The most important thing that you can do to make moving easier is to understand the services that your movers will provide, whether you are transporting a small shipment or a large one. Before you book any company, be sure to know specific details about their insurance coverage, pricing, and cancellation policies. It’s essential that you understand how the company operates and what they will do in case of an emergency.
Make sure to have the name and phone number of one specific person within the business that can assist you during your move. This person should be well versed in how to make moving easier for you. Find someone that will serve as your point person-to navigate contracts, confirm services, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
To give yourself peace of mind, carry a small box in your personal vehicle with your family’s most important possessions. Think about the essential items that you will need to easily access, like medications and phone chargers. Also, think about key paperwork that you need to keep close, like passports, social security cards, and current medical records for all members of the family (including pets).
Pets are a part of your family, so of course you want to make the move easy on them, too. When moving with pets cross country or even local, move pets in carriers, inside a passenger vehicle. If feasible, make plans to stop at pet friendly locations along the way to feed and exercise your pet. When you arrive at your new place, create a pet safe area in your new home with a door that can close. Finally, check the yard. If there is a fence enclosing the yard, is the gate closed? You don’t want to have your pet escape your new home on moving day!
At the end of a long day of moving, you’re going to be ready to rest. The last thing you’re going to want to do is dig through boxes looking for sheets. To ensure a good night’s rest, make it a priority to assemble all of the beds in your home the day that you move in. Then, make all of the beds with sheets, pillows, and favorite blankets. If you have young children, make their beds too, and be sure to have any of their special items nearby to ensure a good night’s sleep.
At Nelson Westerberg, we’ve been in business for over 110 years, and we’ve helped families move around the corner and across the ocean. We know all of the very best packing tips and moving hacks. So give us a call today. Our team of professionals is standing by ready to help.