Moving isn't always easy. One of the things that makes it hard is that everyone's living situation and needs around moving are different. Moving companies, thankfully, offer a variety of services, and most make it possible to customize your moving services according to your unique needs. But what moving services and protocols are most helpful in your situation? The following are recommendations for a variety of common moving situations.
Scenario #1: You are on a tight budget.
If you have a limited budget to dedicate to moving, you're not alone. Some people in this scenario decide not to hire movers and to DIY their move, but this is not always necessary. Often, you can hire a moving company just to load the truck, drive it, and unload the truck. You do the packing and unpacking yourself. Most movers offer affordable rates for these basic services, and it saves you from having to take time off work or strain your back.
Scenario #2: You or a family member have limited mobility.
Moving is pretty physically demanding work, and if you have limited mobility, even tasks like cleaning the home prior to move-out can be difficult to handle. In this situation, you really want to hire a full-service moving team that offers white-glove service. Such a moving company can do everything from packing your decorations to putting the silverware back in your drawers. They'll often even clean your old and new home upon request. Just make sure you book this service well in advance as there can be a lot to coordinate.
Scenario #3: You're moving into an upper-story apartment.
If you're moving into an upper-floor apartment, you might be worried about getting everything up the stairs. Most moving companies will do this for you, although they might assess an extra fee. They may also require you to measure all of your larger furniture and sign off on the measurements before you move. This way, they won't find themselves unable to fit a certain sofa or dresser through a hall or doorway. In scenarios like this, movers may also limit the weight of items they are willing to transport in order to keep workers safe.
One of the best things about moving services is how easy they are to customize and modify. If you're in one of the scenarios above, take this advice to heart, but don't hesitate to ask movers for more tips, too.
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