Once you have navigated your way through the selling and home buying process, there is still the not inconsequential task of actually moving. Moving home is tough and physical work, that isn't for everyone. There are many steps before the move to keep you organized. Even if you are willing to do the work, you might still be better off hiring professional movers.
Choosing to employ moving companies to move your stuff should make an already very stressful day quite a lot easier. Professional moving services can take care of all the important aspects of your move so that you have fewer things to worry about. You will want to organize your move as much as possible before packing up your possessions.
When you hire moving companies, they will provide the moving boxes and packing materials to make sure your items don't move around and get broken in the truck. You can start your move by obtaining free moving boxes to facilitate your move. They'll have blankets to protect your furniture as well, and all without you having to worry about where to source those necessary things.
Packing Your House
There are some excellent packing tips to keep you organized. Packing your stuff into boxesis a task that can take people weeks to complete before a relocate to a new city, but when hiring movers, they will get the job done in hours. They will also be experienced to know the best way to pack your valuable items, so they don't get damaged.
It can be all too easy to put off this task when you are doing it yourself and leave things very late. You could start packing boxes early so that you gradually do your packing in the weeks before you move. This does leave you having to store these boxes somewhere, however. Instead, let someone else take care of this boring task.
Be sure to declutter and get rid of items you no longer want so you are not moving useless items. Moving unnecessary stuff can be an exhausting moving mistake. You can either sell items by having a garage sale, selling clothing on Poshmark, or you can donate items locally.
Dismantling Your Furniture
A task that is often forgotten about, is the need to dismantle the furniture. It may be the case that some of your furniture will need to be dismantled in order to fit through doorways or down staircases. If you are moving everything yourself, figuring out how to dismantle large pieces of furniture can really slow down the process.
One of the services that movers employ is the use of storage pods. If this is a route that you want to go, you will need to find out which companies utilize storage pods. Storage PODS are portable on-demand storage containers. PODS is actually trademarked, however many people refer to the moving containers like pods.
Loading then Unloading the Moving Truck
Repeatedly carrying heavy boxes to and from your home and the truck is back-breaking work. And this is without even considering cumbersome and awkward furniture.
This will avoid the arguments and aggravation that you would likely face during a DIY move. The crew from your moving company will be experienced and so will get the job done far quicker than you, even with help from friends, could realistically expect.
Transporting Your Possessions
Whether you are moving just down the road or to the other side of the country, your movers will get your possessions where they need to be. For longer journeys, they might even provide you with tracking so that you can keep up-to-date on the progress of your move.
This saves you from the large expense of renting a truck, which can include paying for every mile you drive. You also don't have to worry about driving a large and unfamiliar truck with all your possessions on board.
Unpacking Your Stuff
On moving day when you finally get to your new home, and if you are doing everything yourself, the last thing you want to do is unpack. Hiring full-service movers mean that you can let them take care of this task as well.
They will unpack your items carefully, putting them where you want them. They will also take away the boxes and packing material, freeing you up from another task.
Reassembling Your Furniture
They'll also put your furniture back together once it is being placed in the room you want it. This helps you avoid having to construct your bed when you are tired and need somewhere to sleep at the end of the moving day.
While hiring a full-service moving company isn't the cheapest option, it can save you a lot of stress and a few arguments on an already hectic day. Instead, you can sit back and let someone else deal with the heavy lifting and figuring out how to get an awkward piece of furniture through your doorway. Relocating to a new city can be stressful, and hiring movers to do the heavy lifting will create a stress-free move.
When you are looking to hire a moving company, don't just go with the first company you find, get at least three quotes. You should also have a clear out of your things before you are going to sell your home. This will not only reduce your costs when hiring professional movers but also make your home easier to stage for buyers.
About the Author
Top Newport Beach CA Real Estate AgentSharon Paxson with Newport Beach Real Estate has written the article “8 Moving Services that Movers Will Provide”. With experience since 2005 representing clients with their real estate transactions including home buying, home selling, and working with lease clients. We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise and guide you through the home selling or buying process.