3 Packing Tips & 11 Tips for After the Move

  1. Online Quotes are Convenient
  2. Your Helpful Hints for Moving Out of State
  3. The Items Tips for Moving Out
  4. The Items that Need Extra Tips for Packing to Move
  5. 11 Moving Tips After Your Move
  6. Preparation is Key

1. Online Quotes are Convenient

In order to get instant online moving quotes, you need to have all of your information on hand to provide to the moving company. Instant online moving quotes can be convenient, but it’s up to you to provide the details. Once you have instant online moving quotes, you can begin worrying about packing and relocating. Here is some of the key information that you’ll want to have on hand as you look to work with a moving company to receive a quote as well as some advice for packing for a move.

2. Your Helpful Hints for Moving Out of State

How far do you intend to move? Do you know the exact mileage between your starting and end points? This information will be critical to your state to state mover quote. As the moving company looks to determine the value of your move, it will need to know the travel details. This will give the business an idea of how much it needs to spend on transportation and how fast you want it to be there. Normally if you want your good to be there quickly it will cost a premium rate.

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3. The Items Tips for Moving Out

How valuable are the items in the inventory that you’re moving? Are there items that need special care along the way? If this is the case, the moving company may have different insurance options to offer you. It’s important to provide this information to the company as you look for a quote. Some businesses may also need to charge extra to ensure that your items can be packaged appropriately for the move. In turn, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that none of your items are susceptible to damage.


4. The Items that Need Extra Tips for Packing to Move

Do some of your items need to be disassembled and re-assembled on-site or once you arrive at your new location? Are some of your items overweight and difficult to move? Are you stuck on how to efficiently pack to move? Moving companies need to know this before they provide you with a quote. This can give the business a better idea of how much extra effort they need to put into helping you move.

It’s important to remember that the more information you can provide the moving company, the more likely it is that your quote will be accurate. As you look to get a fresh start in a new place, make sure you have these three key pieces of information on hand. In turn, you can make it easier for a moving company to create a quote for you in a short amount of time.

5. 11 Moving Tips After Your Move

  1. You need to get to your new home before the movers do. Make sure you adjust the temperature so it is comfortable for everyone. Make sure you don’t park in the way of the moving truck, or the path the movers will need to unload your possessions. 
  2.  As said before, you need to have a decent supply of water and soda to keep everyone hydrated. This will keep stress down, and keep everyone cool if you are moving on a hot day. 
  3.  Contain your pets, for everyone’s safety.
  4. Make plans to stay in your home until the movers have finished. They will probably have a lot of questions on where to place boxes, and how you would like to have your furniture organized. 
  5. If you assist the movers in putting everything in the appropriate rooms, unpacking will be much easier for you later.
  6. The first thing you want to do is decide where you want the heavy articles of furniture to be placed. It will be a lot easier for you to unpack around those items instead of having to move them around by yourself later.
  7. As the items are being unloaded, make sure nothing has endured any damage during the move. If you do find damage on anything, let the foreman know immediately. He will need to amend the paperwork.
  8. Don’t sign the contract until you have made sure that all damaged or missing items are noted.
  9. Do a walk-through of your new house with the foreman to find any damages done to your home during the moving process.
  10. Prepare to make any payments when the job is done. The last thing you need is to be held up at the end of the day with a payment dispute.
  11. Once you are unpacked and settled, have a housewarming party to help you feel more comfortable in your new home.

6. Preparation is Key

On the day of the move, it can feel like everything is happening so fast. With all the hustle and bustle, it can be hard to keep track of some things. The best way to remain organized is to create a checklist or find one online. Moving Authority provides a checklist that you can use to keep things organized throughout the moving process. Keeping organized is the key to a successful move. After the move is over, make sure that all your goods made it to the new location. Also be sure that there is no damage to any of your items. So, it turns out that there are a lot more than three pieces of information you need for a move. Regardless, you can still get a very good estimate with just these three bits.



Ash Carter

5 years, 5 months ago

Hey guys, what storage options would you recommend for needing a lot of things at once but not having the space in my new place. Should I get a POD-like thing? how much do they cost typically?



Adam P

5 years, 5 months ago

Well if you way out your options you may want to get pricing from Moving Companies and storage facilities as well. Many moving companies let you use the blankets in the storage for free and also give you a month for free if they do your move. We really need to know how much there is to figure the space needed for the storage, I would advise you to USE THE CALCULATE TOOL and add your inventory into the tool.


Louise N

5 years, 1 month ago

Good Day,
After the walk through with the foreman there was 2 holes in the wall that was not there before we moved in. They do not want to take responsibility for the damage. What should I do?

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Ashley Richmond

5 years, 1 month ago

If you have already received and filled a claim form from them, and they still won't take responsibility, you have the option to take them to small claims court to get your money from them in order to repair the damage on your walls.

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