. Especially the big cities in the state. This makes Tennessee vulnerable to traffic issues. If you do mind traffic, then you can move to Tennessee considering all the other good things the state has to offer. If you are interested in moving to Tennessee and the traffic is the only thing deterring you from moving there, then you can move to the smaller cities. The population density in smaller cities should be less than that of the bigger cities.

  1. Crime Rate

When planning to move, you must consider the crime rate of the place you plan to move to. This is important especially if you are planning to move with your family. For Tennessee, the crime rate is high. The crime rate in this state is higher than the national average. The report shows that Tennessee has the highest violent crime rate in the South-Central Region and the second-highest property crime rate in the region.

  1. Culture 

The people of Tennessee are generally very friendly, and it will be easy for you to settle in and make friends in the state. However, the people are not open to change and are not very flexible.

 


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Thinking of Moving to Wyoming, Here’s What You Need to Know

Wyoming is one of the Western States in the United States. By landscape, Wyoming is the 10th largest state but, by population density, it is the least populated state in the United States. Wyoming is a beautiful state filled with lots of sites for recreational activities. However, a lot of people view this state as a vacation spot and not a place to stay. In addition to being a beautiful state, Wyoming has a lot of things to offer.

If you are thinking of moving to Wyoming, there are a lot of things you would need to be informed about and take into consideration before making your decision to move. We have put together a list of things you need to know before moving to Wyoming.

  1. Quality of life

Quality of life in a state is the level of comfort concerning the health, social and economic wellbeing, and happiness of individuals in the state. Wyoming is a state with good quality of life. Wyoming is ranked as one of the top states in the United States with the all-around physical and financial wealth and social wellbeing of its residents.

  1. Cost of Housing 

Regardless of major reasons for deciding to move, everyone prefers affordable housing and so you must consider the cost of housing in a place before deciding to move there. The cost of housing in Wyoming is well below the national average in the United States. Wyoming has affordable housing. This quality makes the state an attractive option when deciding to move.

  1. Low Crime Rates 

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed in a location. You need to consider the crime rate of a place before deciding to move there. Wyoming has low crime rates for both violent crimes and property crimes. This makes it a good option for anyone considering moving to the state.

  1. Low Pollution 

Considering the times, pollution is almost inevitable. There is therefore hardly any place you are considering moving to that does not have an element of pollution. However, you can decide to evaluate the rate of pollution in that location. Wyoming has some of the cleanest cities in the United States. The level of population is relatively low, and the state has some of the best quality air in the United States. If you decide to move to Wyoming, you will be able to take clean deep breaths without having concerns for your lungs.

  1. Tax Liability 

Everyone wants to pay a little less tax than they already pay. If you are currently living in a state with high tax rates, moving to Wyoming will make it possible for you to have a lower tax liability. The state has one of the lowest tax rates in the United States. The property tax rate in this state is 0.61%. This rate is the 9th lowest property tax rate in the United States. The sales tax rate ranges from 4% to 6%. In addition, there is no income tax levied in the state. If you are considering moving to a place to reduce your tax liability, Wyoming is your state.

  1. Outdoor Activities 

If you are a lover of outdoor sports, then Wyoming is your state. The state has beautiful spots for a variety of outdoor activities. Outdoor activities you can enjoy including skiing, fishing, and mountain climbing.

Wyoming has a lot of parks, and these parks are some of the best parks in the United States. The state has about 14 parks both state and national parks. There are also some national forests and wildlife refuges in Wyoming. If you decide to move to Wyoming, there will be a lot of outdoor sports and activities to keep you busy and help you relax.

  1. License and Vehicle Registration

If you are thinking of moving to Wyoming with your car, it is important for you to not that any new resident must register out-of-state vehicles within 30 days of arrival into Wyoming. In addition, you have one year to get your Wyoming driver’s license.

  1. Economy and Employment Opportunities

The economy of the state is not the strongest in the United States. The major drivers of the economy of Wyoming are its mining sector and tourism sector. Wyoming has a lot of natural resources. This makes mining and extraction a popular sector in the state. The state is also popular for tourists as there are a lot of beautiful natural sites and parks in the state.

The top employers in the state are government agencies, the educational sector, the mining, and extraction sector, and the tourism sector. If you are a professional or you do not practice in the popular sectors in the state, you might want to secure a job in the state before deciding to move to the state. The rate of unemployment in Wyoming is relatively high. You do not want to be in a new location without a job.

  1. Accessibility Issues   

Wyoming is a large state by size but, it is not a populated state. The population density in the state is low. Thus, there tends to be a lot of space between houses. You might also have to go a distance to get to the nearest available store or health care center. On the bright side, the low population density of the state allows for less traffic as there are not a lot of vehicles on the road. This makes it easy for you to get to your destination regardless of the distance.

  1. Severe Weather 

Regardless of the season, the weather in Wyoming can be very harsh. Take winter for example. Wyoming’s winter is harsh and sometimes unending. Flooding is also a common occurrence in Wyoming. These severe weather conditions have caused Wyoming to be classified as a dangerous place to work and live due to the high rate of fatalities caused by extreme weather.

  1. State Laws

Because states can make laws in the United States, you must be aware of the laws of any state you are thinking of moving to. Like many other states, Wyoming has some uncanny laws and so you must get familiar with them to avoid breaking the laws of the state. You should know that ignorance of a law is not an excuse for breaking the law.


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Thinking of Moving to Idaho, Here is What You Need to Know

Idaho is a North-western state in the United States. It is also referred to as the Gem State because of its plenty of natural resources and beautiful scenery. The State has lots of qualities that make it an attractive location to move to. It is a prosperous state with low crime rates. In addition, everything in Idaho is easily accessible, and traffic is light. There are a few things to think about if you are considering moving to the State.

If you are thinking of moving to Idaho, there are certain things must know. We have put together a list of things for you to consider.

  1. Cost of living

The cost of living in Idaho is relatively affordable when compared to the cost of living in many other states in the United States. Idaho provides you with a good quality of life at an affordable cost. Idaho is relatively inexpensive to live in. The cities in Idaho are one of the finest places to live in the United States. There is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the state.

2. Great outdoors activities

When it comes to outdoor activities and adventures, Idaho is one of the less-exploited states. Many people either are not aware of the outdoor activities and potentials of Idaho, or they are aware but just do not exploit it. Idaho is a great place for white water rafting and the state has wildlife such as deer, moose, and many more. If you are an adventurous person, you will appreciate the high mountain peaks, flowing rapids, huge western forests, and spots where you can explore and have lots of fun in the State.

3. Low crime rate

Safety is something that should be on your list when looking for a place to move to. You want to live somewhere that makes you feel safe and secure. If you are thinking of moving to Idaho, then you are on the right path. This state is one of the safest in the country. Idaho is enticing because its crime rate is lower than the national average, which is something that not many states can boast of. The state’s violent and property crime rates are significantly lower than the national average. However, residents are more vulnerable to property crimes than violent crimes such as gun crimes. Thus, you might need to be protective of your belongings.

4. Employment

Idaho is expanding, advancing, and continually changing, particularly in the job market. When it comes to work prospects, it is easy to see why so many individuals are considering relocating to Idaho. The State unemployment rate is low compared to other states in the U.S States. Furthermore, the job market is always expanding. Mining and extraction, utilities, manufacturing, professional and technical services, and other businesses pay the highest incomes. Employers from the healthcare, education, information technology, and retail industries are the largest employers.

5. Education.

Education is valuable. It has a significant impact on children and their future options. Idaho devotes more than half of its budget to education, and hundreds of individuals labor tirelessly to enhance educational growth. Idaho used to be one of the least appealing areas to go to school, but that has changed tremendously. Boise public schools are now widely regarded as tough, with remarkable high school graduation rates. Boise State University is also a well-known higher education school. Today, the city can boast a sizable, educated population. There are also great universities in Idaho.

6. Friendly people.

Idaho is a nice, inviting state. People are also generally friendly and striking up a conversation with a stranger is simple. Do not be startled if a stranger strikes up a discussion with you. You will also experience strangers waving at you. Feel free to wave back. As a result of their friendly gestures, settling in Idaho will be easy for you. Of course, not everyone is pleased to see a lot of people relocate to the State each year, but most people will not mind accommodating strangers. When you first come to Idaho and settle in, you will rarely want to leave.

7. Climate 

When you decide to live in Idaho, you will not only enjoy the mildest weather, but you will also get to experience all four seasons. Spring brings beautiful wildflowers, while winter ushers in the thrill of the ski season. Idaho is a place where you can feel all four seasons. During the year, there are approximately 200 days of sunshine and little precipitation. The summers are hot and dry, while the winters are frigid and rarely snowy. The average summer temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average winter temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. When you move to Idaho, you will undoubtedly like the weather.

8. Potatoes are a significant part of Idaho’s identity

Potatoes are a big part of Idaho’s identity. If you are moving to Idaho, you will have the opportunity to visit the Idaho Potato Museum and sample some of the Idaho Potato Commission’s locally cultivated potatoes. Idaho’s superior growth features, such as rich volcanic soil, climate, and irrigation, make Idaho potatoes different from potatoes farmed in other states.

Below are some cons to consider when moving to Idaho:

9. Public transportation is limited

In Idaho, public transportation is hard to find and when it is available, it is limited to large cities in the state. If you are thinking of moving to Idaho, you must plan to purchase a vehicle if you do not already own one.

10. There are only a few luxury shopping options

If you enjoy shopping for luxury brands, then you will be disappointed when you relocate to Idaho. This is because you would have to buy online or travel out of state. Luxury shops are not easily found in Idaho.

11. The city is always expanding

Living in Idaho can be difficult due to the constant population growth. Many people are migrating to the State. As a result, when you settle in the State and spend several years there, you may get tired and irritated due to the rapid growth.


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Thinking About Moving to South Dakota, Here is What You Need to Know

Are you thinking of moving to South Dakota? You ought to. South Dakota is frequently overlooked as a place to relocate. However, there are a lot of good things to look forward to in South Dakoda. The state is not overcrowded and there is plenty of room available for anyone looking to relocate.

The state is surrounded by incomparable natural beauty in its purest form. South Dakota is a wild state with its Black Hills, abundant wildlife, and strong culture. You will have a wealth of job options thanks to the improving economy and a business-friendly climate. South Dakota is also an excellent spot to start a business or raise a family. If you are thinking of moving to South Dakoda, we have put together a list of things you need to know before making your decision to move.

  1. Career opportunities

If you are a job seeker thinking of moving to South Dakota, then it just might be your place. In the state, there are numerous job openings in various sectors making it easy for you to get a job regardless of your professional background. There are a good number of factories in South Dakoda, making industrial mechanic employment a fast-growing one in the state. Jobs in manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, information technology, finance, health care, transportation, and a variety of other occupations are also all accessible. It’s a place where you might be able to find your ideal career. The state also has a lot of high-paying jobs that are in high demand. There are opportunities available for mechanically inclined skilled employees.

  1. High quality of life

In comparison to the national average, the cost of living in South Dakota is cheaper. Health, housing, and transportation costs are significantly lower than in other parts of the country. It is one of the finest states to retire to because of the reasonable homes, excellent healthcare, and low traffic and crime. South Dakota is a wonderful area to live and raise a family. When it comes to work-life balance, it is always one of the top states. It is also a fantastic place to live if you are looking for a sense of well-being and contentment. The state is noted for its friendly people, families, and a sense of fulfillment in life. The state is ranked as one of the least stressed states in the country.

  1. Population density

South Dakota has a limited population, with less than a million inhabitants in the entire state, and most communities are thinly inhabited. It also has a large amount of land. This is ideal for folks who dislike being in crowded places. However, if you enjoy cities, going to parties, eating at wonderful restaurants, or being in busy places, South Dakota is not for you. The state is underdeveloped, thus there is enough room for people to reside and pay rent. When you acquire property, you may rest assured that your home will be roomy and comfortable.

  1. Low cost of living

South Dakota is regarded as one of the most cost-effective areas to live. The cost of living here is cheaper than in the rest of the country. Even though it offers a lot of career options and is less inhabited, it is nonetheless reasonably cheap. It is one of the most affordable states to live in the United States.

This low cost of living does not only apply to purchasing goods. It also applies to health care, transportation, housing, taxes, to name a few. A lot of things are affordable in South Dakoda. Living in South Dakota allows you to save more money since you would not have to pay as much in taxes and your cost of living will be lower.

  1. Natural beauty

South Dakota has miles and miles of unspoiled natural beauty. It’s a paradise for nature lovers. There are many natural sights to see as well. Deadwood, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and Custer State Park, to name a few, are among the many excellent places to explore in South Dakota. October is a great month to watch the sunrise and sunset in South Dakota. Sylvan Lake is a popular spot for spotting bison and other wildlife in the vast landscape.

In between the granite rocks and cliffs, natural plant life such as orange aspens and green pines can be discovered.

  1. Economy

South Dakota is a popular place for new business owners and job seekers searching for a steady income. If you are sick of working for someone else or have a fantastic idea, South Dakota is the place for you. The environment is designed to attract small, medium, and large businesses to the state. It is one of the greatest states in the country for starting a business.

  1. Low taxes

South Dakoda is a tax-friendly environment. South Dakota generally has a low tax rate. In this state, there is no income tax. This means that Social Security, pensions, and other forms of retirement income are not taxed. The sales tax in South Dakota is low. In addition, South Dakota levies no corporate income tax or corporate inventory tax.

  1. Weather

If you are prone to seasonal affective disorders or any other type of weather-related issues, then you must consider the weather of a place before choosing to move there. In South Dakota, you can expect to encounter some of nature’s most extreme elements. Summers bring with them sweltering heat and an exorbitant amount of uncomfortable humidity. The winter months are extremely cold, filled with piercing frigid winds and a deluge of snow. As a result, the residents of South Dakota are completely unaware of the average in terms of climatic circumstances.

  1. Strange laws

South Dakota has a reputation for having some unusual laws. Some of the state’s strange regulations include the fact that it is unlawful to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory, that horses must wear pants to enter the fountain inn, and many more. The most amazing part is that residents of the state obey these laws.


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The rate of migration has increased. People moving out of populated suburbia or cities exploded due to the pandemic, because of costs, taxes, and more.  As much as people do not like to move, because of the stress and cost attached to moving, there are always reasons to move. Reports show that New Jersey has had a considerable amount of out-migration in recent years. According to the report, Millennials make up the bulk of people migrating out of New Jersey. Between 2004 and 2016, the percentage of millennials that migrated out of New Jersey more than doubled. There are however reports to show that the out-migration of millennials is not just limited to New Jersey. Millennials are moving from other places. Reasons for all the moves include expensive housing, low quality of life, as well as inaccessible transportation facilities and infrastructure. These are some of the major reasons why millennials move.

Millennials is the term generally used to describe people born between the years 1980 and 2000. The pattern of movement shows that these millennials when moving to other states, choose urbanized locations with job opportunities, affordable housing, easy and affordable transportation, infrastructure, and good quality of life where other social amenities and recreational facilities, are accessed easily. These are qualities that the states that millennials are moving out from lack. Some states with these amenities that attract millennials are now considered millennial states and often referred to as millennial magnets. 

As much as the availability of social amenities and recreational facilities are good reasons to move, millennials also consider the availability of opportunities that can be exploited in their destination state. Thus, regardless of the normal large states that are millennial magnets, there are some smalls states and cities that attract a good number of millennials. 

 Below is a list of states that millennials moving out of New Jersey are choosing to move to and some of the things that attract millennials to these states. This list is in no particular order. 

  1. Washington: Washington has had a Millennial net migration of 2.16%. it provides the possibility for growth. The cost of living in Washington is high. However, taxes in Washington are cheaper and more stable than in some other states. The state also provides a good quality of life and the city is a perfect blend of different generations.
  2. New York: Although New York is an expensive place to live in, it has lower income and housing tax rates. New York has a high GDP and a strong Economy. There are a lot of opportunities available for millennials to explore in the state. It is also a very exciting state to live in as there are a lot of shows and recreational centers for millennials to socialize.
  3. Los Angeles: Los Angeles is a very beautiful place to live in. The city has good weather which is one of the most attractive things about the city. Asides from the weather, Los Angeles has a lot of colleges within the city, making it a great place to get an education. If you love sports, it is also a good place for you to have a sporting activity as your recreational and even professional activity. All these and more make Los Angeles an attractive place for millennials to live in.
  4. Nebraska: Nebraska has had a millennial net migration increase of 1.79%. This state is popular for millennials because it has a lot of employment opportunities. Nebraska offers high income and cheap housing. The state also has good quality of life. Making it a good place for millennials to live.
  5. New Hampshire: New Hampshire has had a millennial net migration increase of 1.9%. New Hampshire is one of the safest places to live and raise a family. The state has a low crime rate. Although the cost of living is high, it is low compared to other metro cities.
  6. Colorado: Colorado has had a millennial net migration increase of 2.74%. Colorado provides a good opportunity for employment for millennials. The State has a low rate of unemployment. Colorado also has a flat income rate which is a good fiscal policy that works for millennials. In addition to these, Colorado is a good place for recreational places such as nice restaurant scenes and parks.
  7. Virginia: Virginia is popular and attractive to millennials because of the good standard of living the state provides. The state has facilities and recreational centers that make it an attractive place to live, work, and raise a family – which millennials are trying to do. The beaches in Virginia also make it a very beautiful place to have fun and relax.
  8. Texas: Texas is another state millennials are moving to. There are three cities in Texas – Austin, San Antonio, and Huston that are the top attractions in the state. In 2018, records show that more than 3,200 millennials moved to each of the mention states. One attractive thing about Texas is that there is no state income tax on salaries and wages.
  9. North Carolina:  North Carolina is a good place for businesses to thrive. This has made it a good place for millennials who are entrepreneurial to migrate to. The state also has very beautiful scenery for relaxation and socialization.
  10. Tennessee: Another reason millennials move to Tennessee is that the state has no income tax on salaries and wages. This saves money for a millennial who is trying to maximize income as much as possible. Tennessee is also a state that has affordable housing. This helps Millennials to be more independent which is something millennials look forward to.
  11. Nevada: One attractive thing about Nevada is that there is no state income tax on salaries and wages. Nevada also has a lot of good job opportunities and a reasonable cost and standard of living. The great weather is also a plus to this state.
  12. Ohio: Ohio is an attractive place for millennials to move to because the state has affordable housing compared to most states. This provides the opportunity for millennials to easily rent and live alone or even buy. The Migration into Ohio is particularly high in Columbus which provides some of the most affordable housing rates.

THINKING ABOUT MOVING OUT OF STATE?

Are you thinking of moving out of New Jersey to Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, or some other state across the country? Hercules Movers, Inc can help get you and your belongings there safely. Call us if you are looking for a free no-obligation quote for your long-distance move at 732-324-2500 today to schedules an appointment for us to come to you.


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Moving is an event that involves a lot of planning and decision-making. One of such decisions is how to move your car across the country when you are making a long-distance move. You might decide to use a ship it down or to drive it across the country. If you are moving across the country with your car to save cost or for whatever reason you decide to drive your car, you will need to inspect your car to ensure that it is fit for the journey ahead.

Inspecting your car before a long drive across the country is very essential. The last thing you want is to be in the middle of nowhere and have your car breakdown. This is not safe, and you will end up spending much more money asides from the extra stress you will feel in addition to the stress of moving and driving. Failure to inspect can also lead to an accident along the way as your car will be a danger to you and other road users.

Preceding your move across the country, it is important to inspect your car thoroughly to ensure that your car is ready to move. The following are routine checks you should carry out:

  1. Inspect your car fluids

The various fluids in your car include engine oil, washer fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. This is one of the first things you should do when you are inspecting your car for a move. Ensure that they are all present in appropriate quantity. These fluids help your car to run smoothly. If you do not inspect them and change them when necessary, the move across the country can damage your car.

  1. Inspect your tires

Tires are an important part of your car. You cannot move without a good tire. There are different aspects of your tire to inspect. Firstly, check the air pressure in your tire. The air pressure must be just the right amount. It should not be too high or too low as that can be dangerous. If the pressure is too high, it can cause the tire to burst on the way. Then again if the pressure is too low, it can result in a flat tire while traveling.

You should also inspect the tread on your tires to confirm that the tires are fit for the journey across the country. If the tread is worn, it’s best to replace the tires before the journey. It might be expensive but it a small price compared to the safety it brings you.

  1. Inspect your battery 

Truth be told, even short-distance journeys should not be done with a bad battery. Much more is expect4d for a move across the country. You do not want to have a dead battery while traveling across the country. You need to inspect to see if there has been a build-up on the r=terminal of your battery. If there has been, you will need to clean up the battery terminal. It is also important to check the battery strength of your battery. Confirm that the strength is appropriate enough to avoid any breakdowns during the move.

  1. Inspect your brakes 

The importance of good brakes for the move cannot be over-emphasized. It is important to inspect your brakes before the journey. A worn brake is a hazard both to you and other road users. Inspect to see that the brakes are not making squeaky noises or just worn out. In essence, change worn-out brakes or brakes with any kind of issue before the move across the country.

  1. Inspect your lights 

You should also inspect your lights. You should check both the external and the internal lights in your car. It is even more important when you know that your journey across the country will span into the night. You cannot drive without lights at night. That is the last thing you want to do. Inspect your lights and change where necessary. To err on the side of caution, you can carry some extra lights just in case anything goes wrong while on your journey.

  1. Inspect your engine belts 

These are the belts that keep the engine accessories running smoothly and connect them to the engine crankshaft on the outside. Sometimes you might not see the warning signs of your engine belt falling. It is therefore important for you to inspect your engine belt. Engine belt can cut while you are on a long-distance move. If your engine belt cuts along the way, it may be difficult to get the same belt needed for your car model and someone to fix it along the way. Inspect it before you move. You do not want to be stranded.

  1. Inspect your wipers 

Wipers help to endure that you see clearly during your move. Ensure that they are in good working condition to prevent avoidable accidents. If damaged, replace the wiper. Also, ensure that your mirrors are clean and in good shape.

Conclusion 

If you maintain your car as regularly as you should, it should not cost too much to ensure that it is in good condition for your journey across the country. No matter the cost, it’s best to properly inspect your car to ensure efficiency. This gives you a smooth journey. If you can not properly inspect your car, get a professional mechanic to do a full inspection. This mechanic can give you the list of things to change and work on it for you. Ensure that everything is checked out. The above mentioned are just a few things on your car you should take care of before your move. Hiring the mechanic helps simplify the whole process of inspection. You should even delegate as much as possible before your move. There are already a lot of things you have to work on and stress about. So, if you plan on driving your car cross country during your upcoming move across the country, make sure that you have crossed properly inspected your car to avoid roadside troubles and accidents.

THINKING ABOUT MOVING?

Are you thinking of moving out of New Jersey to Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, or some other state across the country? Hercules Movers, Inc can help get you and your belongings there safely. Call us if you are looking for a free no-obligation quote for your long-distance move at 732-324-2500 today to schedules an appointment for us to come to you.


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