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how to plan your entire move using the internet

How To Plan Your Entire Move Using The Internet

Learn how easy it is to use the internet to plan your move

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How To Plan Your Entire Move Using The Internet

With the Internet being so easily available on a moment-to-moment basis, its possible to plan and organize your whole move via the Internet. Everything you need is at your fingertips.

Before you even begin to coordinate the actual move, you can start by doing online research for new homes or destinations. Once you’ve decided where you’ll be moving to, it’s now time to start utilizing all that the Internet can provide to arrange your move.

Research Moving Companies – When using the internet to search for reputable moving companies, using a few tips should bring up the best results.

  • The website of a reputable moving company will be professional. It will contain detailed information: address, contact info and all required license numbers, including the company DOT (Department of Transportation) number. Moving companies can be verified at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.
  • Check online ratings and reviews. The Better Business Bureau allows you to see a detailed profile of any accredited company. You’re able to read reviews and see if there have been any complaints.
  • For long distance moves, any company being considered should be licensed and insured. Check with both the USDOT (Department of Transportation) and the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) to verify this information.

Receiving Estimates – Once you have narrowed down your search for moving companies, it is then recommended to receive at least three Estimates from different companies. Depending on the size of the move, having an in home estimate is advised. You can request these appointments online, by providing your move details on websites of moving companies. Alternatively, depending on the size of your move, you can also schedule a video estimate. For a DIY move, online websites such as PODS(https://www.pods.com/resource-center/moving-and-storage-calculator) allows you to calculate the container size you will need.

Create A Moving Timeline – Having your Moving Timeline and any checklists and organizational documents online is a great tool. They can be used individually, or shared for use amongst a group of people on multiple computers. Every time something is edited or updated, it can be seen everywhere by everyone.

Sell Online – The Internet is a great place to sell things that won’t be making the move. You may be able to sell everything online without even needing to hold a garage sale. Some common online sites are eBay, craigslist, Facebook.

Moving Supplies – New moving supplies can be ordered online and delivered to your home. As moving boxes and some moving supplies can be recycled, there are also online companies that specialize in selling used boxes, Used Cardboard Boxes(https://www.usedcardboardboxes.com) is one of them. Gently used moving supplies from individuals can be found at low costs, or even free at many online websites, such as craigslist.

Asking Friends For Help – A lot of today’s communication is done digitally, either through the Internet, or by text messaging. If this sounds familiar, than sending an email or message through social media, would be the go to when it’s not possible to ask for help in person.

Online Digital Storage – When making any move, locally or long distance, you want to make sure you have a back up of your computer. Reputable cloud storage companies include: Googledrive, Dropbox, and Microsoft Azure.

Who knew that planning and organizing a move entirely through the Internet could be that easy!

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