6 Important Questions You Need To Ask Before Moving

It can be a scary and stressful time when it comes to relocating your family either down the street or to an entire new country. Despite the reasons why you are moving, getting you from point A to point B as swiftly and smoothly as possible is what leads many homeowners beyond exhaustion, irritation and being over all the little things to do. Below are a few questions to ask yourself as homeowners as well as your moving company who will be helping you in the process of this really big transition.

  1. When Is The Best Time To Move - This is a question many families ask because of their kids being in school. Ideally the best time to move is when your kids aren’t in school, so in the late spring or summer so they aren’t missing anything education wise. Of course that doesn’t always work that way for some relocating homeowners but you try and make the most of it with what you have. It also is easy to move in the warmer months because other families are doing the same thing so finding a home to rent or purchase is an easier process.

  2. Where Are The Great Schools/ Neighborhoods - A great way to help assist you in finding the right schools and neighborhoods is looking around in the city that you’re moving too and see a similar life to yours at the moment. Some people move because they find the perfect home but realize that the neighborhood is either older or have smaller kids, which is not ideal for those who have kids who are older. Their lives don’t quite match up and it was hard to get to know people who were not in the same season as they were. When it comes to looking at homes, the neighborhood should have schools nearby that will rate them according to the county. You want to find schools with higher numbers which means that they are ranked as one of the best ones in that county.

When it comes to moving, you want to find a reliable, resourceful and quality referenced moving company to bring you to your destination. Below are a few questions you’ll want to get answers too before moving on and hiring them to assist you.

3. What Services Do You Provide - Some moving companies only offer certain services so you want to make sure that your particular needs are met. When it comes to moving companies, it can be labor only meaning that they are just there to do the heavy lifting for you. If you only want your large piano moved from your home to a new apartment, they are the ones to assist you in that process. Other times, services can require residential moving or commercial moving. Residential moving is just moving you from one residence to another nearby where as commercial is there to assist you moving a business or office from one location to another. By popular opinion, having a trusted company incorporate all of these services is key because you never know if something else may happen in the future, you already know that they are the ones for the job.

4. Who Will be Unloading and Loading My Possessions? This is a great question to ask because some movers can hire subcontractors to do the heavy lifting. You want to look for a company that hires their own workers and takes responsibility for what they do, act and provide for you. If you live in the Florida area, there is one such company that not only has quality and professional movers but also friendly and affordable. Infinite Moving offers several services to their clients. Their office movers provide fast and efficient moving services at affordable prices. If you have a large number of heavy items or just a few small things, you need movers. They are the ones there to save you time, energy and sanity by moving it all for you. Similarly, if you need your office moved or moving across the street, Polk County local distance moving company can assist you and your loved ones.

5. Are There Any Extra Fees? - This is something to consider when hiring a moving company, and asking before hand. Some companies have extra charges such as going upstairs to an apartment, where the cost is added with every flight of stairs. Also consider if you have multiple items in various locations. If you need some of your belongings delivered to your final destination or other places such as a storage unit or temporary housing, you may have to pay an additional fee for split pickup or delivery services.

6. Do you provide boxing +packaging supplies?- Sometimes, when making far moves, moving companies will or can provide boxes and packaging supplies. This is something you want to ask about beforehand, so you know what you need before they get there to pack you up. Will they have extra moving blankets to cover breakable items? Will they have extra padding for TV's, furniture, etc. Always a good idea to make sure you and the moving company have all the information you need on how to properly secure your items before the move.

Have you worked with a moving company before if you’ve needed to uproot your family? What are the good and bad that you had to deal with? I can't wait to hear your comments below! 👇🏼

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