Now that you've unloaded your house and have a new home lined up, party time's over—it's time to pack up all your things and move them across town to the new house. Since you are just going a around the corner or maybe a couple miles away, it's tempting to try to execute the move yourself--after all, how difficult can it be to rent a truck and get some buddies over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?
Ask anyone who has moved recently--it can be (and commonly is) really, really hard. Relocating is plenty of a crazy time without the headache of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack a truck and have it down pat. Your kids are probably thinking about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is unnerved about a new dry cleaner and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is compound the stress by trying a DIY move in Colorado Springs.
Why not? A local company in Colorado Springs has its benefits. First, they know the ins and outs of the area and shouldn’t should not be counting on their phones to navigate to your new home. In addition, they should know what size of moving van will best accomodate which areas of town, which can be very handy if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more invested in doing a good job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you're not pleased with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the neighborhood economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Colorado Springs
Questions They Will Have
When you contact the movers, they will have a list of questions, so keep this basic information on hand. Most of it you know without really having to dig, but there might be one or two questions that you really have to think about. It's probably a good idea to take an inventory of your things, room by room, because moving is overwhelming enough that you do not want to forget all the stuff in the storage shed.
How many bedrooms? Do you have a barn, basement, storage shed, or all three? Does your garage have a loft? Do you have a pool table, or anything really, really heavy like a standing safe? Any play equipment like swing sets or basketball goals? How about any outside items that will be moving?
They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have high value things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
Once you answered some initial questions, you will most likely be provided with a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Colorado Springs. An in-home survey is much more detailed and measures the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you want. During the survey is a great time to ask all of the burning questions that you are pondering.
Be sure to check out our next post that touches on all of the questions that you need to ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your move, get a free estimate today.