You never know when you will have to sell your house and move to a new place, but unfortunately, that was what I was faced with a few years back. I realized that I was really having a difficult time making ends meet, and so I started evaluating my options. Moving and relocating was simple, and I was really focused on saving cash. I found a cheaper apartment that worked well for my needs, and I began cutting out extra expenses to pare down the spending. I wanted to start a new website all about moving without the mayhem, so I made this little blog.
Moving is never a lot of fun, and for some people, moving on their own is not an option. Hiring a moving company to move your belongings to a new home can offer some benefits, and for some people, the cost of hiring the movers and the truck is worth it.
Planning Your Move
It is a good idea to plan ahead and book your movers several months early if you can. If you wait too long, it might be hard to get the movers for the date you need, and it could cost more because you are hiring them at the last minute.
If you are moving across the country, you may want to hire a national mover, but if you are moving across town, a local moving company could be a better option. The smaller company is often lower-priced, and they are more likely to have openings in the schedule.
If you are living in an apartment on a second or third floor, let the moving company know ahead of time so they can bring the right equipment with them. You should also let them know if you have something substantial like a piano or some large furniture that needs to come down the stairs and may require additional manpower to ensure it does not get damaged.
The moving company may charge a little more for a move to or from an upstairs apartment or condo, especially if they do need additional help, and if you don't let them know beforehand, they could show up and refuse to move you because they don't have what they need.
Packing Your Belongings
The moving company will expect you to have your home packed and ready when they arrive. The crew can then move the boxes and furniture to the truck. However, there are a few companies that offer some packing and unpacking services. White glove moving services, which is one option, are available with select movers, but the cost of the move is going to go up if you opt for a service like this.
Most companies that offer packing services do not pack the entire house but will help with packing specific kinds of items. The same is true for unpacking, but the movers will put the boxes in the correct rooms for you and help you get the furniture laid out before they leave.
There may be a time you need to move an appliance that you bought. If you are planning on taking a washer and dryer or a refrigerator with you, this is something the mover needs to know upfront. Most movers will want to have an appliance dolly with them if they need to move a fridge or other appliances.
To learn more, contact a moving company.Share