Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. If you plan out your move in advance and start packing early, you'll eliminate a lot of the stress you might otherwise experience. Leaving things until the last minute isn't a good plan for moving. Here are a few other tips for moving and dealing with movers.
Get Your Estimate Early During Busy Season
Movers are busy during the summer months since people tend to move when school is out and the weather is nice. You'll want to call your mover several weeks ahead of your moving date to get an estimate and plan your move. If you're moving in the winter or early spring, a last-minute move will probably be easier than in the summer.
Show The Movers Everything You'll Move
Your moving company needs to know everything you want to put on the truck, so go through each room, your attic, and crawl space or basement with the moving company representative and confirm what you will take and what says behind, such as major appliances.
The mover uses this information to determine the volume of things you'll move as well as the weight. This determines your price quote. If you don't show the mover everything you'll take, or if you change your mind and decide to take furniture you had planned to leave behind, that could change the final price.
Learn About Prohibited Items
There are some items that aren't allowed on a moving truck. You might discuss these as the mover goes through your house to give you an estimate. Plants, chemicals, and perishable foods are some of the items that probably won't be allowed, so make other arrangements for them so you won't have things left in your home the moving company won't take.
Pack Your Own Bags
Unless you're just moving to a new home in your current city, you'll want to pack a bag for each member of your family so you have a few supplies when you get to your new home. The moving company truck may not arrive on the same day as you if you're making a long-distance move.
You'll want personal items, a change of clothing, medications, and personal documents with you for easy access so they don't get lost in a sea of boxes. While you'll want to choose what you'll take and pack it yourself, you don't have to pack the rest of your home if you don't want to. You can let the movers pack and unpack for you and make your move even easier.
For more information, contact local movers.