Frequently asked moving questions

Planning for that big move of yours? Let us help you! Below are some important frequently asked moving questions to make the process easier for you.moving questions and answers

Q: When should I begin packing for my move?
A: The bigger your home is the more time it will take to pack it up. For large home we recommend beginning about 3 weeks prior to your move date. For smaller homes we recommend beginning 2 weeks prior to your move date.

Q: What’s the best way to get an accurate estimate?
A: Request an on-site estimate with a flat rate. This way the moving company is aware of all of the details and can give you a price according to your specific needs. Make sure this estimate is written and signed by the moving company before you schedule with them.

Q: How can I check if a moving company is licensed?A: There are websites like https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx that allow you to search the licensing authority of every moving company.

Q: Are there any items that shouldn’t be transported by the movers?
A: Yes, people shouldn’t have the movers ship the following:

  • Paints
  • Open liquid containers
  • Propane tanks/cans
  • Gas or oils
  • Butane
  • Ammunition
  • Open alcohol bottles/cans
  • Open food containers
  • Aerosols
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Welding gas
  • Antifreeze
  • Disinfectant cleaners (specifically ones that contain bleach or ammonia)
  • Plants

Q: What is a bill of lading?
A: A bill of lading is the contract between the customer and the movers. This should be given to you before the move begins. Make sure to review it before signing it to make sure there are no discrepancies.

Choosing a New Place To Move To

Movinig to a new city Moving to a new place is scary. This new place is going to be your home for the next few months, years, or decades. Make sure to plan and research your options as much as possible before choosing a new place to move to.

Use the list below to help you find your new home:

1) First and foremost, try to visit the potential towns before the big move. While in the areas, drive around and visit the central areas, restaurants, shops, recreation centers, etc. to get an idea of what living there will be like.

2) Use the internet to look up crime rates and statistics, school options (specifically if you have children), libraries, hospitals and other emergency services, proximity to the local airports, etc.

3) Don’t forget about the financial aspects. Its’ important to know what you can afford. After that, plan accordingly. Research the average cost of homes in the area as well as different state taxes.

4) Check out employment opportunities in all potential areas. If you specialize in a specific field, take time researching the city’s job market in your industry. In addition, keep in mind that income levels for the same job can vary from one state to another. There are websites (salary.com, for example) that compare salaries for different careers in various states.

5) Do you like warm weather? Or do you prefer the cold? If you’re passionate about either, make sure to search typical weather habits for different areas.

6) The more information you can get the better it will be. Informed decisions are usually the best.

Good luck finding your new home!