|Whether you’re moving domestically or internationally, being prepared is probably the best advice that anyone can give you when it comes to moving. Being prepared will save you time and money, and will substantially reduce your anxiety and level of stress during your move. By being prepared, you will know what to expect and you will be able to better handle surprises should they arise.|
you have a choice in terms of the time of year or time of month when
it comes to scheduling your move, moving during off peak times is recommended.
The summer is generally the busiest time of the year for the moving industry,
since many families need to relocate while school is out of session.
Furthermore, the end of the month also tends to be busier due to generally excepted business practices which often finalize the sale of a house or conclusion of a lease on the last day of the month.
it comes to choosing a mover, you have a lot of options. If your move
is arranged though your employer or the US Government, you may be provided
with a list of approved transportation service providers. If your move
is arranged privately, may want to asked friends and/or coworkers for
recommendations and find out what experiences they have had. We also
recommend that you check with the Better Business Bureau, as well as
industry trade associations to narrow your search.
It is recommended that you obtain at least three separate written estimates for your move. This gives you the ability to compare price, services provided, and schedule availability. It is important to mention here that you should not only consider price when choosing your mover, reputation, years of service, and services provided should also weigh heavily in your decision. Carefully compare each estimate and choose the company that best fits your budget and service requirements. Once you obtained your estimates and you have chosen your mover, contact your mover and inform the company of your intended moving dates.
packing your valued belongings is essential in assuring that your shipment
arrives at its destination in the same condition as it was loaded. While
we recommend that you have your belongings professionally packed, you
may choose to pack less valuable or less fragile items yourself. However,
you need to keep in mind that your carrier will not usually accept liability
for damage to items in boxes that have been packed by the owner.
You should be present when your belongings are being packed, so that any issues that arise during the compiling of your inventory can be resolved prior to you signing it. Make sure that the inventory is complete and that all copies are legible. Especially valuable items should be listed separately for insurances purposes. Check with your carrier for information on properly insuring your shipment.
on the size of your move, it may take several days to prepare your goods
for loading. As mentioned previously, being prepared will reduce the
time needed to complete that process. While your mover makes every effort
to be available on the agreed upon dates, equipment availability may
occasionally affect your loading date.
Should you have any issues after the move is completed, make sure to contact your mover as soon as possible. While you do have some time to file a claim in the event that there is any damage, the sooner you do it the easier it is to follow up on any lost or misplaced items. Check with your carrier far specific procedures and/or regulations governing the filing and processing of claims.