Hiring professional moving services can be scary. The last thing you need during a time as stressful as a relocation process is to worry about movers breaking items, charge more than agreed or just disappear.
This guide is not only about answering every question you might have, rather it will help you to ask a few questions about each step in the process.
Because moving is something that most people do many times in their lives, a massive moving industry has risen from it. That means that there are many options for your move. That can be understood as bad news as well, because you might be wondering which company to choose and what services are the best ones for you. You can simply think about how many items you are planning to move, what your budget is and the distance of your move.
Decide on a company
The first step is to decide on what type of move are planning to move. Once you decided between a DIY move or a professional one, you need to find the company you are most comfortable with. You need to decide what is most important to you-whether it’s a price, reputation or equipment. Budget often has the cheaper rental prices, while U-Haul has a reputation for good trucks that are easy to load and comfortable to drive. Making a decision is all about priorities and it will take a little bit of research on your part to decide on a local moving company.
Set a moving date and make a reservation
Now that you decided on the right company and moving method for your move, the next step is to choose a date for your move and make a reservation. If you decided to go with professional movers, you can call your moving company and begin the booking process. You can book over the phone and request a moving quote on a website. It is very simple, but it doesn’t mean that there is no need to put any thought into this step. If you are looking to hire professional movers, the best thing to do is to reserve a weekend because you can have more time for settling in. These are the busiest days for moving companies and they need to be scheduled in advanced. If you are flexible at all with your date, try experimenting with different dates and call a relocation specialist to check if there is a spot available for your relocation.
Make arrangements for furniture assembly and move specialty items
If you have bulky items the best option would be to hire professionals to help you disassemble and load these items into a moving truck. If you are moving on your own you can hire professional to only load your items without moving them to the new location. Professional movers are going to take care of your items with respect and they can move them faster and more efficient than inexperienced friends. You can always make photos of your items just to be safe and after the move is done you can review the mover’s guarantee regarding the condition of your items upon arrival.
Be ready for the moving day
As the moving date approaches, be prepared. If you have chosen to go with a professional moving company, check the contract and call the agents to check if everything is in order and ready to go. Pack up your car or other type of vehicle with the items that movers won’t carry, like important documents or chemicals. And, always be sure that you have cash for tips if you are satisfied with the service. If you are doing a DIY move, have everything boxed up and ready to go. All the friends and family can help you out with loading the items into a truck. Be ready to welcome them. Have snacks prepared, whether you are going with professionals or with your friends. That way you will keep everyone happy and hydrated throughout the relocation process.
If you find these tips helpful, bear in mind that we have an amazing team of relocation specialists working every day to help you out with your relocation and to answer all your questions. Our Orange County Movers will help you every step of the way. You can get a free quote on our website or by calling our office. We can’t wait to move you!