Moving is a big transition that requires plenty of planning. Every homeowner will need to make a few decisions before they can settle into their new residence. Here’s what you need to consider before you ever reach moving day.

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Find a Home Mover that Fits Your Needs

You have options when you move, including the moving company you choose to hire. The company you choose should be decided on your needs.

 

Every moving company is different. Some focus on local moves while others specialize in long-distance moves. There are moving options that provide storage options, but other don’t offer that as a service. 

 

Regardless of what type of moving company you’re looking for, there are a few qualifications they should have. When you’re researching professional moving companies, make sure you look for the following credentials:

  • Certified by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA)
  • Bonded & Insured
  • Background checked, drug-free crews
  • Accredited by the local Better Business Bureau (BBB)

After you’ve done some research and have a few moving companies in mind, reach out to them two months before your move and get a quote from each of them. Compare each option and decide which one is best suited for you and your move.

Get Everything Ready for Your Move

Once you’ve decided on a professional mover, you’ll need to decide what will be making the trip to your new place and what won’t. You’ll want to start this process at least a month before you move to give yourself enough time to thoroughly go through everything.

 

After years of acquiring possessions, you’ll likely end up having more things than you thought you expected. Go through each room of your house and make a list of everything that will need to go to your new place, which can include:

  • Furniture
  • Legal, medical, and financial records and documents
  • Appliances
  • Personal possessions

Be Prepared for Your Move with Andrews

Moving can be stressful. Even after you’ve settled on a moving company and itemized your belongings, there are also loose ends that you need to handle. Andrews helps you manage your move so that you’ll be ready to go when moving day comes near. Contact us today about moving services in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. 

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