There are many steps to the moving process, some easier than others. However, if you don't follow them all, you may end up with frustrating delays and challenges. Whether you are moving a household or tackling a business relocation, it helps to have the support of professional movers. Simonik Moving & Storage is one such company with fully licensed and trained experts. Of course, we're not the only team offering relocation services.
If you are considering a move soon, you might want to find out what happens when you work with a moving company. Let's take a look!
Scheduling Cost Estimates from Moving Companies
When you are preparing for a move, no matter the size or distance, take the time to call up a few professional movers to request free cost estimates. Many reputable moving companies offer this service and will even provide a written quote to guarantee the estimate for a certain length of time.
During the appointment, a moving estimator will walk through your home to determine how much it will cost to pack and move your household. If you like what you hear, you can sign a contract with one of these companies to lock them in for your relocation.
Arranging the Moving Plan with Your Coordinator
When you sign on with a moving company, you should also be set up with a move coordinator who manages your account. At Simonik Moving & Storage, the coordinator serves as a guide for your local or long-distance move, answers questions, and helps with planning. Our coordinator will also help you pick and choose the services needed for your relocation, such as:
- Full-Packing Services
- Custom Crating
- Vehicle Shipping
- Storage Solutions
DIY Packing or Full-Service Packing
You'll also need to decide whether you want full-service packing and unpacking or a basic relocation from our professional movers. Some moving companies can help customers source quality packing materials to use during a DIY packing process. If you opt to pack up your belongings before moving day, you'll save some money, but will also be responsible for making sure everything is properly secured in boxes.
When you go for the more expensive full-service packing option, you'll also need to schedule a packing day with your moving company. Usually arranged a few days before the actual move, professional packers will come to box up everything in the home. They can also break down electronics and furniture for transport.
How to Be Ready for Moving Day
The big moving day will go more quickly than you expect. Moving companies will usually send out teams with at least two people. These trained and licensed professional movers have moving equipment, including dollies and straps, allowing them to work more effectively too.
On moving day, you'll want to be home for the appointment, so the movers can enter. If you have children or pets, it may be a good idea to send them to a relative's house to get them out from underfoot. The movers will handle the rest, so you can simply relax.
Make sure to pack and set aside an 'Open First' box to bring with you to the new home. This box should contain essentials that help you get through those first few days, such as hygiene products, towels, entertainment, cups and utensils, and snacks.
Living Comfortably in the New Home
Moving into your new home is kind of the reverse of moving day. It is a good idea to have someone waiting at the property for the delivery truck, so movers can bring your items in. They may ask you where certain rooms are or for instructions on where to put certain furniture. The boxes should be labeled clearly on the outside with the rooms they belong in for convenience.
Making the move to a new home can go swiftly with the help of experienced movers like Simonik Moving & Storage. We have a large fleet of vehicles, high-quality equipment, and offer ongoing education for our movers.
Find out more about our residential or commercial moving services during a free home consultation. You can get started by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form right away. You might also want to check out our many positive customer reviews to see how previous moves have gone.