Archive for April 28, 2012
Moving may seem like an incredible feat that is impossible to undertake. So many details need attention and consideration before, during and after a move. Setting a budget, organizing, packing and searching for experienced and reliable movers are only a few of the details to prepare. It may be difficult to decide where to begin. A checklist for movers as well as an inventory list can be extremely helpful.
Not only will a checklist for movers help keep your sanity, it will save time, keep your moving details organized and make sure nothing is left undone or forgotten. A checklist for movers can be as detailed as you like. Download copies of moving checklists from the Internet. Many moving company websites have free checklists. If you prefer to make your own, there are templates also available online. Make sure there is a time frame for each category. The timeline ensures that each step is completed on time. Follow each step on the checklist before the required date, and the hard work of the relocation will not seem so overwhelming.
In addition to your checklist for movers, prepare an inventory list as well. When it comes time to get a quote from different movers, you can rely on your inventory list to let the moving companies know what you have to move. Since most movers base the cost of your move on distance and weight, the inventory list also useful to keep things in perspective and provides an opportunity to get rid of things you do not need. In addition, it helps with determining the number of moving boxes and packing materials you may need.
After you have your checklist for movers and a completed inventory list, it is time to contact movers. With the information from you checklist, you can discuss the cost of the move with the movers. Get quotes from at least three of the types of movers you plan to use. Verify the information about each moving company to ensure that the moving company is credible and reliable. After you receive the quotes, you can select the best mover based on price, reliability, past performance and cost. Keep following your checklist and everything will be ready on time for the movers to relocate you and your family.