There are two important things to remember when you are moving: keep calm and plan ahead. When you are calm and plan ahead, you will be in control of every situation and can reassure those counting on you.
If you can expect anything in a move it is the unexpected. Something will probably break or get scratched and your nerves will be tested but remember to keep your perspective. Preventing disasters from happening seems easy enough but surprises will happen. A little preparation and planning can go a long way in minimizing potential tragedies. Hiring professional movers can also save you from making expensive mistakes. Plan ahead with these tips to have your move go smoothly.
• Do a background check on the moving company
o Do a Google search to find reviews
o Check with the Better Business Bureau
• Verify the moving companies licenses with US DOT and State DOT
• Get Movers Insurance
o Movers are limited by law on how much of your goods they are liable for in damage
• Make a list of your inventory and belongings before moving
• Find out what moving services the company performs
o Full Service Movers
o Will they switch trucks etc
It is also common to ask about expected gratuities and to get them in the contract. Have the contract state the approximate number of hours the job will take and make sure the contract clearly states all charges, pick up and packing date and delivery. Be sure to stay at your home until the movers are completed loading the truck and are ready to move to your new home or storage unit. They need signatures and you want to be sure all of your belongings are coming with you.
Follow these moving tips and your moving day will be much less stressful.