If you have ever moved houses before, you know the process is not as simple as it seems. Many people have questions about their first move, and even about their second or third as each situation has its own unique problems. Our moving expert, David Stamper from PLANES Companies, answers some of his most frequently asked questions:
- When is the best time to move?
If you have a choice, it’s best to select a time other than summer, or right after the holidays are over. These time periods are the busiest for movers. However, you should ultimately move when it is most convenient for you.
- When should I call a moving company?
The earlier the better. Try to give movers 4 to 6 weeks notice to allow for an in-home survey and proper planning on your and the mover’s part.
- What does it cost to move? Do I need an estimate?
PLANES Companies conducts a free, in-home survey of your household goods. A pre-move survey is needed to determine the approximate cost of a move. Movers must provide you with a written estimate, and should be able to answer all of your questions regarding their prices.
- Can my possessions be stored temporarily?
If you are unable to take immediate possession of your new residence, your belongings can be stored elsewhere until you’re ready for them. Many moving companies, PLANES included, offers storage containers that can be packed by their employees or you, shipped off your property, and stored in a warehouse until you can move into your new home. There are storage, warehouse handling and final delivery charges that would apply.
- Do my appliances need special attention?
Most refrigerators, washers, dryers and other electrical or mechanical appliances do require special servicing prior to moving and transportation.
For an expert local, interstate or international mover, reach out to David Stamper, PLANES Companies.