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Moving to a new residence is a big job. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, there is a lot of work involved in getting all of your belongings from one place to another. Packing, transporting and unpacking can all be done by you, which can be time-consuming, stressful and exhausting – OR you can hire Seattle Movers and get your belongings safely to their new home.
There are a variety of options available to you when choosing the services of a moving company:
- Pack and unpack your residence.
- Fully pad all items with moving quilts.
- Shrink-wrap upholstered items (essential to keeping your furniture dry while we move it from your doorstep to our weather-proof trucks).
- Disassemble and reassemble furniture.
- Provide wardrobe boxes free on the day of service.
- Remove used packing materials when the job is complete.
Preparation is crucial, so once you have decided on the level of service you require, it’s important to become educated about the process. Here are some tips for getting ready for that big move…
Know What Can & Cannot Be Moved By Professionals
Moving companies may have certain items they cannot or will not move due to safety or liability reasons. Items such as household chemicals or paint are a safety hazard. Other items such as cash, documents, pets, and medicine may be a liability concern. These items you will need to pack up yourself and transport.
If you choose to pack your own belongings, be organized. Make sure you have enough boxes, bubble wrap, quilts, etc. for packing your valuables safely. When you pack yourself, the movers may not be liable for damage. On moving day, be strategic and plan ahead to make it easy for the movers to get in and out. Make sure all boxes are labeled with your name, general contents and the destination room in your new residence. Keep doors and hallways clear for the easy passage of your moving crew with heavy and large items easily accessible, as they will be loaded first.
Accidents happen with even careful and thoughtful planning. Consider purchasing insurance for your move. There are different types of insurance available, so keep your budget and the value of your belongings in mind and choose accordingly.