When moving to a new home, planning is crucial. If you’ve done it before, you’ve probably learnt a few hard lessons along the way and know that being systematic and organized about your relocation can save you time, money, and a lot of stress.
One of the first things you’ll need to do is find a reliable moving company, but all the good ones get booked up quickly.
At Simple Moves, we always try our best to offer clients the dates and times they want, but giving us a 30-day heads-up goes a long way to ensuring that we’re able to fit you in.
Our advice is always to book early, and here’s why:
Get the movers you want
Not all moving companies were created equal. Some offer basic services; others go the extra mile to ensure your goods are protected and handled with care. Many people make the mistake of treating a moving company like a dial-and-deliver service – as long as they’ve got the van, what more do you need, right?
A lot, actually.
We’ve found that moving day can be a frantic and stressful experience for many, especially if family and pets are running around, not to mention the emotions that come with saying goodbye to an old home and getting ready for a new adventure.
Our team of expert movers is always ready and eager to help. We offer a wide range of services so that you can do as little or as much as you want. We’ll do all the heavy lifting, careful disassembling of furniture, and loading. Instead of flimsy cardboard boxes, we offer sturdy and secure frog boxes that ensure all your items are neatly packed and labelled. If you’d rather focus on settling into your new home, you can trust us to provide a thorough cleaning service of your old property and make it ready for its new occupants. To protect your belongings in transit, we’re covered by comprehensive insurance that gives our customers peace of mind when they select us as their moving partner.
These are just some of the benefits that our clients enjoy when working with us, which is why we’re often booked weeks in advance, particularly during the peak summer season. If you’re shopping around for moving companies and don’t want to miss out on the one that comes highly recommended, don’t leave it too late.
Avoid last-minute problems
When you’ve booked your movers in time, and you’re secure in the knowledge that you have your own dedicated team of helpers for the big day, you can start planning the ins and outs of your move.
If you’re unsure about something, you can always call your moving company and get advice or assistance from them to ensure that you’re all on the same page. For example, you may want to check whether items you package yourself are covered by the company’s insurance.
There are a whole host of questions that may come up as you’re getting ready for moving day, and having a reliable and knowledgeable team to lean on will help you make the right decisions. Communicating and planning your move with an experienced moving company will help to prevent any time drains on the day.
Long-distance moves need more planning
Understandably, cross country moves require a little more notice. Your movers will have to dedicate a team and transport solely for your usage. Depending on the distance, the travel may take at least a day. Simple Moves offers a storage and long-distance service; however, many local companies may not go to different provinces.
To avoid last-minute disappointments, you’ll have to a) find a company that is willing to go to your destination, b) make sure they’ve got space in their diary for you. Some companies will charge a premium if the booking is too last-minute, so save money and book well in advance.
It’s also important to remember that moving companies will have different sized vans. If you’re moving the contents of a large family home, you’ll want to ensure that the company you’ve chosen has suitable transportation for your needs.
There’s a tonne of things you can’t predict about your move, such as the weather, personal matters cropping up, or traffic on the day. Making sure you’ve booked your dream team of movers, however, will go a long way to alleviating the stress and ensuring that things go as smoothly as possible.