Welcome back to our blog here at Care More Movers. This is part two of our blog series about the top things you need to take care of before moving day. There’s a lot to consider so make sure you allow a good amount of time to get everything done. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our top-rated moving company in Norfolk.
Find The Right Movers
Possibly the most important step in this whole process is finding the right moving company. Ultimately, it’s the moving company that will determine whether your move goes off smoothly without a hitch or causes you a lot of stress and anxiety. I don’t know about you, but most people prefer the former. Here at a couple of things to look for in a moving company.
Dependability – Does your moving company return your calls right away? Do they offer flexible scheduling to make the moving experience easy for you? Do they show up on time? Dependability and reliability are crucial for the success of your move because anything that sets you back could require you to change your whole schedule.
Experience – Working with an experienced moving company is almost always preferable over the alternative. An experienced moving company will know exactly what it’s like to work on a tight schedule and still provide you with great services.
Positive Reviews – If visiting the moving company’s website and speaking with the movers isn’t enough, you can always trust what clients say about their experience with the company. Be sure to check for testimonials or reviews to determine if this moving company is right for you.
Inform Everyone of the Move
It’s easy to forget one important detail during the moving process: informing friends and family, as well as institutions about your new address. Although you most likely told your close family, make sure you tell everyone who may wonder where you went especially institutions that need to send you important documents or need to be able to communicate with you. For example, schools, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, the DMV, and others.
Collect and Organize Documents
Unfortunately, there are a lot of documents you’ll need to keep track of before, during, and after your move. This could include things like:
- Gather financial and property-related documents
- School and medical records
- Make copies of documents you know you’ll need
- Sort documents into a filing cabinet
- Gather documents related to your move
Switch Your Utilities
Chances are, you don’t want to be paying for someone else’s utilities along with your own. This is why it’s important to remember to cancel your utilities and any other subscriptions that are bound to your old home. This could include things like landline phone service, cable, internet, and newspaper delivery.
One thing that could get neglected during the moving process is safety. Of course, safety is important with just about everything that we do in our daily lives, but moving out may present some challenges that we may not think of. For example, you need to make a clear path from whatever room you’re moving things from to your door. If you’re walking backward or with something that obstructs your vision, you may trip and injure yourself.
Say Goodbye To Friends
Last, but certainly not least, you need to say goodbye to neighbors and friends. This is especially important if you’re leaving the state or the country, because you may not see these people again soon or ever again if you’re honest about it. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to show them what they mean to you and throwing a going-away party is one great way to do so.
Contact Care More Movers Today
And that wraps up our blog series about the top things you need to take care of before moving day. Our movers are dependable, experienced, and always ready to help out our local community. As a veteran-owned company, we know what it means to work hard and provide people with a service that can’t be beaten. To get started, give us a call or fill out our online contact form.