Now that you have unloaded your house and have a new one on the horizon, party time's over—it is time to box up all your things and lug them across town to the new home. Since you are just going a few blocks or maybe a couple miles away, it is tempting to try to execute the move on your own--after all, how taxing can it be to rent a truck and get some pals over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?
Ask anyone who has ever moved--it can be (and usually is) really, really taxing. Relocating is plenty of a crazy time without the hassle 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 be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably thinking about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is distressed about a new dry cleaner and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is compound the stress by attempting a DIY move in Oklahoma City.
Why not? A local company in Oklahoma City has its perks. First, they know the area and won't be counting on their phones to navigate to your new house. Also, they should know what size of moving van will best work for which areas 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 on the line in doing a satisfactory job for you--word of mouth travels fast, and if you are not ok with the move, then they have to live with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you're also keeping the local economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Oklahoma City
Questions They'll Have
When you contact the movers, they'll have lots of questions, so have this basic information on hand. Most of it you know without really having to research, but there may be one or two questions that you really have to think about. It is probably a good idea to make an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is mind-boggling enough that you don't want to forget all the stuff in the attic.
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.
Once 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 Oklahoma City. An in-home estimate is much more specific and nails down 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 all of the burning questions that you are pondering.
Be sure to check out our next post that examines all of the questions that you should ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your move, get a free estimate today.