Moving to a different location is a lot of adjustment. There are too many things to consider such as the place, the environment and proximity to other places such as workplace, church, market, mall and school. So, it is no joke because there is a risk in moving to another place. Another thing that we need to consider is the process of moving out. But do not worry about it, because there are lots of things that you need to know when moving to another location.
The first question is, when is the best time to move? You must take everything into consideration when deciding on the best time for you to move. But remember, summer and the beginning and end of each month are busy for moving companies. In short, avoid these months as much as possible.
If you don’t know a moving company that can help you, better ask your friends, neighbors, relatives or co-workers. If you can, check the company’s background. Investigate if they provide a good service by searching them online and get feedback, so that in the future, you can do business again with them if you decide to move again to another location.
Also, you better ask yourself as to when you should contact moving companies for estimates. If I were you, provide the moving company notice as much as possible. It is best for you to at least communicate four to six weeks before your desired moving date.
When the relocation consultant arrives at your home, they he or she will perform a visual survey of your items. They should be able to see all the items that are being moved so that the consultant can provide you with an accurate estimate. Make sure to advise beforehand the consultant about the items that are not included so that you won’t be overcharged as the consultant will calculate the weight, packing cost and any charges related to your move.
Before you move out, make sure you have sold all the items that you don’t need anymore. Having a garage sale is one of the fastest way to remove unnecessary items. In that way, you will lessen the risk that the consultant might bring unwanted items which means additional charge.
You also need to be organized. Don’t do it a day before you move out. Packed the things that you need to pack. Avoid cramming.
Make sure that the house is clean before you move out. Wash the dishes, do your laundry, disconnect your computers, stereos and pack your suitcases.
Those things that you don’t want to be packed, mark them as DO NOT PACK. In that way, the consultant will not touch it. You can also remind them beforehand of the things that you will carry yourself.
Lastly, if you will move out, communicate with the driver a day before. Provide your phone number, you may also ask the number of the driver. What if the driver got lost or did not arrive on time? That’s why it is better to exchange numbers because to know the whereabouts of the driver.
These tips can surely help you be aware on what to do and whatnot.