Read this before you start planning your move to a new home

If you’ve ever moved from one city or town to another, you’ll know how much prep work and planning goes into relocating. Whether you’re moving from Montreal to Toronto or from New York to Los Angeles, it seems like there’s never enough time to get everything checked off on your do-to list.

One thing you can do early on in the planning process that will save you a list of time and energy down the road is to hire a moving company. When you schedule early with a moving company, you can rest assured that a crew of movers with a big moving truck large enough to fit all of your items will roll up to your home and help you on the big day.

There’s nothing worse than having to move a bunch of furniture and boxes an new home d not having enough help. You can enlist the help of your friends and family members, bribing them some free pizza for lunch or some homemade cookies, but that’ll only get you so far. Plus, people may commit to helping you on moving day but things can come up or they may change their mind, and then you’ll be left with little to no support. The better option is to research a professional moving company that has a good track record with prior customers. YOu want a moving company that has a good reputation in your community and has good reviews and testimonials.

Are you moving far away? Make sure you find a moving company that can accommodate long-distance moves. Some moving companies are only able to handle local moves so be sure to read the fine print and speak to the company so you can make sure it’s a good fit before booking anything. Keep in mind that if you have specialty items that need to be moved, such as a piano or something that’s extremely fragile, you let the moving company know and make sure they are able to accommodate your unique items. Beyond letting the movers know, you should also research the best way to package up and protect unique items so you don’t need to stress out about the items getting damaged during the move.

Before moving day, as you’re planning your move, another thing to keep in mind are the costs associated with moving. Costs can really add up so knowing exactly what you’ll need to spend money on and having a little bit left over as a cushion just in case something else comes up is helpful. When you’re selecting a moving company, be sure to ask what costs and fees are involved and make sure there are no hidden fees that you may get unexpectedly hit with.

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