Balancing Moving and Regular Life: How to Get It All DOne
We get it, moving is stressful. It isn't the actual move that causes anxiety, but the tightrope between moving and your daily routine that you're forced to walk in the weeks leading up to your move. The average American has enough on his or her plate: from working full-time to raising kids, there's a lot of tasks to be done on any given day.
But when you add moving into the mix, things get even more complicated. You're packing up everything you own, you're trying to downsize, you're cleaning out your old place...and you're doing this on top of all your other responsbilities. It can make a person go crazy.
If you're facing this, don't worry. The key to getting a move handled efficiently and effectively while also keeping your normal responsibilities under control is to plan early and thoroughly. When you make a game plan, you are controlling the way your move will go. Don't put something so important in the hands of fate; be sure to have an organized system for how you want your relocation to be carried out.
Don't Panic: What To Do If Your Moving Price Spikes
It can be jarring to find out when you're all set to move from one home to another that your price magically increased. After all, you have been quoted a price, so why is the moving company not honoring the quote they gave you?
A quote is rarely ever 100% accurate. It's a simple estimate for moving services based on the information you provided to a quote generator online or to a representative over the phone. If you aren't familiar with the moving industry, you may not know exactly what information is necessary to formulate the most accurate quote. This can lead to some misunderstandings come moving day.
There is only one type of quote that is set in stone, and that is a binding price moving quote. With this type, you will have an inspection of your moving space conducted by a professional, who will expertly assess everything you're moving.
Also, you might request additional services to be added on. These are options like packing and wrapping services, more weight being transported, unpacking, and valuation beyond the standard sixty cents per pound insurance.
If it happens that your moving price has increased, you will be the first to know about it. Reputable moving companies make it a priority to keep their customers in the loop, so you'll be able to authorize the price increase before any action is taken. If there are still misunderstandings, you should talk to your moving company and try to resolve the issue as best you can through communication.