How to plan your long distance or local move efficiently!
Planning Your Move
Planning Your Upcoming Move - A long distance move however is a big undertaking, and putting in the time to plan can be extremely helpful. As with any move, it is recommended that you begin some of the rudimentary planning steps as soon as you have made the decision to relocate.
Should You Move Yourself or Hire a Moving Company - This question is predicated on the size and scope of your move. Typically, the larger the scale, the more we would recommend a moving company, as they have the experience and training needed to perform even the largest jobs quickly and efficiently.
How to Choose A Moving Company - Once you have decided to hire a moving company, there will no doubt be numerous options available to you. The goal is to find the one that provides the most bang for your buck when it comes to their services, experience, and availability.
How Far in Advance Should You Book Movers - Basically, as soon as you have decided on a moving date, it become important to secure a provider who is available, within your budget, and offers all the services your particular move will require. Getting them signed up now prevents headaches later on.
How long will it take for my Items to be delivered? - Most items can be delivered at the same time, especially if there is only one moving truck involved. If however there are more than one vehicle, or if some of the items require specialized transportation and care, then you should probably expect delays in their arrival.
When Is the Best Time to Move? - This depends on a variety of factors, the size of your move, the location you are departing, the location you are arriving at, as well as the time of year and seasonal elements for both locations. Your moving provider should be able to advise you in this regard.
Moving Terminology - During each phase of the move you will be presented with terms you may not be familiar with. It is important that prior to embarking on a move, you understand the terminology; this will ensure that you are receiving and paying for the services you require and have agreed upon.
Avoid Moving Scams - Everyone has the right to have their belongings moved without fear of being scammed. Be diligent and thorough in your research. The majority of these are reputable, however, some not so reputable moving companies have also surfaced with the intent to deceive their customers.
Moving in a Hurry - Sometimes we don’t have the luxury of weeks or months to plan and prepare a move. Sometimes things have to happen in the short term. Do not be deterred. As always, proper planning can make even a short notice move an efficient and rewarding experience.
Moving a Small Load - Sometimes the load you are moving will be less than the minimum required by some moving providers. No worries, there are providers that specialize in small moves. Do the proper research for a provider in your area and have them provide an estimate for you.