When planning a move in San Francisco, these moving tips will come in handy. Not all moving tips are created equal. Our aim is to offer you more than just the basics.
In this particular post we will look at the time Before your anticipated move, and address many of the key things you will want to keep in mind as you make move arrangements. We trust that by the time all these posts have been published, and you have perused them all, you will be very smart and ready for any move!
If you live in the San Francisco area and would like some assistance, feel free to give us a call. We are always happy to help, and provide a free estimate at your convenience.
5 Must Know Tips Before You Move – Planning a Move in San Francisco
Let’s start with five tips that will come in handy BEFORE planning a Move in San Francisco. Make sure to check back on September 2nd 2014 for Part 2 of this extended series of moving tips!
- When possible, leave plenty of lead-time when scheduling your move. It is good to have plenty of time so you can make sure to choose the right moving company for you. We suggest you start interviewing movers at least 30 days ahead of your preferred move date. The idea is to plan for a successful move and reduce stress.
- When moving more than a small space, request quotes from 2-3 movers. Actually have the movers come to your home to see your space and belongings. Ask them how they calculate their estimate so you can make sure to compare apples to apples. Explore the cost of having the movers pack your house for you! Sure you could DIY, however, consider your options. Often the money you spend to have your home packed is outweighed by the sanity and time you keep for yourself in the process. You may be pleasantly surprised! Also, if moving across country or internationally, make sure to find out if the movers are a licensed agent for a world-wide moving company. Do not assume. Always ask!
- Make sure to discuss logistics with the moving companies that come to estimate the job. Not all streets are conducive to all types of trucks. Depending on your address and the type of structure in which you live, certain accommodations may need made regarding the type/size of truck, as well as arrangements to handle stairs (which can be narrow, steep and thereby affect the time and cost of your move.) When in doubt, ask more questions!
- Make sure to dispose of flammable and combustible items. There are all sorts of things that by law are not allowed on a moving truck. We have an entire blog post series dedicated to this topic. You can check it out here: 10 Things Your Should Not Move or Store
- De-clutter and organize ahead of your move. Why pay someone to move those things you no longer need or want. Consider hiring a professional organizer via NAPO – National Association of Professional Organizers. It is amazing how much easier a move is when you take the time to do this. Think it will cost too much money? Consider this… What you pay for a professional organizer, you may make up by not paying the mover to move it! A great mover has YOUR best interest at heart and wants YOU to have the best experience you can have. This will help!
Look for Part 2 of this extended post on September 2nd, 2014! The post is dedicated to ONE VERY IMPORTANT TIP! You won’t want to miss it! It’s REALLY worth reading… and printing out!
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