10 Things That You Can Do To Make Your Move Less Stressful
At Buehler Companies, we understand that moving your house is stressful. There are many things that you have to remember to do. We want to help you make your moving process a whole lot easier.
So I asked our Sales staff to supply a list of things that would help to smooth out your move and they cracked their heads together and this is what we came up with for you.
We hope that it helps to ensure that your move is as successful as possible.
Schedule your move early – It may seem as simple as calling a moving company and picking a day right? What happens if you delay and the moving company can’t accommodate? It is very important to schedule your move as soon as you have a date. It’s a lot easier to cancel a move than it is to try to scramble to find moving companies that can help you at the last minute.
Avoid moving Thursday, Friday or Saturday if possible – These days can be the busiest days of the month and you will likely get a higher rate if the moving company is at capacity.
Be Flexible – If you are flexible with start times, end times and over all moving dates, then you will find that your moving company can complete the work necessary and more efficiently.
Discuss Delivery Spreads – In this industry, weather and traffic can affect when your items will be delivered. Guaranteed delivery dates create more service failures than positive moving experiences. Ask your moving company to call you at least 24 hours prior to delivery to let you know that they are on the way. Also, you should hire a moving company that offers a tracking system to track your shipment while it’s in transit.
Keep personal valuables with you – If you have coin collections, jewelry or items that are priceless, just keep those with you at all times. If you can’t take these items with you, then be sure to purchase valuation coverage on your move and fill out a high value inventory form. If your moving company does not offer you a high value inventory form, then you probably shouldn’t use that company.
De-clutter prior to your move – Most moving estimates are based on volume and weight of your shipment. Save yourself some money by having a garage sell instead of paying to have it moved.
Avoid making travel plans on the day of your move – You never know what is going to happen on your moving day. Avoid having to rush to an airport at the last minute and plan to be at your home during the move if at all possible.
Cone off the parking area – A truck is coming, help the movers out by making sure there is a place for them to park. This can also save you money if you are paying the movers by the hour.
Kennel your pets – There is a lot going on during move day and we don’t want to loose your furry friends! Keep them in a safe place during the moving process with food and water.
Keep your phone turned on until the day of your move – Sometimes the movers get lost and may need to call for directions or clarification on your move. Keeping your phone on and being able to communicate is essential.
We hope that these 10 tips help you in your moving process. If you have any questions, please give us a call and we will be glad to help out! 303-388-4000