Staying Organized and Getting Prepared for a Move

ToDo ListIf there is one thing that is more important than anything else during relocation, it is staying on top of things. Relocations can get chaotic and messy as soon as organization isn’t a factor. It is important that as the person in need of relocation services, you maintain a level of organization and that you prepare for the move efficiently. This will assist the movers in conducting a safe and more secure move.


The best way to prepare for relocation is by creating a list of things to-do. This list can be as long and detailed as you would like. Just make sure that it includes all things that you must get accomplished before your big moving day. When you accomplish things on the list, cross them off to help you stay on track.


It is wise to have a babysitter prepared on the day of the move and to have all entryways and pathways cleared for the movers. If they must park on city property, make sure you obtained a parking permit. This includes street parking in most cases. Everything must be clean and easy for the movers to maneuver as necessary.


There are many ways to be prepared, but one thing that must be done by the time the movers arrive, is the packing. Everything will need to be packed away and ready for the movers to load onto the truck. The boxes should be stacked neatly in every room and they should be labeled clearly so that they know where to place them at the new address when they arrive. Having a list of inventory will help to assure everything makes it to its new home safely.



The Importance of an Inventory List

Carrying BoxesIt is so easy to lose property during a relocation. A lot of people will go about a move without taking a second to consider all of the inventory. When the items make it to their new home, they look it over and can’t remember all that was moved until they need it and realize that it isn’t there. This is why it is highly recommended that an inventory list is created. The moving company will often create their own list of inventory as well which is great for comparing yours too.


An inventory list can be as detailed as you would like. If you really wish to write down each individual piece of furniture and item, you can, but many just take a box count per room. This box count can also include a count of each piece of furniture to go in each room too. It is up to you, but make sure that you take an accurate count.


By creating a list of inventory, you will be able to notice what made it and what didn’t as the truck arrives at the next location. If you realize that items are missing, you can immediately inform the moving company so that they can file a report in which you will sign. The moving company will then consult with you and if they find that items really are missing, they will tell you how to go about filing an insurance claim. The items will then be replaced if they were found lost due to the fault of the movers.



Best Optional Services to Consider

UnpackingMoving companies offer a variety of services. Some of them are mandatory whereas some of them are completely optional. You might find that many of the movers offer more services than others. A few moving companies choose to specialize in specific moving types, while others like to appeal to all of the possible customers by making sure they can tend to any type of move, whether it be commercial, residential, local or long distance.


When it comes to optional services, it is usually best to purchase at least some of them. They are designed to make your relocation easier on you and to free up more of your time. Of course, you must first make sure you have the room within your budget before you start piling the optional services on.


Kinds of Optional Services


  • Recycling
  • Hauling Services
  • Furniture Liquidation
  • Tracking Services
  • Full Packing Services
  • E-Crate Rental
  • Storage Solutions
  • Auto Transport


The above, are just an example of the optional services that you may have to select from. It is ultimately suggested that if you can afford to pay for full packing services, you should go with this service. This is when the movers come in before the scheduled moving date to pack all of your belongings up for you. They will pack everything up securely using the right packing materials and supplies. Every box will be labeled and they will even create an inventory list. This service will free up even more of your time and make the move even less stressful.


E-Crate rentals are recyclable containers that are used to pack up your belongings until they are unloaded at the next location. Recycling services are another green offering that many take advantage of too when they have an environmentally friendly conscious. Many movers are trying their best to offer these green solutions.


If you are unsure of what services will be great additions to the services you need to purchase for the relocation, consult with a customer service representative. You will find that many of these optional services will lessen your workload greatly and make it easier for the relocation to along smoothly.


How Does a Moving Company Go about Relocating an Office?

Office cubiclesMoving companies often offer office relocation services. A mover must be properly trained to specifically handle office moves. They will need to know how to safely transport office equipment and machinery, large furniture and fragile pieces often found in offices. This requires attention to detail and professionalism.


When you are ready to book a date for the office relocation, opt in for as many convenient services as your budget allows. For example, it is easiest to purchase full service packing. This means that the movers will come in ahead of the scheduled moving day and pack away all of the belongings in the office. They can even take down cubicles and reassemble them after the transport. As they pack everything away, they will mark all boxes legibly and take apart any office equipment that must be disassembled prior to the transport of the items.


Services for Office Relocation


  • Crating and packing
  • Cubicle installation
  • E-crate rentals
  • Furniture liquidation
  • Hauling
  • Pick-up and delivery
  • Recycling


Your movers can help you in numerous ways all while getting your belongings from one location to the next. They aren’t just there to load and unload the trucks. You can opt in for other services and features as you feel necessary. For example, you can take advantage of the recycling services. If you have e-waste as most offices do, allow the movers to take care of it rather than trying to find someone who accepts such recyclables.


The movers also offer storage solutions. If there is anything that needs to be stored, allow the movers to do so. There are many wonderful services that come along with full office relocation services. Just make sure you inquire about all that is available as you are on the phone with the movers scheduling your moving date.