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February 03, 2018

You are Moving to a New House in Houston: What Next?

Movint to a New HouseBuying your first house can be an exhilarating event in anybody's life. You may already be dreaming of how your abode will look when you're all moved and settled in. But, in between now and then, there are quite a few items that need to be checked off your to-do list! The logistics involved in organizing, coordinating and carrying out moving to a new house in Houston may be very nerve-racking and complex, which is why it's a good idea to get started in your planning as soon as you can. Doing so will give you time to research the best moving solutions for your certain needs and avoid last-minute anxiety!

Start Looking at Moving Companies

Once you are contemplating a relocation, it is time to begin researching movers. Take some time to look for moving companies in the area that have positive reputations based on online reviews and even word-of-mouth. If you know people in the city where you are moving from or to (whether it be relatives, friends or co-workers), do not hesitate to ask for some recommendations.

Set Up In-Home Estimates

Once you have narrowed the list of movers down to two or three viable choices, you need to commence scheduling in-home estimates. Most professional movers offer these for free (and free of obligation), so they can give you the most conclusive quote for their services as possible. The intention of an in-home estimate is for the movers to get a good idea of how much furniture, how many boxes and what types of belongings will need to be moved.

An in-home estimate should usually be more accurate than a quote given over-the-phone or online; that is because without seeing your stuff that is going to be moved, it's hard for a moving company to accurately determine how many crew members they'll need, how large of a moving truck they will require, and how much time will be required to tackle your relocation from here to there.

Decide on a Level of Service

Don’t forget that movers offer a wide range of services. While many people hire movers for professional assistance in physically moving their stuff from their old place to their new home, many movers also have packing services, self-storage, moving "pods," and other things as well. Take some time to meticuoulsy ponder exactly which services you'll require for your move.

For instance, if you will be downsizing in any way, you may want to think about finding a moving company that also offers storage choices. By doing this, anything that doesn't fit in your new abode can be placed into storage, where you can then think about what to do with it (sell it, keep it, donate it, etc.).

Review Your Quotes and Decide Carefully

After you have received a few in-home estimates for the services you need, make sure to look at them carefully. Particularly, make sure to take a close look at how many hours of service your estimate includes, and if your estimate includes or excludes fuel charges or additional fees. For instance, some moving companies may charge extra for laying protective padding down on your home's flooring, so it is a good idea to discuss those items with your potential mover upfront.

The process of finding the best moving company in Houstoncan be a bit laborious and time consuming, but with a little bit of research and careful consideration, you'll be able to confirm the right professionals for the job. From there, you can check a major task off your moving list and avoid the burden of moving your own things on your big day!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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