Use these three tips to plan a seamless move once you’re ready to move into your new home.
1. Find a Reliable and Flexible Moving Company Within Your Budget
If you decide to hire movers to assist with your relocation, you’ll want to make sure you find the right company for the job. And when it comes to the right moving company, reliability and flexibility are key.
Most movers will first want to review where you currently live and how much needs to be moved. This includes whatever you want it to include, from furniture to pretty much anything you can fit in a box (though many moving companies do have exceptions regarding what they’ll move).
A representative from the company then provides a quote for the total cost of the move. Prices range from one organization to the next and can vary depending on the size of the move, the destination, and more.
For example, people who move from one state to another are often charged higher prices because the move requires more mileage than a move across town. According to Moving.com, other factors that impact cost can include
packing services, assembling and dissembling furniture, excessive stair climbing, and more.
2. Make Sure the Site is Ready for Movers to Arrive
One of the most common reasons that a move is delayed is because a site isn’t ready for the move. In many cases, movers show up to apartments or homes to find that the homeowners haven’t done any packing at all. Depending on the size of the home, this could dramatically delay a move!
Even if you’re completely packed up, some site-related concerns can make a move less efficient. For example, consider the following questions that may apply to your move:
- Where will the movers enter and exit during the move? In some cases, there may only be one set of doors, while apartment buildings and bigger houses likely have several entrances. Identifying the preferred pathway in advance helps keep traffic flowing smoothly.
- Are stairs involved? If so, how many flights, and is the staircase close to your apartment?
-Is there an elevator that needs to be reserved? If so, how long are you permitted to reserve it?
- Is there a loading dock that needs to be reserved?If so, where is it, and how long are you permitted to reserve it?
-Is the building management aware that your move is taking place? Many apartment complexes and rental home properties require advanced scheduling to ensure smooth moves.
- Can movers walk between the clutter? No matter whether your apartment or rental home is large or small, everyone needs to be able to navigate through the boxes to get where they need to go.
3. Keep the End Goal in Mind
Remember: Moving into a new home is exciting. If you’ve prepared accordingly, then you’re spending a single day of hard work in return for years of enjoying your new home.
By keeping this end goal in mind, you’ll not only make the moving process easier for yourself, the movers, and your family, but you’ll ensure that your move is as rewarding as possible. Once you’re settled into your new home, you’ll be happy you put in the work ahead of time.