Moving may not be the most enjoyable thing in the world, but a little forethought and planning makes the whole process a lot more bearable. Whether you’re an experienced mover or not, some suggestions can assist you with the details of planning and accomplishing your best move yet.
Lists are absolutely vital all throughout the moving process. They are an enormous helping hand when discussing your relocation with the moving company. List all bills, loans, credit card payments, mortgages, any monthly payments you need to remember, all future notifications- services, health providers, etc.
You will need plenty of moving supplies. Probably more then you think you even need. It’s normal for items to pop out of nowhere that need to be packed at the last minute. Make sure to collect a large amount of boxes, strong plastic packing tape, packing paper, and bubble wrap.
All of your important files or documents, such as: titles, deeds, birth certificates, bank, medical, and school records, etc. should all be kept together in one box or folder along with any other valuable items you want to keep close to you. You should transport these items yourself on moving day.
Double and triple check every room or closet in the house before you leave. It is easy to miss some things when you’re in a rush to move. It’s a good idea to decide on what you want to take with you before you move to your new location. The less you carry, the less a move will cost.Give your moving company specific information about the size and shape of any unusual rooms or passageways in your new and present locations. You should also speak with them about parking permits and space issues.
Keep in mind: summer is one of the busiest times of years for moving. Meaning, prices are going to be a little higher then they would be. If you still plan on a move in the summer, make sure to get moving estimates two months in advance of your desired moving date. Keep all estimated you acquire and other papers together in one place.
It’s imperative that you choose only moving companies with a DOT license. Avoid companies without one.