The term ‘relocation’ is overwhelming as it’s never easy to find out the right packing and moving experts to relocate your belongings, which hold an emotional bonding. It makes it more difficult to trust a company while deciding which one to authorize for the same.
Though moving anytime in a year can be stressful, moving in winters can be dreadful. Moving through tough snow conditions, slush, dipping temperature, and winter driving conditions, well the list is good enough to almost wore anyone down making anxious and leaving you perplexed.
While discussing the relocation, do some homework to make sure that you are ready to face what is needed. It will definitely make you more comfortable.
Few pointers that can help in this process are:-
- Make sure to draw the movement map of the house on a sheet to understand the flow of the goods without any encumbrance.
- If you are staying in a double story apartment select the packers and the movers that are fully equipped with all kinds of tools, ramps, and different packaging material to suit different requirements.
- Make the navigation map from current home to destination point to make sure the traffic is as less possible, less bumpy and picking up the broader roads for a smooth transition of the valuables.
- Mark and cover the wooden floor with thick plastic sheets for unwanted scratches.
- Make sure to decide if you need full packing or partial packing with the movers.
- In case you have a piano, look for thick bubble wrapping so that the change in temperature should not vary the quality of the music notes, and the moving vehicles should have the hydraulic gears and lifts for safe and smooth loading and unloading.
- Check the pointers – whether to go for short term or long term storage of the items. Whether they will be secured enough? Will they deliver the things when asked for?
- Flexibility to reschedule, in case of extreme weather changes.
- It was not only about the packing but also about the loading and safe unloading, unpacking and placing things at the right place at the destination point.
The list of ‘to-do’ like
- Shoveling and heavily salting the movement areas,
- Keeping the medicines and extra warm clothes and additional toys and magazines to make the children comfortable
- Asking any friend/relative to take care of your children while packing and loading is taking place to make sure you have extra hands and children remain safe and unhurt.
- Keeping the new home working and warm and ready for the family
- Speak to the neighbors for that additional space for parking the moving vehicles
- Having a backup plan in extreme weather conditions
- Contact numbers of the friends and relatives whom you cantrust as contact in case of emergency
But the biggest worry surely is to finalize the best movers.
- A professional commercial moving company
- An expert in moving high-end furniture and goods
- provides insurance
- provides restoration services
- counted as short, as well as long distance moving specialists
The best thing is to check for the feedbacks and go through the comparison charts while doing your homework. Meet in person at company’s office and see their setups and the facilities provided for better understanding. The company which provides you realistic timelines carefully planned events, and professional guidelines for shifting and professionals like ‘extended family members’ who can understand your priority and can provide you practical solutions for the same should be the ultimate choice.