Moving out is one of the hardest things you will need to do in your life. A very stressful event that requires your full attention. This is an event that everyone experiences at least once in their life. That is why you need to be prepared for it both physically and mentally. The feelings that make you stay home are a part of this mental challenge. If you are sure that you will have a better life when you move, you have to ignore those feelings! Whether you are moving for work, school, or whatever else, the process will be quite painstaking. This article will be a Master Moving Guide, made to help you go through your move with ease.
You won’t have to do this if you hire a company!
Making the decision where to move
Deciding where to move is a very big part of the whole process. When you know where you are moving, you will create a mindset that will benefit you a lot. Ask yourself some important questions like:
“Does it have everything you need to start your business?”
“Can you find an apartment that is close to your workplace or school?”
“If you cannot, can you get a roommate in order to share the expenses?”
“Is there an option to have a part-time job while attending classes?”
If you can answer these questions, then you are one step closer to determining where you will live. But you are not there yet, you have some more questions that need answering. Such as fitting in a society that will maybe frown upon your hobby in which you take great pride and pleasure? They may also have a different mindset about many things concerning regular lifestyle things. When you answer all of these, then it is up to you to decide on the city.
Being organized during your move is one of the most crucial things. You never want sudden surprises that will put pressure on you and your movers. This is why proper organization is vital. When you are properly organized you will have anticipated many of the problems, and have thought of possible solutions for them. You also have to book a couple of weeks in advance. This helps you, and it helps your movers. It helps you because it leaves you with enough time to conduct everything at a regular pace. You will not have to constantly be in a hurry. So, just start early and move with ease.
Having a moving checklist is vital for the move.
This includes creating a moving checklist. When you have a checklist, you will know when and what should be done at a specific moment. Consult your movers and show them your checklist, and they will probably be happy to help you with it.
Hiring a company
When hiring a moving company, you have to make sure they are reliable. There are many companies that want to scam you out of your money. The first thing you need to do is check their online reviews. However, be wary of overly positive reviews. These can be fake reviewers the company use just to make their score appear bigger. After you checked their reviews, give them a call to get a free estimate. Some companies offer free estimates and it would be wise to use such a service. An estimate is the approximate price of the move. This includes weight of your items, distance to your new home, types of items you are moving and more. There are three types of estimates and you should consider every option, as all of them have their pros and cons.
Types of estimates
Binding estimate – a binding estimate is when the company gives you a fixed price that will not move which includes all the extra services you require. If your actual weight is less that the estimate the price will stay the same. But it works the other way around as well. If your weight is higher than the estimate, the price will not get higher. Offering something like this is a sign that the moving company is reliable and that you should consider hiring them.
Non-binding estimate – a non-binding estimate is when the company gives you an estimate that is prone to change. If you want an additional service, they will add it to the price and it will go higher. It also concerns weight. If your weight is less than the estimate, the price will go down, and the opposite as well. However, this can be used to slip in some additional services you did not even need. Scammer moving companies usually deal with this type of estimate, so be wary when you want to hire a company using a non-binding estimate.
Binding not-to-exceed-estimate – this type of estimate is the best for customers. When a company offers this, you can know they are ready to lose profit in order to provide good service. When the weighing day comes and the weight is less than the estimate, the price will go down. However, if the weight is more than the estimate, the price will stay the same.If you find a company that provides this, put them on a top spot when choosing a company.
Hiring last minute movers
Even when moving in a hurry there are options. Last minute movers will be ready to do you move in a moment’s notice. However, this will cost a lot more. Movers usually conduct their business during the warm season, and there is a high chance that they will not have free time on their schedule. Moving off season is a cheaper but it may be less convenient, because of the weather. If you are ready to move during bad weather, this is good because it will be cheaper and the movers will be able to work according to your schedule.
Last minute movers are a good idea if it is within your financial plan.
Moving out is a big event in everyone’s life. It can be life changing and provide many opportunities for you. Be ready to deal with emotions in the first few month of moving. They can overwhelm you if you are not properly prepared. Good luck with your move and with life in your new home!