by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving in a hurry is no easy task, especially when it's due to a family emergency or starting a new job. But, it doesn't have to be a completely overwhelming experience. If you've found yourself in a situation where you need to move right away and must leave everything to a professional moving company
, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your move is a success.
Communication Is Key
In your initial communication with the moving company, be honest and upfront about your individual situation and expectations for the move. Be sure to discuss your timeline and any details the moving team might need to know. Once moving day arrives, your professional movers will be prepared for the day to ensure no errors are made during the process. However, it's important to provide contact information in advance, so you can be reached if any questions or concerns arise throughout the move. If you will be out of touch at any time during packing, loading or unloading, be sure to have someone onsite at your residence who you trust to make decisions on your behalf and with whom the moving company can communicate in your absence.
Complete a Walk-through
Conducting a thorough walk-through with the moving company is an important part of any successful move. Especially when your time is limited, a walk-through can help you organize and focus on the most important items to be moved. Together with the movers, you can build a plan for the move to ensure it goes off without a hitch. In addition to making note of any unique challenges you may need to plan for in advance, you should:
- Take inventory of any items that won't be moved
- Ensure all areas of your home and garage are accessible
- Consider any offsite storage needs you may have
- Let the movers know about any items that require special handling
Voice Your Concerns
Each move is a little different from the last, which is why it's important to ask questions. Professional movers are experienced, which means they have knowledge and expertise when it comes to dealing with a wide range of unique situations. So, don't hesitate to voice any concerns right up front before your moving day arrives. If you have items that are of particular importance or require special handling when packing and unpacking, be sure to communicate that with the movers to ensure no problems arise during the move.
Stay in Touch
Prior to your moving date, you'll want to make sure everyone involved with the move is aware of pertinent details. Scheduling requirements, addresses, and who to call in an emergency are all important pieces of information that should be readily available to the movers. Make sure you or someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf can be reached by phone in case of an unexpected event.
Regardless of the reason for your move, moving in a hurry is a stressful thing to do. That's why it's important to take care of yourself during the process and trust that your belongings will be cared for as well. Fortunately, with highly experienced moving professionals on your side, you can rest assured that your items will arrive at your destination on time and in good condition.
Relax with the Right Movers
Choosing the right moving company is crucial to a successful relocation. Fortunately, with A-1 Freeman Moving Group handling your move, you can relax in knowing that our professional crews have the skills and expertise to move your belongings with the same care and concern they would their own. If you're looking for a highly-skilled team of movers to help you with your next move, contact us today.
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