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

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Now that you've unloaded your house and have a new home ready to go, 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 handle the move yourself--after all, how difficult 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 box a lamp and have it down pat. Your kids are probably thinking about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is distressed 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 lay of the land 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 work for 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 happy with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you're also keeping the neighborhood economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Wichita Falls

Questions They Will Have

When you contact the movers, they'll have lots of questions, so have this basic information ready. Most of it you know without really having to research, but there might be one or two questions that you may have to think about. It is probably a smart idea to make an inventory of your stuff, room by room, because moving is overwhelming enough that you do not want to forget all the stuff in the storage shed.

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 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 high value 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 nails down the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you need. 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 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, click the button below.
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