Archive for January 14th, 2013

Your needs when moving

Moving to a new home can be quite stressful, not to mention expensive. At the same time, there are moving companies that scam their customers. The internet is filled with stores of how customers belongings were destroyed by the movers to stories of customers who were forced to ransom their belongings from moving companies and other horror stories experienced by customers on the hands of the moving companies. So, if you are moving to a new home, whether you are moving on a different state or just another city, there are some things that you need to know and do in order to make your moving easier and cheaper.

Starting with what you need to do, the most important of this is to spend time finding the right mover, especially if you will be needing the services of long distance movers. In this, you need to really research the moving companies. Never hire a mover that offers very low estimates. These are too good to be true deals. You should also check the services of the moving company. For example, if the moving company offers PODS or portable storage, then you know that it is a full service and established moving company and will not resort to scamming their customers just to make profit. They will not also subcontract the move because they are legitimate movers.

When it comes to what you need to know, the thing that will help you most when you move is to know that legitimate moving companies have services that are offered to meet all the needs of the customers. One example is the PODS. PODS or portable storage are offered by movers for those who have limited time to pack and unpack and for those who cannot receive their belongings just yet. For example, you can ask the company to deliver the PODS to your home. They will then leave the PODS there and pick them up when you are done packing and ready for them to deliver it to your new location. Another example, is if you are busy and you have no time to receive your belongings. You can then ask the company to store your PODS to their safe storage location. You just then give them a call when you have the time to receive them. The good thing about Pods is that it is one of the services that can make our move easier and even cheaper.

You also need to know that there are tools you can use when moving. One of these is the moving checklist. It is best to create your own checklist although there are sites that offer printable ones. Using a checklist you will be able to accomplish things faster and easier. More importantly this ensures that you will not forget anything. It is best to find these tools and use the ones that you need so that you will have easier move.