You have just secured a new job. That means new workmates, offices, experiences and a new locality to reckon with. However, all this can be watered down by the stresses associated with moving. With help from a reputable long distance moving company, Sacramento cross-country moving can turn out into a walk in the park. Here are some considerations to go with:
Conduct a concrete search
If you want to end up with a good service provide, it is imperative that you begin the search early. There are tens of movers in the market. Each claims to have the best service. Examine each company’s reputation. No company can buy this; reputation comes from quality service to customers. On the other hand, reputable companies know what clients are looking for in terms of information. On their website, they will provide details on insurance compliance and licensing. They also advise you on how to move without hassle.
Get an inventory of your possessions
Other than the distance to be covered, long distance moving companies will give you a quote based on volumes. There is no need of taking all the unnecessary stuff with you. As you take an inventory of what you own, set aside clothes you haven’t worn in a long time, utensils and furniture that you don’t use. Consider giving them out to friends, donating to charity or selling them. Provide an estimate of what you are left with. Be as specific as possible if at all you expect to get a reasonable quote.
As the moving day approaches, consider doing a trial run. Notify the house agent of your visit. Drive to the new town in the company of your mate and a friend. Use this as a reconnaissance trip. Take note of the route and important landmarks. These will be essential when giving directions to the moving company. Once you get to the soon to be residence, have a look at the rooms, doors and staircases. See whether the moving truck will park on the street or it can back up to the house’s entrance. You could inquire from the agent how the moving company will get the truck into the compound.
Review the costs
As you begin the process of reviewing the quotes you have received, consider fuel costs, insurance, removal of trash, cleaning and street blockage permits. Get back to the potential moving firms and ask them as many questions as you can. Find out whether they are billing you per load, trip and hourly rate or per crewmember. Four hourly charges, confirm when they start their clock. From your trial run, you should have obtained the approximate distance. If the provider has added several miles to their quote, find out why.
Once you tie up these loose ends, you should be able to relocate without qualms.