Learn All About Movers
Moving can be a stressful experience, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Most people don’t know what to expect or how to prepare for their move. This is an in-depth guide about types of types of services offered by movers and how they will help make your move easier!
First thing first, you need to decide what type of move you want. There are three types of moves:
Local Move – A local move is when you are moving within the same city or town. This is usually the easiest and cheapest type of move, as there are no long-distance charges involved.
Long Distance Move – A long distance move is when you are moving to another state or even country. This type of move can be more expensive, as there are additional charges for transportation and labor.
International Move – An international move is exactly what it sounds like! If you are moving from the United States to another country, or vice versa, this will be your category. International moves can be very expensive and complicated, so make sure to do your research and find a reliable company to work with.
Once you decide on your move type, it’s time to start looking for movers! There are many moving companies out there so make sure to shop around before making any decisions. You want someone who is going to be efficient but still affordable – an impossible combination? Not at all! We have provided some information below about the types of services offered by different movers:
Full Service Movers – Full service movers offer packing and unpacking as well as transportation services. If you don’t feel like doing anything yourself or helping your mover do everything necessary, then this would be the perfect option for you! Make sure that your full service mover has insurance in case something breaks or gets lost in the move.
Partial Service Movers – Partial service movers are best for people who have a lot of belongings that need to be moved but don’t want to hire someone to pack up their home! This type of mover will provide transportation services only, so you would still have to do all the packing yourself.
Hourly Rate Movers – Hourly rate movers work just like any other hourly job: they charge by the hour and every additional mile driven is also an extra cost. You can choose this option if you feel like doing most of the labor on your own and hiring professional help when needed (like with heavy items or more complicated affairs).
It Yourself Move – A Do It Yourself move is when you rent a truck and all the necessary equipment, pack everything yourself and drive it to your new home. This can be an exhausting process but many people enjoy this type of moving because they feel like they have more control over their belongings!
If you are still unsure about which movers would be best for your particular situation, we recommend that you meet with different companies before making any decisions. Meet with them in person or on the phone – whichever one works better for both parties involved! Make sure to ask questions about what additional services will cost extra. You also want to make sure there won’t be any hidden costs once everything has been moved into place at your new location. Once everyone is clear on expectations, go ahead and sign that contract!
Now that you are an expert on moving services, it’s time to put this information to use and get started on your move! Good luck and happy packing!
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Here are tips to pack ASAP
Packing can seem like a daunting task, but if you break it down into smaller tasks it becomes much easier! Here are some tips to help you get started:
Pack Room by Room – This will make it easier for you to keep track of what has been packed and where everything is. It will also make unpacking at your new home much simpler!
Label Boxes with What is Inside – This way, when you go to unpack everything you know exactly where everything goes. No more guessing game!
Pack Heavy Items on the Bottom – This will help keep your boxes from becoming too heavy and unstable. You don’t want any of your belongings crashing down during transport!
Pack Fragile Items with Care – These items need to be handled with extra care in order to avoid any damage. Use bubble wrap, newspapers or packing peanuts to protect them.
These are just a few tips to get you started on your packing process – for more detailed instructions, please head over to our website! And if you still feel like you need some help, give us a call and we would be happy to assist you further.
-Driver’s License (this is because sometimes movers will ask for a copy of your license to prove it’s you)
-Social Security Card (this is also asked sometimes in order to verify that all information on the contract matches up with actual circumstances)
-Social Security Card (this is important in case you need to apply for government assistance after the move)
-Packing List – this is something that you should create before packing so that you have a visual of what needs to be packed and in which boxes. This will come in handy when it comes time to unpack!
-Copy of your Lease or Rental Agreement – if you are renting, the landlord might ask for a copy of this as proof that you are authorized to make changes/additions to the property.
-Proof of Residence (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)
-Packing Supplies List
Tips to stay relaxed:
Take a deep breath. This is one of the most stressful times in your life, but it will all be over very soon! If you are feeling overwhelmed there are ways to stay calm. Listening to music or reading can help take your mind off of what needs to get done for at least an hour or two (you’ll thank yourself later!). Another way that helps many people is meditation – if this sounds like something you might want try, check out some guided meditations online and see how they work for you!