Archive for March, 2012
Two things best describe moving, stressful and expensive. However, this should not be the case. There are lots of things you can do in order to make your move hassle free and less expensive. Here are some of them.
Moving can be stress free if you prepare well for the move. If it is possible to plan ahead, say months ahead, moving can be really be easy. In this case, you can gradually accomplish things one by one and during your most convenient time that by the time you move, there will only be just few remaining things that you have to do. Preparing weeks ahead of the move will also allow you to know the things that you need to know about moving and make the right decisions about them. For example, if you plan ahead, you will have the time to research about how to find a good moving company. A good moving company then can offer you the services that you need, such as if you need a full service move, or if you just need to hire the van, or if you need a temporary storage for your belongings. Of course if you have to move immediately and do not have the luxury of time, one way you can make the move hassle free is to have a checklist for the move. The checklist will allow you to organize the move and accomplish everything in an orderly manner. This will not only lessen the stress when moving, this will also help you not forget anything.
Now, when it comes to making the move cheaper, again the best way is to plan the move in advance and take advantage of the discounts offered by moving companies. One of these is the moving coupons. Another is the discounts for off peak seasons and discounts during certain days of the week. Now, again if you do not have the advantage of time, you can still make your move less expensive by choosing the service that meets your budget and by choosing the company that offers lots of discounts to their clients. If you really want to save a lot for example, you can choose the self service move in which you will do everything and just rent the van. When it comes to getting discounts, you should find a company that offers other discounts aside from the off peak season discounts and coupon discounts, such as discounts on moving items, senior citizen discounts and others. All you have to do is choose the right company and take advantage of the discounts they offer.
Hiring a moving company is one of the best decisions one can make when moving to a new home or office. This is because moving companies today offer different types of services, from do it yourself move, to self service move, to full service move, one can choose the one that meets ones budget and limitations. With the right moving company one actually has three options to choose from. First is the full service move wherein the moving company will pack, load, deliver and unload the belongings. The second is the self service move wherein you will do the packing and the loading and unloading while the moving company will do the driving. Then lastly there is the self service move wherein you will do everything. This is nothing more than hiring a moving truck and so you will do the packing, loading, driving, unloading and unpacking. You can also find a moving company that offers storage services in case you need to store your belongings first in a safe and secured location because you cannot move just yet to your new home or office. Finding the right moving company is important if you have other requests or concerns.
Of course finding a good moving company is not enough. As the moving company has its obligations and responsibilities to you, customers also have obligations and responsibilities to fulfill. First is to read and understand the booklet which the moving company will furnish you with. The mover is required by the law to provide their customers copy of the booklet. In turn, you should read the book so that you can understand your rights, the obligations of the movers to you and what to do in case of problems with the move. Second, it is your responsibility to make sure that you get a good moving company. Since there are many moving companies today that scam their customers, it is your responsibility to find a company that is reliable and trustworthy. You are therefore responsibility to check if the company have the necessary insurance, if it is duly registered, if there are complaints about the company and how well is the company rated. Third, it is your responsibility to read the contract and understand it before signing it. If there is something that you do not understand and is not comfortable with, do not sign the contract. Consult a lawyer if possible, if not find another company. Lastly, it is your responsibility to provide the right address to the movers. If you fail to do this and your belongings get lost or you are charged additional for the delivery cost, you have no choice but to pay.