3 Tips for Choosing a Well-Respected Moving Company

The things that you need to do when moving to a new house can be quite a long list. It can stress you out, too. Nowadays, however, you have the option to hire the services of a moving company. But since there are too many of them in the market, choosing the right one might prove to be a little difficult. To ease out your burden a little, here are three tips you can follow to make sure that you choose a well-respected professional moving company.

  1. Research is crucial.

You have to sit down and do some research about the different moving companies in your area or in the place you are moving to. Gather all the information that you can and then make a list of the companies you decide to check out. Once this is done, find online forums about moving companies and look for feedback there. Or you can ask family and friends who recently moved. Ask them for referrals. Do not forget to write down everything on a clean sheet of paper or a notebook.  We learned this while looking for the best movers Seattle has to offer. It was very helpful.

  1. Communicate.

Narrow down your list to the best three and get in touch with each of them. Write down all the information you can gather about each company, including services offered, payment options, the number of years in the industry, and how many packers and movers they have. Then request for a quotation. Once you get all their quotes, compare and decide which one offers the best services at the best value.

  1. Verify

Before choosing from the three, you have to check with movers’ organizations or groups and local government agencies. Find out if the companies in your list are licensed and if they have all the necessary legal papers. Ask around and do another online research to find out if there have been complaints or cases filed against the companies. After completing this, sit down and compare all three companies again. This time, take note not only of their rates and services offered but also their professional reputation.

Once you are done with all these, it’s time to choose a moving company. Good luck!

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The 4 Stages You Go Through When Moving to a New Home

Moving to a new home is like going through the different stages of life. There are several important things that you have to work on to go on and reach the next stage. You cannot just jump from stage one to stage three without completing stage two. To make sure that you do not miss a single step, you need to know the four different stages that you go through when moving to a new home.

 

  1. Stage 1 – Finding A Good Moving Company

Before you do anything else, you need to look for a moving company willing to help you out. Hire their services to make the sorting, packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking tasks easier for you. Be sure to choose a reliable one; one that has been in the business for several years.

 

  1. Stage 2 – Drawing a Moving Plan

Now that you’ve hired a moving company to help you, it’s time to draw up a moving plan. This is an outline of how you plan to achieve the other stages of the moving process. For example, when do you plan to start sorting your stuff? When will you start packing and how many hours a day will you allot for it? These are the things you need t consider when making a moving plan.

 

  1. Stage 3 – Put Your Plan Into Action

The third stage is when you put all your plans into action. In other words, this is when you start to sort your things; this is when the real hard work begins. After sorting your stuff, take out all your moving boxes and start packing. Of course, you can ask for assistance from the moving company you hired. After packing will come the loading of your things, but this can be courtesy of the moving company already.

 

  1. Stage 4 – Unpack!

Once your things are delivered safe and sound to your new place, you’ll have to go back to work and start unpacking your things. Again, the moving company can help you with this. All your boxes should have been clearly labeled according to the room they belong to. Likewise, you should also have a list of the items inside each box.

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The 4 Things You Need to Bring With You When You Move to Your College Dorm

One of the best ways to test your willpower is to live independently and away from your parents at a young age. This is one of the reasons why a lot of college students prefer to live in dorms instead of staying with their families (aside, of course, from the fact that their college is far from home). This is an exciting adventure for any college student, but the first time you move out of your parents’ house can be quite a challenge.

Most parents drop off their child/children to their campuses and dorms. But there are those who hire extra help from moving companies, to make sure that the moving process is smooth and convenient. You may not be an expert on moving, but you can help out by sorting through your things and deciding which ones you will bring to your college dorm. Here are four tips to help you choose which among your favorite should live with you in your dorm.

 

  1. One of the most basic needs – your clothes.

Of course, you have to bring your clothes with you! But you have to carefully choose which ones to pack in your suitcase or moving box. The best thing to do is research about the weather in the area where your college is and choose clothes that are appropriate for it.

 

  1. You need your toiletries, too.

Another basic need, and this includes your supply of toothpaste, shampoo, and other similar stuff. Although you can just leave them at home and buy some where you are going, using what you already have is the cheapest and most practical thing to do. Make sure that you put your toiletries in one bag.

 

  1. Shoes, you need your shoes.

If you have a large collection of shoes, don’t bring them all (of course!). Bring only the basic ones like sneakers, flat and comfortable sandals, and a pair that you can use for formal events.

 

  1. Things for school.

Or your school supplies. Again, you can always buy this on the campus, or in some store near the dorm. But the practical thing to do is bring with you whatever is there. Your pens, highlighters, notepads, notebooks, and other school supplies.

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