Now that you have a buyer for your house and have a new home ready to go, party time is over—it's time to box up all your things and get them across town to the new home. Since you're just going a hop, skip and a jump or maybe a couple miles away, it is enticing to try to execute the move on your own--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's ever moved--it can be (and commonly is) really, really taxing. Relocating is enough of a stress without the headache of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack a truck and have it down pat. Your kids are probably worried about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is panicked about a new gas station and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is compound the stress by attempting a DIY move in Wichita Falls.
Why not? A local company in Wichita Falls has its perks. First, they know the ins and outs of the area and shouldn’t should not be reliant on their phones to get you to your new house. Also, they should know what size of truck will best be suited for which parts 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 great job for you--word of mouth travels fast, and if you're not ok with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the neighborhood economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Wichita Falls
Questions They'll Have
When you contact the movers, they'll have a list of questions, so keep this basic information handy. Most of it you know without really having to dig, but there will be one or two questions that you really have to think about. It is probably a good idea to jot down an inventory of your furniture, room by room, because moving is mind-boggling enough that you do not want to forget all the stuff in the basement.
How many bedrooms? Do you have a garage, basement, attic, or all three? Does your barn have a loft? Do you have a grandfather clock, 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 unusually valuable things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
After you answered some initial questions, you will most likely be given a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Wichita Falls. An in-home survey is much more specific and nails down the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the exact services that you are requesting. During the survey is a great time to ask the 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 must ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your local move, get a free estimate today.