By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving to Houston
doesn't really need to be nerve-racking and take you to the edge of a nervous breakdown. This is not to say it's really a moment of Zen in your life, however with some preparation and more backup planning, your move will be successful, and you will stay sane.
Here are several more moving disasters that can take the fun away from your move, and approaches to steer clear of them.
Hire A Reputable Moving Company ASAP
The minute you know your new address, begin finding moving companies. This is not the time to cheap out with two guys along with a beat-up truck--splurge on a professional mover in Houston. The can provide you with the following, and you can cross these responsibilities from your list.
· Well-maintained equipment--trucks which go through normal servicing (check-ups, tire rotation, braking system checks) and are fully road-worthy
· Professional teams that have learned how to wrap, load, place home furniture in a moving van, and reverse the system at your new home.
· An insured crew and equipment--in the instance that a mover gets hurt, the moving company in Houston deals with their medical costs
· Professional packing if you're really overloaded. If you need a couple of specialty items packed or crated, they will manage that for you, to help you be assured your valuables will get there without damage.
· Ask for a list of guidelines of the items they are unable to by law move--chemicals, houseplants, and paint are on the list, to name a few. You won't want to learn at the very end that your precious bonsai plant has to stay behind.
· Expect a contract and a written estimate.
· Be sure your mover posesses a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) license.
Hire the Crew, As Well
All your pals say, without a doubt, they are going to help you load the moving van. That is wonderful--if you are moving locally and they will assist you to unload, as well. And, if you are willing to chance injury, scheduling issues, as well as other moderate challenges to your moving day.
Hiring professional movers in Houston assures a crew who shows up promptly, understands what they are engaging in, will drive the truck, and you can rely on to transport your possessions properly. They are going to additionally unload all your stuff and place it in the new house--and that is well worth the price.
Move What You Cherish and Actually Use
The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" rule genuinely does apply when you're moving. Take into account that each and every carton you pack and move contains some price linked to it, and that can add up quickly when you are looking at hundreds of boxes. Eliminate unwanted linens, kitchen gadgets, toys and games, furniture--everything which you don't use, don't like, or do not need.
There's A Blizzard Coming--or a Cyclone
One thing even the most structured among us are unable to regulate is the weather. Watch the forecast and obtain a Plan B in the event you're caught in lousy rain, snow, or gusts of wind. Coordinate with the moving company in Houston a couple of days in advance if it appears unsafe to pack up and drive and reschedule if you need to. If you are moving a long distance, reserve hotel accommodations as you go along. Your real estate agent should understand if you can't be out of the residence on time; terrible weather affects everybody, so the new residents will not be able to get there either. Don't try to beat the storm--they always win. Moving companies will not risk their crews or equipment in hazardous weather; the good news is that it usually passes in a day or two.
Place the Pets in Daycare
Your pets recognize if you are anxious, add to that the disappearing belongings and they can really get distressed. Board your pets the day before the movers arrive and pick them up on your way out of town. Load up their beds, food, water, and toys for the trip and make them your last duty.
Now buckle up, calm down, and enjoy a disaster-free journey to your new home.
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