Packing a home before moving

Planning Your Move

Moving Tips

For those with a future move in mind, there are countless things to consider. Should you hire a moving company? What services do you really need? How far are you moving? Plenty of questions will come up when expecting to move, and one of the best ways to tackle them is making a plan. When planning your move, a few things you’ll want to consider early are if you want to use a moving company, and which services you’ll be looking for. You’ll also want to decide on the time frame for your move.

Services to Consider

Moving companies often provide a variety of services in addition to transportation. These could include services such as packing items, moving furniture, moving items that require special care, such as pianos, or even moving office equipment. Many companies will also offer local or long distance moving deals. It’s usually a good idea to decide what you need, and then start researching which companies can provide it. Here are some points to consider:

  • For a Local Move you might wonder if you should hire a moving company. While a local move may be manageable on your own, there are benefits that come from using a service. One of the biggest advantages is working with a fully insured company so that you and your possessions are protected for your move. One less thing to worry about is a good thing.
  • For a Long Distance Move you’ll need to double check that your moving company services the area you are moving to. Some companies will move you statewide and others will move you countrywide; it depends on the company. Like during local moves, for long distances moves you’ll want to work with a company that’s fully insured so that you are protected during your move.

When to Move

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly half of all moves occur between May and September, and approximately one third of those who move each year are renters. If you plan a move during peak moving season and plan to use a service, make sure that you contact the company plenty of time before the move to book the necessary date(s). This way you won’t end up rushing to find a service that’s available on the days you need at the last minute.

Keep an Eye Out for Discounts

One benefit of moving during the peak of moving season is that many moving companies will offer some extra discounts, depending on the services you choose to use. A great way to find these is to ask friends and family if they could refer you anywhere. In addition, many discount opportunities can be found online. Some companies offer discounts through their websites, and some many have listings on coupon sites online. Do your research ahead of time, and you might be able to save a little money on your move.

If you would like more moving tips, or are looking for a moving company in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas, contact the Great White Moving Company.

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