Planning Ahead For A Move
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The rumors are true, moving your home or office is one of the most stressful tasks in anyone’s life. It may seem easy, just hire some movers, pack some items, and it will all be quick and simple. But there are a few things people do not realize about moving. The number one tip I can give to someone who is moving is to plan and plan well. When it comes time to relocate, planning ahead can help save time, money and your hair!
There are a couple simple tasks to be done before even hiring a moving company. First, if you have kids, talk to them about moving and changing schools and make sure everything is ok with them. Some kids may become very uncomfortable with the moving process, loosing friends and having to make new ones in another school. It is very important that the children are considered when moving and relocating.
When actually hiring a moving company the most important task is to find a mover that is qualified to move homes and offices. This means that they are licensed, insured and have a good track record of successful moves. When finding a mover, cross-reference them in the Better Business Bureau, find reviews on Yelp, Yellow Pages, or many other sites that people post reviews on. When reading reviews be sure to read all the bad reviews. Many moving companies post fake reviews to make themselves look better so picking and choosing which ones are genuine is important. Now, most movers will have a few bad reviews so read them carefully. It is not a bad thing for them to have one or two bad ones. Moving is a very accident prone business and nobody is going to be perfect %100 of the time. Good judgment is key when researching.
Packing and Moving With Efficiency
The most important part of packing your home is planning for it. Plan it out over the course of a couple weeks and do a little here and a little there. Many people under estimate the difficulty of packing even when they are looking forward to the move. The best advice that I can give to someone who is in the packing process is to organize well. This means label boxes by contents and room, leave the everyday items to be packed last, and communication with the movers about what is going to be moved.
Movers charge by the hour. The less prepared the consumer is the more time the movers will be there. What I like to do and this is a very good way to move is to only have the movers move the furniture and boxes. Any smaller items should be packed away safely into boxes and put into the garage. The most efficient way to prepare the home before movers arrive is to have everything packed into boxes and put in the garage. This way all the movers have to move is large furniture items and the boxes. This can be a great way to save money on movers.