Moving is a huge undertaking that’s not any easier in a big city like Seattle. You’re going to need Seattle movers that you can trust to care for all of your belongings and carefully transport your possessions throughout the city. However, you’re also going to need to do some prep yourself.
Here are five ways you can prepare for the big day!
Set a moving budget. Try to calculate all your moving costs, including moving truck fees and the cost of labor. Be sure that you over-budget so that you have some breathing room just in case. Consider post-move expenses as well, such as furniture, home repairs, or updates.
Be sure you keep a record of all moving expenses to have on file and a “moving” file on your computer. This folder will hold all your moving paperwork, plans, receipts, and any other moving-related documents.
The good news is the Seattle moving industry is huge; hundreds of people come and go each year, so you’ll have a lot of options. The question is how to tell the difference between a quality moving company and a sketchy business.
The best thing you can do to secure a great moving company prior to your move is to do your research. Consult at least three different companies so you know what all they offer. Get a verbal ballpark quote from each prospective company, but also be sure to conduct a virtual or in-home walkthrough and receive an accurate written estimate as well.
If you’re unsure where to start when looking for Seattle moving companies, reach out to friends or family whom you trust that may have recently moved. Ask to see if the companies they used were satisfactory, or read reviews online.
Here are some things to look for when shopping for ideal Seattle moving companies:
– Positive online reviews
– BBB accredited business
– Licensed, bonded, and insured
– A full-service moving company s
— Comprehensive coverage to protect your goods
— Option to track your move
– Professional, experienced, and background checked crews
Don’t forget to let your utility company know that you are moving so you can schedule disconnection and connection dates for electricity and gas.
You’ll also want to contact your internet, security, and cable provider. Schedule an installation date for them to come and get you connected again at your new home.
Be sure you update all your address information! Subscriptions, insurance, and credit cards are all connected through your address, so make sure that you change it either before your move or right after.
It’s hard to part with belongings. While many of your T-shirts were rad a few years ago, it might be time to move on.
When you’re moving, you need all the space you can get. Clean out every corner and closet so that you won’t be hauling extra or unneeded things with you.
Consider donating or selling some items instead of throwing things away:
— Take items to the shelter
— Have a garage sale
— Ask friends or family if they want some of those old T-shirts!
— Decluttering is a job in and of itself, but you’ll be so happy that you took the time.
This doesn’t have to be a set-in-stone blueprint, but try to have a general layout for the moving company to follow. This way, they will have an idea of where you want your furniture and house decor once they get to the new location.
It’s always better to have a plan — even a little one — to ensure you have either successful move.
CMS Relocation & Logistics are experienced, professional Seattle Movers here to help you with your unique moving needs. Whether you’re relocating locally or long-distance moving, we will be with you every step of the way with our full-service moving services.
Get a free quote from our local movers today by calling us at 800-284-6683 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Virtual appointments are also now available!
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