When it comes to moving, nobody knows how to get the job done right more than the professional moving companies we have here in the U.S. If you need help moving across the country, contact a moving professional at least a couple months before the date you would like to move. During this time, you should take inventory of all of the items you want to have delivered to your new home.
Take notes and photos of the condition of your items and make sure that you provide a copy of your packing list to the mover. You will also be able to purchase insurance for your goods by hiring a moving company. If damages should occur to your property while in transit across the nation, you will be reimbursed through the mover’s insurance agent after a claim has been filed.
Properly Pack to Avoid Added Costs
Packing your items properly is essential to avoid damages and any possibility of extra spending. If it looks as if your items are at risk, the moving company might charge for a repack fee or ask you to repackage the item yourself. Often times, you can save money on packing supplies by checking with local liquor stores or grocery stores to see if they have boxes they do not need.
If you have a packing station, you can keep your packing supplies much more organized. Utilize a large table or a countertop and bring all of your items to this location and check the items off on your packing list once they have been properly packaged. Your packing station should have colored tabs, boxes, foam sheets, packing tape, labels, permanent markers, and a utility knife.