How to Plan A Move From Professional Movers in Sonoma County
Posted Feb 27th, 2020
How to Plan A Move?
If you’re going to be moving in the near future, you want to make sure that you have a plan in place to deal with any unexpected issues. After all, you’re moving into a new home, and you don’t want to miss a thing. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things you should do before you move in to make sure you’re prepared for any unexpected issues.
1. Research Your Options
If you are planning to hire local movers, you should also have a good idea of the costs involved. We encourage you to get moving quotes but also make sure you ask the right questions during the process to avoid hidden fees such as fuel costs, trip charges or equipment fees.
With our availability to technology, it’s even easier to get quotes online. Make sure you’re reaching out to a reputable company and making your decision based on the cheapest solution.
Here are some questions to ask:
- Are they licensed?
- You can search a companies license status on the California Public Utilities Commission website. Here’s link to North Bay Movers license status.
- Are they bonded?
- Their experience with your type of move?
- Are there hidden fees?
- How accurate is their quote?
In the event items are broken or damage occurs to your home during the move, a reputable moving company would cover this through their insurance.
Remember that you want to answer all these questions now so that you can be sure you are making the right choice. Also, be aware of all the costs associated with a move. There are many things you will have to pay for, such as transport, tools, and boxes you will need for packing, etc.
This is one of the reasons we offer a fast-free online moving quote. Our detailed moving quote form allows us to do a virtual walk through of your move and provide an accurate moving quote.
Rarely does the cost of your move exceed our online quote. For over 30 years we’ve been located in Santa Rosa and have the experience in moving residential, businesses and one-off items.
2. Get Familiar with Your “New” Community
You will want to do some research on the neighborhood you are moving into. Your moving day will be busy and often times stressful. Identify essential locations such as close gas stations, super markets, restaurants and hardware stores in case you need to something during your move in day.
3. Take Stock of Your Belongings
Before you start packing up everything you own, you’ll want to think about what you actually want to bring with you during your move. Go through all of your belongings. Think about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
Don’t waste time and energy packing up items you no longer want or need. Now is the perfect time to clear out the things you don’t use anymore. Once you’ve gotten rid of some things, you’ll be ready to start packing.
4. Start Packing Early
Packing can take time, which is why it’s important to begin preparing for your move as soon as possible. You will want to start by getting a good understanding of your new home, and what you will be moving into. You may also want to start by making a list of household items you will need, and what you will be leaving behind. Initially, you will want to start your packaging from non-essential belongings such as crafting supplies, books, out of season clothing, et cetera, and then focus your attention on essential household items.
Also, it’s always recommended to pack items according to the room in which they will be stored and to keep it organized. This will help you to be able to find what you need and will help you to avoid any unnecessary trips to the store.
Make Your Day As Easy As Possible
Planning for a move can be a big task, but it can definitely be a rewarding transition too. The move can be overwhelming and stressful, and so it is only right that you are prepared for the transition ahead of time. We recommend you follow this guide or get yourself assistance from a professional to make the move as safe and stress-free as possible.