Local Moving Services in Wichita Falls--Worth Every Penny - Part 1

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Now that you've sold your house and have a new residence lined up, party time's over—it's time to box up all your belongings and get them across town to the new home. Since you are just going a around the corner or maybe a couple miles away, it's tempting to try to execute the move yourself--after all, how taxing can it be to rent a truck and get some friends over to load your furniture?

Ask anyone who has ever moved--it can be (and commonly is) really, really difficult. Relocating is plenty of a pain 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 a truck and have it down pat. Your kids are probably thinking 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 add to the stress by trying a DIY move in Wichita Falls.

Why Local?

Why not? A local company in Wichita Falls has its advantages. First, they know the area and will not be counting on their phones to navigate to your new home. In addition, they should know what size of moving vehicle will best accomodate which areas of town, which can be very helpful if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more on the line in doing a satisfactory job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you are not pleased 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 Wichita Falls

Questions They Will Have

When you contact the movers, they'll have a list of questions, so have this basic information on hand. Most of it you know without really having to research, but there might be one or two questions that you might have to think about. It is probably a smart idea to take 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 barn, basement, storage shed, or all three? Does your barn have a loft? Do you have a grandfather clock, or anything really, really heavy 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 have provided this basic information, you will most likely be provided with a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Wichita Falls. An in-home estimate is much more detailed and calculates the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you want. During the survey is a great time to ask any and all burning questions that you are pondering.

Be sure to check out our next post that covers all of the questions that you should ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your local move, click the button below.
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