Moving from place to place can be challenging. There are many unexpected twist and turns on the road to your new home, office, jobsite or warehouse. Our moving experts can help alleviate all of the pressures of relocation. With locations based in Arizona, California and Oregon; residential, commercial and global moving is our specialty. Many years of expertise in moving allow us to maintain that your goods arrive safely and in a timely manner.
If you’re preparing for a move, take a look at this moving checklist to ensure that you have a smooth move. Follow these tips:
- Do: inventory your stuff
Create a detailed list of all items, noting their condition and any identifying information. Take photos of valuable items and label boxes clearly.
- Don’t: guesstimate how much you have
Guessing the number of items on a moving quote can result in inaccurate pricing, leading to unexpected costs or a shortage of space.
- Do: thoroughly research moving companies to find the best and most affordable movers near you
Researching moving companies helps you find a reputable, trustworthy company that fits your needs and budget. It can prevent scams, hidden fees, and damaged items.
- Don’t: hire your second cousin’s boyfriend
Hiring unprofessional, untrained, or uninsured movers can result in damaged items, lost possessions, and liability issues. It’s safer to hire a reputable moving company.
- Do: get on-site estimates
Getting an onsite estimate from a moving company allows for a more accurate quote and the opportunity to ask questions about services, timelines, and any special requirements or concerns. It can prevent surprises on moving day.
- Don’t: get an over-the-phone estimate
An estimate over the phone does not allow the estimator to get an accurate assesment of job details. Even the best information given over the phone doesn’t beat an in person assesment.
- Do: compare bids (apples to apples)
Comparing moving company quotes ensures you get the best value for your money, identify any hidden fees, and choose a company that fits your needs and budget.
- Don’t: choose a company that’s significantly cheaper
Choosing a significantly cheaper moving company can be a red flag for scams, low-quality service, hidden fees, or unreliable timelines. It’s important to choose a reputable company that provides quality service at a fair price.
- Do: prepare for the big moving day
Being prepared is key and allows for things to run smoothly and cost effective. Eliminating wasteful movements, hours and efforts.
- Don’t: procrastinate
Just as with anything else, procrastinating could lead to not getting moved on time. We never know when something may arise and there is only so much time in the day. Make sure to get ahead of the timeline if possible to ensure that any moving deadlines are met.