Relocating to a new home is usually too big of a task to handle on your own. Even the smallest of moving projects require a long list of tasks to complete, including packing your belongings, arranging for the transportation, handling the transfer of utilities and change in address forms, and seriously heavy lifting.

Because moving can be such a challenge, many homeowners opt to make things much easier by hiring professional movers to help with the process. Professional movers can provide invaluable service for people relocating—with not only physical assistance but with expert advice and assistance throughout every step of the moving process.

Daniel’s Moving & Storage has been servicing homeowners for more than four decades. Over this time, we’ve developed a wide reputation amongst our customers for excellence in moving services—and for being one of the most reputable moving companies in the industry. In this article, our experts will reveal some of the most important things you’ll need to know when planning a move and what to expect from the moving process.

What to Expect from Your Mover

The first step is to choose a moving company that you trust to help you with your move. Research online or get recommendations from relatives and friends and carefully evaluate which among these will you hire. Whether you require full-service moving (including packing and unpacking and other specialized services) or a simple, streamlined moving package, the right movers can help you make the process much easier.

It’s important to start looking for a good mover early, as the best ones can usually become booked weeks in advance—especially during the spring and summer seasons.

You should expect the movers to want to provide an in-home consultation and free pricing estimate to get started—and you can use this initial meeting to compare rates and evaluate services. Get in-home estimates from multiple companies to be able to find the best rates and value, and work closely with the dedicated moving consultant to be able to determine which services do you need.

What to Expect During Packing

When you choose full-service packing services, the moving company will schedule a specific day for packers to prepare your belongings. If you don’t choose this option, you should ask your movers about packing supplies. Many moving companies supply their customers with free boxes and other materials, or offer them at a lower rate according to your moving package.

Most people moving learn that the packing process takes a lot longer than expected. This is why it’s so important to start as early as possible and follow a packing timeline to make sure it all gets done by moving day. Once again, having the right packing supplies will make this part much easier, so make sure to gather supplies or ask your moving company for advice on how to get them.

What to Expect on Moving Day

Moving house can be hectic in the weeks prior to the move—but moving day is even more so. If possible, have your kids or pets stay with a relative or friends, even just for a day. Also, make yourself available to the professional movers by phone or in-person just in case they have last-minute questions.

The movers will take inventory of your items before beginning to move them. If you can, make sure to make your own list as well to cross-reference your things once you arrive at your new home.

The movers will likely take care of the heavy lifting first, loading the heaviest items first. If you have any specialized items that need attention, such as a grand piano, computer systems, and high-tech equipment, fragile antiques or fine artwork, or even cars or motorcycles, your movers will have a separate process for moving these safely that will most likely be planned in advance.

The Most Reliable Professional Movers

If you’re looking for a professional moving company to help you through your next household or commercial move, Daniel’s Moving & Storage is here for you.

Since 1978, this family-owned company has provided a comprehensive range of moving and storage services including packing, crating, storage, as well as local and international residential, commercial, and specialized moving services. Aside from being the only mover to be certified by the International Office Moving Institute, we have also earned various awards such as the Atlas Milton M. Hill Quality Award, Atlas World-Class Commitment Award, Atlas Hauling Excellence Award, and Atlas Sales Achievement Award.

If you want to learn more about how we can help you with your next relocation, contact us today by giving us a call now. Or, if you prefer, fill out this quick online form for a free in-home estimate and consultation.