Best Moving Tips from Your Best Mover’s Expert TampaMovers
Before you set out on your journey of relocation, we bid you good luck. Relocation doesn’t have to be a road fraught with danger. Here are seven easy-to-follow but crucial moving tips from your Tampa movers for making sure that the path you take is not the path less traveled, but the road best taken.
1. When do you move?
The first thing you have to do is decide on a timetable for moving. We mean timetable loosely because you want to give yourself plenty of extra time to get things done. A little known fact is that it’s cheaper to move in the winter than it is in the summer. The summer is peak moving season for relocation companies, and so demand for their resources is high and therefore more costly. But is moving in the cold months better than the warm months? There’s no right answer; it all depends on your personal situation. If you have kids, the time of year you move is an extremely important consideration because moving during the school year is hard on young children.
Your Best Move offers services year-round. Our Tampa movers will be happy to help you move no matter the season or the weather.
2. Pre-Move Organization
This cannot be emphasized enough- it is the biggest factor in determining whether your relocation will be smooth and easy or stressful and difficult. Time lets you prepare and plan, which allows you to remember anything you forgot to prepare and plan. Make a checklist of what needs to be done. Make multiple checklists if you have to. Whatever method you want to use, just be sure that you do use a method for organizing. In the end, this will save you time, money, and sanity.
3. Picking a Good Moving Company
The best place to get information is also the closest. Ask your friends and your family first about their experience with different movers. Next, utilize the Internet. Make sure your moving company is insured, licensed, and legitimate.
We offer free moving quotes so you can compare Tampa and Central Florida movers quickly and easily.
4. The Packing Process
This is a not-so-fun part for many people, but it really doesn’t have to be. Get the family involved! Decide what to keep and what to throw away or give to charity. You’ll feel good about giving, and your load will be lighter. Moving is a chance to start a new life, so get rid of old baggage, both literally and figuratively. Packing is usually unpleasant because people unknowingly use poor quality materials. Invest in good supplies; they will pay for themselves. There are boxes for almost every single type of item a person can possibly have in their home or apartment. USE those boxes. They were custom-made, after all, to make the packing of those items and easy and secure. Dishes, plasma screens, sports equipment, lamps, you name it. If you really, really detest packing, then hire a professional mover to pack for you.
Your Best Move offers premium packing from our Tampa movers to ensure your belongings reach their destination unscathed.
5. Address Change & Utility Transfer
If you forget about the utilities, they can haunt you for years to come. An official Change-of-Address with the United States Post Office will make sure all your mail gets to you. Remember Gas, Electric, Phone, DSL, Water, and Cable.
6. Papers & Documents
There are always important documents and papers you should have with you. Be sure to keep these extra safe: Birth certificates, driver’s licenses or other identification, visas, written mover’s estimates, bank records, important phone numbers, local maps, insurance information and cards, etc.
7. Considerations for Relocation with Children
If your kids are in school, you definitely want to relocate in the summer so you don’t have to pull them out in the middle of a school year. Relocating to a new school district during the school year can be traumatic for kids, so it’s best to avoid it. In order to enroll your child into a new public school, you will need the following:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s history of immunization
- School entry medical exam
- Visit your state’s .gov education pages for your new school district’s information
- Food and medications kids will need on the trip
Don’t forget that Your Best Move is always available to answer your questions. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve started setting up your next move with us, feel free to contact our Tampa movers for expert advice and information.