Moving to another state is not something everyone usually enjoys. To make the process as smooth as possible, below are some top tips you can use for a successful cross country moving-:
Plan ahead – from June through August, the moving calendar for good movers will be really packed. If you intend on using such services, be sure to book early enough to avoid last minute inconveniences.
Get quotes from multiple moving companies – while doing so, you should not only be concerned about the cheapest provider, but a good compromise between the services and the rates. Also remember to ask for references so that you can determine if the provider will live up to their words.
Consolidate your belongings – use the moving opportunity to do away with the extra junk in your home. Donate or throw away the items you no longer have need for.
Pack appropriately – Prior to the move, invest in good packing materials that will guarantee the safety of your possession till the next location. If you are not sure if you can pack well, then let the moving company help you out, though this might come with additional charges.
Protect your move – Sometime mishaps are inevitable during moves. Protect your move by knowing your mover’s liability so that you know exactly how liability will be shared in case of losses or damages.
Be present on the moving day – on the material day, be onsite to watch the movers load your items on the truck. Have an inventory sheet and fill out all the items, including their conditions before getting loaded on the truck.
Be reachable – once your move hit the road, ensure that you are available on your cell phone at all times. Most of the cross country moves are usually done with large trailers and sometimes, they may consolidate your move with others in the same destination. By being reachable, it will be easy for them to contact you and update you on the progress, especially on the deliver spread or the timeframe within which the delivery is expected.
Have the payment ready on the delivery ready – most of the moving companies expect payment on delivery hence you need to get prepared with the payment once the move hits your new location.
Don’t lose the inventory – use your inventory upon delivery to check if all the items were delivered in the conditions that they left the previous location.
If all goes well and you are satisfied with the services, tip the mover for great services.