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Why are Thousands of People Moving Out of California?

People once immigrated to California in droves, seeking a sunny climate and economic prosperity. Now, it seems as though thousands are doing just the opposite; while no one wants to leave the climate behind, many can no longer afford to live here.

With more than 40 million state residents, California will hardly become a ghost town any time soon. But Census Bureau data does show a net loss of 138,000 people between July 2016 to July 2017. That’s a certainly trend we continue to witness in the long distance moving business.

Where are they going? The same data demonstrated a net gain of 79,000 for Texas, 63,000 for Arizona, and 38,000 for Nevada. Long distance moving companies have also noted inquiries on moving to Oregon, Washington, and other states.

But why would anyone take on the arduous task of moving their entire life to another state? For many, it’s a matter of simple economic survival. Our booming economy has driven up the cost of living, beyond what many can afford. A two-bedroom apartment will cost you an average of $2,249 in the Los Angeles area, or $3,400 in San Francisco. And don’t even think about having a large family! In many other parts of the country, those prices will buy you a five-bedroom home with a spacious yard.

Due to those housing prices, Californians often face two-hour daily commutes – rising early in the morning, and returning home late in the evening, just so they can stay in affordable housing. But then, a 40 percent gas tax hike sure didn’t help in that department. It’s no wonder long distance moving companies receive daily calls, from exhausted Californians who are ready to pack up and leave.

The answer comes down to financial stability and quality of life. California is a beautiful state, with much to offer, but for many the cost of living just doesn’t allow them to live their dreams. A move to another state can offer the opportunity to live life at a more relaxed and affordable pace. And, thanks to skilled long distance movers, the process can be much easier than you might believe. Give us a call if you’re considering a move out of state, and we will explain how to streamline the process.

 

Avoid These Mistakes When Planning a Move

When you are preparing to move, you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to gather a few boxes and pack up your belongings. Homeowners often fall into a few common traps, causing the move to be overcomplicated and difficult. If you want to avoid these problems, then you need to follow these tips: Read more

A Few Things in Your Home that Movers Can’t Move

Hiring professional movers is one of the best things that you can do for your family. Instead of dealing with the stress of moving everything by yourself, it is better to let the pros handle the difficult parts of the move. These experts can safely manage items of all sizes, helping to protect your furniture and belongings.

Why You Need Professional Movers

It is essential that you protect the safety of your family, which means that you shouldn’t attempt to move oversized furniture. Pianos, big entertainment centers, appliances, and other heavy objects can be difficult to manage. If the wrong moving techniques are used for these items, then you might be risking injury or damage to the furniture or walls.

In comparison, movers will bring the right straps, dollies, padding, and other tools that can be used to load things from the house into the truck. You can sit back and relax while they do the heavy lifting.

Is There Anything the Movers Can’t Move?

Even though the moving company can handle most of the things in your home, there are a few items that they can’t move. So, you need to plan to take care of these items either before or after the movers load the truck.

Pets fall into this category of things that a moving company can’t move. Whether you have a few dogs in kennels or you need to load up the horses, a professional moving company isn’t the right solution.

Additionally, there are Federal rules and regulations that prohibit us from moving certain types of hazardous materials, such as:

  • Ammunition
  • Paint
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Propane
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Scuba diving tanks
  • Car batteries

For example, if you have a lawn mower that needs to be moved, then it is important that you empty out the gas tank before the movers come to your home.

Do you have questions about items in your home that need to be moved? Then you are welcome to call us anytime for more information about the services that are available. Our experienced team at Ruff and Ready Moving Company is here to help with anything that you need: (951) 834-3539

Moving Survival Tips for the Whole Family

When you are moving, there are a few things that you need to do to ensure that your family can quickly settle into the new routine. Parents are often concerned about their children, hoping that it will be a smooth transition for everyone. Even though moving can have its share of challenges, there are a few things that you can do to reduce the stress on the family. Read more

Downsizing? Follow These Tips to Simplify Your Move

Whether you are downsizing for retirement or you are looking for a solution to simplify your life, it can be a challenge to sort through the household items that have collected over the years. When you are moving into a smaller home, it is best to sort through your belongings before the movers arrive, helping to decrease the number of boxes that need to be moved.

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Important Factors to Help You Plan for a Military Move

Most military families move every few years when they receive a new assignment. If you or your spouse is in the military, then you know what it is like to pack up the home and prepare for a new location. Even if you feel like you are moving expert, there are a few tips that you might consider to improve your experience for your upcoming move: Read more

Tips for a Successful Move into an Apartment or Rental Home

The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that most Americans move an average of 11.4 times over the course of their lifetime. People often move to be closer to family or to start a new job. Regardless of the reason that you are moving, each move can be stressful if you don’t have professional assistance.

There are a few additional factors that need to be considered if you are moving to a rental home or apartment. Here are a few tips that will help you have a successful moving day: Read more

Can You Claim Moving Expenses as a Tax Deduction?

How much money will you be spending on moving expenses? If you are investing in the services of a professional moving company, then it might be more affordable if you can find a way to work the costs in as a tax deduction. The general rule is that moving expenses can be tax deductible if you are moving more than 50 miles away because of a change in job. Read more

FAQ to Help You Plan Your Upcoming Move

Moving can take a lot of work, but there are a few things that you can do to optimize your efforts and maximize your results. Here are some of the frequently asked questions that we hear from our customers. The answers to these questions can help you plan your upcoming move: Read more

Organization Tips to Simplify Packing and Unpacking

When you are preparing to move, do you feel like everything is lost in a shuffle of the boxes? Many well-intended homeowners end up throwing their moving boxes together in a way that makes it hard to find what they need when it is time to unpack.

Instead of rushing through the packing process, it is better to take a little time to organize your belongings. A little bit of organization can go a long way to ensure that it is fast and easy to unpack everything in your new home.

Here are a few things that you can do to organize your upcoming move: Read more

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