It may only be the beginning of spring, but the warm temperatures are already hinting at the fast-approaching summer season. If you’re planning to move this summer there are a few things you can start doing to get ready for the big move.

Start Sorting and Cleaning
Use spring cleaning to your advantage. The less you have to pack and move, the easier the process will be. Start tackling it now so once move time rolls around there will be less to do.  Unless it has sentimental value, consider donating or tossing anything that hasn’t been used or worn in the last 2 years. If you have enough items in good condition, consider organizing a yard sale. Andrews can help you clean out your pantry by delivering your unwanted non-perishable food items to the local food bank through Move for Hunger.

Begin Looking for a New Place to Live
This is especially important if you’re interested in renting. Summer is a busy season for apartment complexes and places book up fast! If you have an idea of when you’ll be moving, start exploring your options. If you’re a good distance from where you’re moving start by searching online. Narrow your choices down to a few and then plan to go visit them.

Get Three Estimates
If you have an idea of when you’re moving and to where you’re moving, get the estimate processes going now. We suggest getting three different in-home estimates from reputable companies. Get referrals from friends, look up local van lines, or check with the Better Business Bureau for good suggestions. Having a representative from each company visit your home will result in the most accurate estimate. It is also a great time to get more information on the mover, their process, and to ask any questions. Beware of companies that will only give an estimate over the phone.

Understand Your Estimate
It’s important to understand your estimate and what it includes. If you are estimated to pack on your own, but then change your mind, how much will the price go up?  Is your estimate binding or non-binding? Since summer is the peak season for moving companies, prices are going to be higher so it’s also important to understand your pricing and if it will increase closer to your move date.

Find a mover you’re happy with? Go ahead and book now! Move dates fill up fast and the earlier you book the better.

Need an estimate? Contact us! Our representative will visit your home to survey your items and give you more information on moving with Andrews

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