Now that you have unloaded your house and have a new home on the horizon, party time's over—it's time to pack up all your belongings and lug them across town to the new house. Since you're just going a hop, skip and a jump or maybe a couple miles away, it's alluring to try to execute the move yourself--after all, how taxing can it be to rent a truck and get some buddies over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?
Ask anyone who has ever relocated--it may be (and commonly is) really, really difficult. Moving is enough of a stress without the anxiety of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack your son or daughter’s action figure collection and be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably concerned about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is distressed about a new grocery store and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is multiply the stress by trying a DIY move in Little Rock.
Why not? A local company in Little Rock has its benefits. First, they know the area and won't be counting on their phones to get you to your new house. Also, they should know what size of moving vehicle will best work for which areas of town, which can be very handy if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more invested in doing a good job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you are not happy with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you're also keeping the local economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Little Rock
Questions They Will Have
When you call the movers, they will have several questions, so have this basic information on hand. Most of it you know without really having to research, but there might be a couple questions that you really have to think about. It's probably a smart idea to jot down an inventory of your stuff, one room at a time, because moving is mind-boggling enough that you don't want to forget all the stuff in the storage shed.
How many bedrooms? Do you have a barn, basement, attic, or all three? Does your garage have a loft? Do you have a pool table, or anything really, really awkward like a standing safe? Any play equipment like trampolines or basketball goals? How about any outside items that will be moving?
They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have certain expensive things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
Once you have provided this basic information, you will most likely be given a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Little Rock. An in-home estimate is much more detailed and calculates the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the exact services that you need. During the survey is a great time to ask any and all burning questions that you have come to your mind.
Be sure to check out our next post that touches on all of the questions that you need to ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with the process, get a free estimate today.