ANSWERED: Five Frequently Asked Questions About Moving

Moving. Just seeing the word can invoke a sense of stress in some people. Going through the process of moving can involve a whole host of complex situations and add a lot to your to-do list until the boxes are unpacked. When you aren’t sure what to expect over the next few months or weeks, it can lead to anxiety or fear about the upcoming home move. We wanted to share answers to the most common moving questions to knock the anxiety down a level and help you get prepared.

Anytime you’re dealing with a stressful life event, you probably have important questions to ask in order to get things in order. We’ll share the best answers, so you have a better idea of what is in front of you during the moving process. Knowing what to expect can make everything a bit easier and help streamline what is ahead
of you.

Most people who are moving, whether across the city or all the way across the country, ask friends and family members about their experiences when choosing a moving company. It can also be an excellent idea to look for advice on the Internet and take time to look over reviews for the companies you are considering. This is a great idea for those who may not have loved ones who can offer advice since you can still get an idea of what personal experiences people have had with a company.

Another way to decide on the right moving company is by looking at reputation and experience. The company you decide on should be fully insured and licensed. The best moving company will be dependable and flexible while offering various options.

One of the biggest concerns for many people who are moving is the price. In addition to the cost of boxes and packing supplies, a moving company is also going to have a cost associated with it. This is also why it’s imperative to spend time to understand
the calculations of the moving quotes from various companies to get an accurate comparison.

Many moves are priced by the hour, but there may be fees for labour, trucks, fuel, and other things. What makes things complicated is that the prices for those things often vary by company. It’s also worth knowing that while many moves have a flat rate, that isn’t always the case. Make sure you get a moving quote that includes the number of boxes and pieces of furniture you are going to move to.

There are tons of things you will need to get done before the actual day you are moving. Having a to-do list and a schedule of when you will get these things done can help keep the stress away. Write down everything that needs to be done from hiring movers to packing boxes and changing your address with the postal service. When you know what is still left to do, it’s less likely you’ll forget something as moving day comes closer. Finding and printing out a moving checklist is a good place to start as you can adapt it to your specific needs.

When moving with a company, there are several types of insurance you can choose from to protect your belongings in case of damage or loss. Limited liability insurance is basic coverage that will likely come for no extra charge with a move. Added valuation insurance provides the replacement amount for damaged items but will come at an extra cost based on how much your items are worth. Full value insurance covers the cost of repairs and replacement without taking deprecation into account.

Assuming you have a top-rate, full-service moving company on your side, there isn’t a lot for you to worry about when the actual moving day comes around. The people with the company are going to be handling loading all the boxes while you hang out and supervise them. It’s always a good idea to stay at the home until the truck leaves in case the movers have any questions you need to answer. However, you don’t want to get in the way while they work. Instead, consider offering them a snack and a beverage and let them do their thing.

At this point, you should have some of your pressing questions answered so you can start the moving process without worry. Make a plan and take it one step at a time and you’ll be just fine. People move every single day and once it’s over with, you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done.



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