July 19, 2011

Preparing Your Home for a Cross Country Moving Company

Moving involves a lot of tasks.  And anyone who has moved before knows that things can sometimes go wrong.  But being prepared for your move with a cross country moving company can help minimize mishaps and make things go smoothly.

The most obvious way to prepare is to pack.  As soon as you know you are moving, get organized.  Get rid of the things you no longer want or need  and start packing non essential items.  Even if you plan to have your cross country moving company pack for you, it will be utter chaos if you are not organized and do a little prep work.  The more organized you are, the less time it will take the cross country moving company to move you and the less it will cost you. 

Many people focus so much on packing that they forget to do a little prep work in their old and new homes to make it easier for a cross country moving company to help them carry out an efficient and smooth move.  Do a walk through of your home a few days before the move to make sure walkways and stairways are clear.  Protect banisters, floors and other features of your home that could be easily damaged.  Make sure you have arranged for parking, freight elevators and other items that will allow your cross country moving company to easily load and unload.  Label things that will not be moved, so they are not accidentally loaded.  Attach notes to items that require special care.  Lastly, communicate clearly with your cross country moving company.  Their goal is to provide you and your belongings with excellent care and service.  In order to do that, your moving team will need to know  what things to watch out for in your home, what belongings require special attention and the best methods to get things in and out of your home.