Moving across the country? Take some tips from our pros at Established Moving & Storage.
When it comes to planning a long-distance move, the earlier you start planning and preparing, the better off you will be. Last minute moves are more expensive and way more stressful. You need the proper time to plan out your moving date, hire the right movers, declutter your home and make an organized move across the country. Waiting until the last minute creates a lot of headaches, especially during the packing process.
The best times to move are mid-week in the winter time. There is much more availability on Washington State moving company calendars, and you won’t be competing with tons of other people. Summer time is a popular time because kids are out of school and it won’t interrupt the school year if they need to change schools.
Once you have your new home ready to go and you’ve set your move in dates, it’s time to do some research on your movers. This is really important – quality Seattle long-distance movers can make or break your move. Start with an internet search; read reviews on Yelp, Facebook, Google, etc. to find those that look good. Narrow it down to 3-4 options and call each of those companies for a quote. A quality company will give you the best level of attention and customer service on the phone as they will during your move. If they can’t answer all your questions and make you feel comfortable about your move, then you should opt for a different company.
The real stressful process is packing all your stuff. But there is an important first step before you start packing all your belongings – you need to clean out your home. Our Seattle long-distance movers have seen too many instances of people paying to move items they don’t really want or need. Save your money and declutter your home first! Go room by room or organize similar items to decide what you want to keep, toss, or donate.
Now that you have cleaned out your home, it’s time to organize and pack your belongings. Do yourself a favor and make an inventory list of your items, and LABEL YOUR BOXES. Not a joke. It is the worst feeling knowing that you need something and can’t remember what box you put it in. Save yourself time when you get to your new home. Write the box label number or name on the inventory list so you know exactly where everything is.
Many people don’t quite understand how moving insurance works. A reputable Washington State moving company is required to offer a basic level of moving insurance, but this moving insurance only covers $0.60 per pound. Make sure you ask your moving company if they offer any full-coverage insurance; otherwise, it’s a smart idea to purchase your own policy.
Long-distance moving doesn’t have to be a pain. Our team at Established Moving & Storage is here to help you make a successful move no matter where you go. You can trust our Seattle long-distance movers to get the job done right. Relax. We got this.