How to get prepared for your relocation
Finding the right moving companies when moving to a new place can be stressful! So is the process of getting free moving quotes in your area with the service that best fits your needs. The goal is to move efficiently and a get stress-free experience. By just filling a simple form online, you can get quotes for both your local and long distance move from various companies.
If you are moving interstate or cross-country, you need a licensed and insured mover. Make sure to go through customer reviews from various online forums to determine the best Calhoun Georgia cheap moving companies. There are multiple types of movers you can choose from, depending on your move.
Long distance movers
There are many companies licensed to operate long distance moves. When looking for a suitable mover, make sure that the moving trucks are duly inspected and fit for the moves. You also need to check the size of the truck that will be allocated to you. A simple mistake can be very costly to you. You must look beyond the prices offered for the cheap moving services.
Moving storage services
A moving and storage company should have enough space for all your items. If your budget allows, you can consider hiring a full service moving company to handle your move. Get multiple quotes from various movers and compare the service rates.
Packing tips for moving
If you've never moved before, packing office or household goods can be one of the most frustrating processes. If you stay organized and do everything one step at a time, you can avoid some of these frustrations.
Last minute packing can cause headache and confusion
To avoid all that, stay organized by;
- Set a good plan
- Get supplies and everything you need in front of you before you start packing
- Pack early
- Decide on a trusted company that will help in heavy lifting; to load and unload your stuff
A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.
Get all the packing supplies you need like packing tape, boxes, padding materials and marking materials
Pack one room at a time
It's a real time saver when it comes to unpacking in your new destination.
Label your boxes
Mark all tops and sides of your boxes and the name of the room the items belong in and specify its contents. For instance; "Margaret's bedroom items" is better than labeling "bedroom." In general
Color-coded sticker items
Since you will be using similar cartons and boxes, a color-coded sticker can help in the unloading process. E.g., you can code all your bathroom items with a yellow label. Once you get home, just put the yellow stickered boxes in the bathroom. It will ensure all your stuff will be dropped in their proper location.
Packing some valuables, pictures and necessary documents on your own
Try packing essential belongings such as passports, vehicle titles, family photographs, small valuables and the likes for yourself. In cases where you can't keep valuable items on your laps for the entire trip, pack such things in a box with sheets or pillows in it, well hidden and protected.
Packing heavy items
Pack heavier items in smaller boxes to ease handling. Keep the weight of appropriate boxes to a minimum by packing more substantial things in smaller boxes. Most commercial moves include bulky items. Through the trained and courteous staff, your belongings will be moved efficiently, and your business moved on time without any hitches.
Last minute packing
On your moving day, make sure you put together a bag that will contain necessary items such as toiletries, a fresh set of clothing, pillows painkillers and maybe a few dishes. These items should be towards the back of the moving truck for immediate access on transit or arrival to your destination.
Most Calhoun cheap movers will charge an extra cost on the moving labor for additional services such as packing, unpacking, extra pickup, etc. So, before you hire a moving company, make sure you have put all these things into consideration. The mover may also charge for additional costs incurred such as traffic congestion or added time added in delivery. This charge compensates the carrier for relocation services performed in areas with a higher labor rate. Get a comprehensive moving quote and for your residential moving or office moving. With all those considerations in mind, you have all the tips you need to move efficiently. Happy moving!
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.