Avoid Moving Mistakes by Hiring a Professional Moving Company
Moving is a big undertaking and can be stressful. While some people think a complete DIY move is a good option, unforeseen issues can arise at any stage of the moving process. Much of the stress and many common mistakes can be avoided with proper planning and by hiring a reputable, professional moving company.
Get Organized Early
By planning each step of your move, you’ll avoid the typical problems that happen from lack of planning.
Don’t leave packing until the last minute, you’ll end up realizing that you have more to pack than what the movers are expecting and it’s possible they will be unable to fit it all into their trucks. You may run out of packing materials and it’s possible that you may not be prepared to start when the movers arrive.
Remember to transfer your utilities or you may not have water and electricity on move-in day. Forgetting to change your address will most likely result in a delay of receiving mail at your new address. Also, neglecting to store all of your important documents in an orderly fashion will probably get you into trouble when you can’t find the necessary paperwork when you need it.
Try to not do anything last minute. By staying one step ahead and planning the important details of your move, you will less likely be in a rush and doing last minute errands. Hiring a moving company last-minute or having an unrealistic budget will likely result in you paying much more than you originally anticipated.
Get Rid of the Clutter
There are plenty of things in your house that you haven’t used in years prior to your move. Why would you pay a moving company to pack up these unnecessary items and move them only to have to find a use and some space for it in your new residence?
Have a garage sale, donate items to charity, or simply throw unused items away. You will end up saving yourself the time and trouble in the end and you won’t end up paying extra charges when your moving company arrives and they discover you have way stuff to move than they were expecting.
Do Your Research
Inexperienced movers may lack the required know-how that is necessary for safely moving all of your possessions. Your moving experience will quickly turn tragic when your box of china gets dropped and your wood floors get scratched.
Get an estimate on what your move will cost and exactly what that cost includes. Once you have decided on a moving company, get everything in writing. Otherwise, they could end up requesting more money than was originally negotiated. Worse case scenario, they end up holding all of your possessions hostage until they receive your money.
The solution to the problem of hiring incompetent movers is to carefully research all of your options before hiring a moving company. Do not put down any kind of deposit until you are absolutely sure that you are hiring a reputable and fully licensed company.
Hire a Professional Moving Company
Overall, while moving can be a stressful experience, it doesn’t have to be. By hiring a professional moving company that is reputable and fully licensed can help lift some of the burdens you may feel when you’re about to move to a new location.
Meelheims Transfer and Storage has over 50 years of experience and knows how to get the job done. We have a proven reputation for professionalism and efficiency. Whether your move is local or long distance, we have you covered. When you are preparing for a big move, contact Meelheims today!