Moving to a new house can be both exciting and stressful. By planning ahead, and hiring help, you can alleviate some of the pressure and ensure your move goes smoothly.
Hiring the Perfect Movers
Professional movers with ample experience can get the job done quickly and efficiently, keeping your headache at bay. Real Simple suggested asking family members and friends who recently moved whether their experience with a specific company was positive or negative. This can help you narrow down your search by omitting professionals who were unable to provide satisfactory service. Get an estimate from a few different moving companies to ensure you nab the best deal. According to The Moving Blog, you should know whether you receive a binding or non-binding estimate from your movers. A binding estimate accounts for the final description of all of your possessions, while a non-binding estimate provides an approximate cost.
Asking the Right Questions
You may have unique requests or moving requirements. Make sure you ask the moving company about all services offered. For example, if you have a piano, some companies may charge a substantial fee for moving a piece of this size, or they may not have access to resources to move this type of item at all. Also, ask companies whether they offer insurance. Damages to your personal items can wind up being pricey, and sentimental belongings are impossible to replace. Consider moving certain items yourself or moving them to a storage unit until you know you can safely move them into your new home.
Preparing for the Big Day
Before officially moving, call your preferred company to confirm both addresses and the start time. Consider having a backup plan if something goes awry. Make sure you have keys to both homes. Also, ask a friend or family member to be present at whichever home you are not at during the move, so the movers can speak with someone onsite if an issue comes up.
Tipping Your Helpers
Movers can help make this seemingly stressful day go far easier. Express your gratitude by providing cold water and snacks throughout the day. The Apartment Guide Blog suggested asking the company what their tipping policy is or providing anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of the total price of the moving cost. Before moving, reach out to a local SecurCare Self Storage facility to discuss storage options during your move.