Tips for a successful Move
You should plan early to avoid leaving anything behind that you started doing it at the last minute. Reach out to the moving company in your area 60 days prior to the day of moving. Planning ahead helps to make sure that important things are not left behind. Furthermore, it helps you to select a moving date in a period when demand is low which in turn lowers the cost of moving.
Get at least three written in-home estimates
A moving company representative from the local moving company that you have hired should come to your home and carry out a visual survey of all your belongings and items that are to be moved. This allows you to get a rough estimate of the amount of money that it might cost. In addition to that, is that it helps you to land the best moving company in terms of the flexibility, affordability, reliability and cost efficiency.
Hire a licensed and insured company
Check the company’s credibility with the Better Business Bureau or through its website. You can also ask family and friends for referrals and recommendations to ensure that you are hiring a reputable mover with a sufficient network and who is properly licensed.
Pack everything correctly
Pack an overnight bag which contains all the essentials e.g. cash, coins, jewelry, and laptop, which can be used the following day. If the next day you are going to work, carry the clothes to be worn in a separate bag. Start by packing the items that are most needed in a plastic bin e.g. eating utensils, toilets papers, paper towels etc.
Wrap your breakable items e.g. dishes and glasses in clothing to save on bubble wraps and label what is in the boxes, the exact room each item should go and place an extra cotton pad to keep the items from breaking.
Feel acquainted with your new area
Make friends with your new neighbors. Start off by informing your soon-to-be-neighbors that you’ll be moving in and the kind of vehicle you will use to move in. Find an appropriate restaurant and a suitable club that you may want to join. Get to interact with people by engaging in various activities and you will adapt quite easily to the new surroundings.
The moving company has its own particular network where you can reach them if you have any complaints or questions about their services. Ensure that the moving company answers your questions with clarification and in case there are any damages follow up to receive compensation.