We just updated our free downloadable moving preparation checklist filled with moving tips and helpful reminders that make sure that you are prepared for your move. Starting from a month before your move all the way to moving day itself, it is a tool designed to keep you on track.
Moving and Packing Tips to Make Your Move Easier
At All State Movers Inc. the most common compliment from our customers is that hiring us was the best decision they could have made. Planning for a big move is the first and most important tip we have to offer when moving long distances. The following tips are what we fell are the most important things to consider when moving:
1. Research and Evaluate:
Consider distances, volume, and expenses. Then begin the process of shopping for a mover. Compare experience, get referrals, read online reviews and speak to representatives personally. Just because the company is big and established doesn’t mean they always have your best interest in mind. Get your quotes and ask as many questions as you can. Asking questions doesn’t cost you, not knowing will.
2. Take Inventory:
It may seem like a good idea at first to get rid of lots of things before a long distance move since many movers will charge you based on how much stuff you have but we suggest start be weighing out the value (both sentimental and monetary) of each piece of furniture against the cost and effort to ship it. This way you won’t end up shipping things that are simply less expensive to replace and keeping those that will cost you more in the long run.
3. Pack Smart:
Whether you decide to pack yourself or can afford to have us pack for you the difference between the two is primarily time and money. Our expert staff of professional movers will in actuality take better care of your most precious items. Valuable items, larger and more expensive furniture usually require special packing materials that ensure your most valued possessions make the trip safely and intact. Nothing cost of regret when things get packed improperly can be devastating. With our years of experience and dedicated staff, we have the necessary knowledge to ensure that your upcoming move is successful.
4. Ship or Drive your Car:
Ask yourself is it really worth it to move/ship your car? If you have made the decision to hire professional movers move your home does it make sense to also have your vehicles shipped as well. The first thing you need to consider is the cars reliability and worth. Second the length of the move and familiarity of the highways, roads, places to stay and areas you will be traveling through to get to your final destination safely. Consider the cost of driving the car yourself or hiring a driver? The expense of shipping the average vehicle across the country averages about $1000. Once you’ve done the math the decision should easy to justify.
5. Be Emotionally Prepared:
This may sound funny, but preparing yourself emotionally for your move can prove to be extremely beneficial. At All State Movers Inc. we know how stressful a move can be on the whole family especially when your final destination is a different state. All State Movers Inc. offers you not only our experience in various moves for individual, families and businesses. We are well versed in our ability to address the needs across every state and most locations in the country. Our professional staff works hard to ensure the best treatment throughout your moving process. You can rest assure knowing our moving coordinators will make the whole process smooth and easy from planning stage to moving day.
6. Pack before moving date:
Have your boxes packed and goods ready to go when the team shows up. That includes removing all pictures from the walls before moving day. Helps speed up the moving process, and is more time efficient.
7. Box packing tip:
Remember, the heavier the item, the smaller the box. It is much easier to carry a small heavy box. Use large boxes to pack lighter items, and avoid over-packing. Make sure to fill all voids in the boxes with packing paper or bubble wrap to avoid crushed / caved in boxes.