Are you planning on moving somewhere in Mississippi or perhaps planning on moving out of the state. If so, then you should take the time to choose the right moving company that will help your organize and move your belongings as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. There are plenty of highly qualified movers available to select that provide a wealth of services all at competitive prices.
Naturally, you’ll want to find the right combination of price, service and reliability when you are choosing a moving company that will transport your belongings either across town, across the state or across the country.
When selecting a moving company, you will need to be forthright about everything that you expect the mover to do as well as what you have to move yourself. When calling moving companies, you’ll want to have a calculator ready, a pen and paper to take notes and the following information available;
- Length of Trip
- List of large Items
- Needed extras, such as packing materials, etc.
Where you are going will determine the mileage that will be charged, that information is often given as a monetary amount per mile. Use your calculator to confirm the total distance. The size and amount of items to be moved will determine the size of the truck or trucks if needed. Finally, if you need extra items or services when you move, such as boxes or packing material that will be included.
You should get several moving companies quotes before making a decision about which one to choose. It is better to select one that fits your needs over one that may be less expensive, but doesn’t provide everything that you want.
Beyond hiring the moving company itself, you will also have other expenses depending on the length of the move. For anything less than a short trip, you will have to take into account gas and meals along the way for you and your family, so be sure to include that in your budget.
Also, you’ll want to have some type of emergency money available in case of an unexpected event such as a flat tire or maintenance to your own vehicle.
You can make your moving experience much easier if you follow a few helpful hints that will have you prepared for moving day.
Pack Early: When you consider that it generally takes 5 hours to pack up a typical collage dorm room, you begin to realize just how long it takes to fully pack a house and have it ready to move. You’ll want to start at least a month ahead of time with items you don’t normally use, then progress from there.
List Boxes: You should not only list what items are in a box, but which room they will go to in your new house, this makes moving much easier.
Track Progress: Keeping track of your packing will help you stay ahead and prepared when moving day finally comes.
These are just a few tips when getting ready to make the big move and selecting the right moving company will help make this experience as easy as possible.