Local Moving Services in Houston--Worth Every Penny - Part 112/20/2017 Now that you have a buyer for your house and have a new residence on the horizon, party time's over—it's time to box up all your belongings and get them across town to the new home. Since you are just going a few blocks or maybe a couple miles away, it's enticing to try to handle the move yourself--after all, how difficult can it be to rent a truck and get some buddies over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck? Ask anyone who's moved recently--it may be (and commonly is) really, really hard. Relocating is enough of a pain without the headache of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to box a lamp and be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably concerned about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is distressed about a new gas station and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is compound the stress by attempting a DIY move in Houston. Why Local? Why not? A local company in Houston has its perks. First, they know the area and shouldn’t should not be reliant on their phones to navigate to your new house. Also, they should know what size of truck will best be suited for which parts of town, which can be very helpful if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more on the line in doing a satisfactory job for you--word of mouth travels fast, and if you are not ok with the move, then they have to live with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you're also keeping the local economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Houston Questions They'll Have When you call the movers, they'll have several questions, so keep this basic information ready. Most of it you know without really having to research, but there will be a couple questions that you might have to think about. It is probably a smart idea to make an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is mind-boggling enough that you don't want to forget all the stuff in the attic. How many bedrooms? Do you have a garage, basement, attic, or all three? Does your garage have a loft? Do you have a piano, or anything really, really cumbersome like a standing safe? Any play equipment like trampolines or basketball goals? How about any landscaping features that will be moving? They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have certain expensive things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items. Once you answered some initial questions, you will most likely be provided with a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Houston. An in-home estimate is much more detailed and calculates the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you need. During the survey is a great time to ask all of the burning questions that you are pondering. Be sure to check out our next post that covers all of the questions that you need to ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your local move, click the button below.