If you're moving to a new home for the first time in several years, you may be overwhelmed with where to start. One thing you can do is book a full-service moving company and use the various services they offer. This will save you from a lot of work and worry. Extra services cost more, but it's worth it for the convenience. Here's a look at some of the services the moving companies may offer.
Packing And Unpacking
Packing up your belongings is a huge help when you have to move, especially if you're doing so at the last minute. The movers come in with specialty equipment and boxes to load your things and then they unpack them in your new house just like they found them. Your new home will have silverware in the drawers, dishes in cabinets, and clothing in drawers and closets waiting and ready for you. If your work company is reimbursing you for the cost of the move, you definitely want to consider using this service. If you have to pay for it out of pocket, try to fit it into your budget and consider the cost is worth it if you can afford it just for the stress it takes off your shoulders.
The best place to get packing and moving supplies is from a moving company. They have boxes designed to hold glasses and wardrobe boxes made for hanging clothing from your closet. This makes packing and unpacking so much easier than if you do it yourself. You can buy sturdy boxes, boxes designed for specialty uses, packing tape, and bubble wrap for packing. You can also rent moving pads, furniture protectors, and hand trucks if you need them to help move your things around as you prepare your belongings.
Your moving company may offer furniture dismantling, which can save you a lot of work and ensure that you don't destroy your things by taking them apart the wrong way. Even if you pack your own things, you can pay the movers to take legs off tables, and break down other furniture to it's flattest form so it is easier to move. In addition, the company may get your appliances ready too if you need help disconnecting your appliances from their power source. Then when you get to your new home, the movers will put your furniture back together and set up your appliances. If you're not handy with tools, this is a good service to consider or you might end up with wobbly tables and other problems that are eliminated when a professional handles the work.
Sometimes it is difficult to coordinate the timing of a move. You may need to move out of your house and stay in a hotel until your new home is ready. If that happens, your mover can load up your belongings and store them in a warehouse until you are ready to have them delivered to your new home. This is the most convenient way of storing your things, and it saves you from having them delivered to a self-storage unit or a friend's garage and go through the moving process a second time.
The moving company you choose is an expert in the process of moving so they know all the tricks and tips that will make the event an easier process for you. So, in addition to booking the mover on the day you want to move, talk to the company about the services they offer so you can choose the ones that will help you the most.