Moving to a new home can be daunting and without planning ahead, the costs can quickly add up. There are many factors that go into a move and hiring a relocation company is one of the most important. You also need to create a moving budget so you know what the costs are before moving day.
Your moving company fees will include a base fee plus specialty items fees and moving insurance. They can help transport your pets as well as vehicles to your new location. Make sure to also factor in extra costs like daycare on moving day and house cleaning services.
Here are 4 great relocation tips to make your big day easier.
1. Declutter so you can pack less.
Don’t pack anything that you no longer need. If you haven’t used it in 6 months then you probably can sell it or donate it.
2. Use quality moving boxes.
It’s easy to get boxes from the grocery store to use. While they are free, they are odd shaped and may have damage from moisture. It’s worthwhile buying proper moving boxes that are durable.
3. Don’t overpack boxes
You shouldn’t try to fit all your items in a few boxes. This can damage items and make them too heavy to lift. Pack your boxes to the top so your belongings don’t shift while on the truck as movers are not responsible for any abrasion damage in boxes during transport.
4. Make a priority box.
When you arrive at your new home you don’t want to open up every box when you get there. Having a tote with must-have items will make your life easier. Put things in that you will need right away so you don’t have to search for them. Master Movers can do this for you. Talk to our moving coordinators.
Hiring a Relocation Moving Company
When you are looking for a moving company to hire, make sure to do your homework. Word of mouth goes a long way so ask family and friends for recommendations. You can also go online and read customer reviews. If you have a detailed inventory, a relocation company can give you an accurate estimate of moving costs. It’s easier to compare different quotes this way.
Having a plan is the best way to find a qualified relocation company and keep down costs. Master Movers are here to help. With offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, we are professional movers for hire and are accredited with AMOSA so you are assured of quality service. Contact us today for more information.