Every year since 1980, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 43 million Americans (16.8% of the population), end up having to move to a new house or apartment. If you’re finding yourself in this percentage and are planning on relocating within the next few months, you should start seriously considering everything that a move will entail.
Moving is extremely stressful. Whether you’re moving down the street or to a completely new place across the country, you’re going to be stressed out, at some point, about your move. To limit that stress as much as possible, consider working with professional movers.
By finding local movers in your area to help pack, transport, and unpack all your items, you’ll be much less stressed out during your big move. Your moving day will likely still be stressful, however, even if you are working with an experienced moving company. Rather than worrying about packing each box and item into your own vehicle, driving to and from each location, and carrying all those heavy items, professional movers will handle all that while you focus on other important aspects of moving into a new home.
You don’t want to work with just any moving company, though. Make sure that you’re dealing with a quality organization. Here are a few things you should look for when hiring professional movers.
A moving company should be experienced.
Every move is different and every person has different items that need to be moved. The company you’re working with should have experience moving all kinds of items (TVs, shelves, furniture, etc.) into all kinds of buildings. The last thing you want to be doing on your moving day is helping a “professional” get your couch up the stairs.
A moving company should be hardworking.
If the moving team you’re considering isn’t hardworking, you might as well do everything yourself. Because moving is so stressful, it’s best to get everything done as quickly as possible. That doesn’t mean rushing, either, but rather working extremely hard.
A moving company should be compassionate.
You might’ve lived in a certain home for decades and have so many memories, making it tough to go through with the move. If you’re working with an inconsiderate team, they might not take good care of your items, especially any sentimental items you may have. Make sure the local movers you’re hiring are as compassionate as they are experienced.
If you want to get in touch with compassionate, hardworking, and experienced movers in the Spokane region, contact Movher today.
24 Aug 2017
You’re finally taking that big step and getting your own place. Congrats! Hopefully, you’ve found the perfect home or apartment and you’re in the middle of counting down the days to the big move. It’s important, however, that you don’t just stare at your calendar during these crucial months, but rather work hard to make sure the move is as seamless as possible.
Here are some excellent life tips for people just like you who are moving into their very own place for the first time.
Plan out every detail of your move
As you pack for the upcoming move, make sure you are writing down all your moving plans and are staying as organized as possible. Moving can be stressful and so can the first few weeks of living in a new place if you’re not sure where everything is. Make as many lists as possible to stay on top of your items and keep track of where everything is going.
Consult a professional moving company
Every year in the U.S., one-third of renters move to a new place and the smart ones get professional help. In addition to packing carefully and keeping track of everything, working with a professional moving company is a great way to guarantee a successful move. There are affordable moving services available that will put you in contact with local movers who know exactly how to get all your stuff to your new place. Struggling with that big couch of yours? Contact a quality moving company and watch the magic happen.
Buy everything you need before you actually move
The worst thing that can happen is you finally get everything moved in and then you realize you don’t have any toilet paper in your new place. To avoid these emergencies and other stressful situations, you should make another list of every important household item you’ll need during the first few days of living in your new place. Get all the bathroom essentials like TP, shower curtains, soup, toothbrushes, and toothpaste; important kitchen items like dishes, silverware, and chairs; necessary items for sleeping; and any other item you’re going to need during the first few days of living in your new place.
Plan for a day or two of rest
Although you’re probably extremely excited about moving to your new place, you’re going to be that much more exhausted after it’s all said and done. Packing, moving, and unpacking is tiring, and the last thing you’ll want to do after it’s over is to go right back to work. Your best bet is to take a few days off to slowly get your home in order and just spend some time relaxing so you aren’t overworking yourself.
Work with professional movers, plan out everything, get all the necessary items, and take a day of rest to have the perfect move. Enjoy your new place and contact Movher today if you need moving assistance.
Millions of Americans move every year, with 35.6% of those between 20 and 24 moving, and 30.7% of those between 25 and 29. If you’re one of those looking to move to a new home, you might be dreading the moving process. Loading, packing, and transporting all the items on your list can be a real hassle, and that’s why you should consider getting moving help.
Moving companies, professional movers that handle a lot of the work for you, can be a great investment for the tried mover. Especially if what you’re planning isn’t a local move.
Here are some benefits of hiring professional movers:
This is more for the local movers or those that are moving away to somewhere they’ve never been. Professional movers have the knowledge of the area, and the routes in that area, so your belongings can be safely transported to your destination. If you’re moving to a place you’ve never been, this can be a nice bonus.
Save And Insured
Hired professionals will have more experience in moving than you do, it’s a given as it’s what they do for a career. The safety of your belongings will be one of their highest concerns, and your belongings will be insured under their moving company. This can lead to great peace of mind.
They’ll also make sure to pack everything securely, if you allow them to pack for you, too.
The Right Equipment
If you’ve ever moved, you know how using the improper equipment can be a bad idea. Getting a truck from a friend and trying to do it yourself, without the right gadgets to make life easier, can lead to injury and broken possessions.
Professional movers, however, will come with the right tools for the job. They’ll likely have hoisting straps, dollies in both the two and four wheel variety, ramps and a large truck with cushions to transport your items in a safe and secure fashion. And, they’ll know how to use it.
They’ll know how to get the harder furniture out of your door without scratching or banging the walls, and how to get it back into the other building, too.
So if you’re moving and dreading the move, consider getting a professional moving company to do the job for you. They’ll have all the knowledge, experience, and gear that you might not.
If you have questions, contact us. We’ll be glad to inform you about the types of services you can expect from professional movers.
26 Jun 2017
According to the Census Bureau, since 1980, about 43 million Americans (16.8%) end up having to relocate every year. Many of those Americans, however, are moving for the first time and are leaving their college dorms and going on to bigger, better, and (hopefully) much more responsible things.
If you are getting ready to make a big move out of your college dorm, or the apartment you spent your early 20s in with your college buddies, there are a few things that you should consider in order to ensure you have a successful first move.
Here are a few moving day tips for moving out of your college living area:
Take advantage of affordable moving services
The best way to get moving help, no matter where you plan on relocating to, is to work with a local moving company. You can find local movers who have years of experience moving people out of messy apartments or dorm rooms and you’ll be in great hands. Perhaps one of the best moving day tips you can implement is to actually get professional help so you don’t make things worse during the move.
Don’t have your buddies help
Tell them you appreciate their offer to help, but kindly let them know you and the professionals will take it from here. You don’t need any of your wacky friends goofing around while you’re trying to move as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Get rid of all the junk you don’t need beforehand
If you’ve spent the last four years (or longer) in the same place you have probably accumulated a significant amount of… garbage. A lot of that stuff was probably funny or cool for a few months or during the first year or two of college, but now it’s time to live like an adult. Try to sell any items you don’t need online, give them to your roommates, or simply donate the items to charity. Make sure you do so well before the move, however, so you don’t cause problems during the moving day.
Hopefully these moving day tips will help you with your upcoming move but contact Movher today if you want professional assistance or want to learn more.
People, especially young people, move all the time. In fact, two-thirds of American adults between the ages of 18 and 29 years old have relocated at least once within the last five years. If you’re planning on relocating in the near future and are in need of moving help, knowing the answers to these frequently asked questions can certainly help expedite the moving process.
- What’s the best way to get moving help? — Contacting a high quality moving company is your best bet. These professional movers know what they’re doing and they will help you transport all your items, no matter the size, as quickly as possible. Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, working with the pros can help make your move much easier.
- What should I do in the weeks before the move? — The best thing you can do before any big move is to plan out every single aspect of the move. That means planning out the exact day and time of the move, what quality company you’re going to work with, where everything is going to go, and focusing on all the other logistical aspects of moving like contacting the DMV, post office, workplace, etc. In addition to planning out every second of the upcoming move, you should also spend plenty of time packing and getting rid of all the items you won’t really need once you move into your new place.
- How should I get rid of stuff before the move? — Knowing the moving day well in advance is important because you’ll be able to put all the items you won’t need at your new place online for sale. If that’s too much of a hassle, have a yard sale or two or simply donate all those items inside your old place.
Make sure you plan ahead, get rid of all your unwanted stuff, and get moving help from professionals to ensure a successful move. If you want to learn more about easy moving tips, contact Movher today!
01 May 2017
Roughly 40% of American adults say that they are either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to move to a new place within the next five years, according to data from the Pew Research Center. If you’re one of those millions of Americans who is getting ready to move to a new home, whether it’s across the street or across the country, there are a few tips for moving out you should consider.
Because if you procrastinate and wait until the last possible second, then you are going to find yourself wildly running around during the day of the big move with no plan on how to handle the inevitable issues that may arise. Moving is stressful enough, and that’s why it’s so important to be extremely careful in the weeks before your move. Here are some essential tips for moving out that can help you during your big day.
Hire affordable moving services to help you out
The biggest mistake you can make preparing for your move is not asking for professional help. Trying to do everything yourself will undoubtedly lead you to feel overwhelmed and extremely stressed out. Remember: there are limits to your friends’ and family’s generosity. By hiring local movers, these experienced professionals can help you with any difficult moving day task and provide assistance throughout every step of the moving process.
Worried you can’t afford professional moving companies? Getting a quote is 100% free, so start researching local movers before you decide to do it all yourself.
Sell or get rid of all the items you don’t need as soon as possible
Moving day is going to feel hectic no matter what, but if you have all sorts of additional junk to sort through during the actual move, it’s going to take up a lot more time and cause even more problems. As soon as you know your move out date, plan a garage sale or gather up as many items as you can and donate them to charity (or the local landfill). If you seriously take a look around your home, you will probably find a ton of items that you really don’t need. Going through the trouble of packing and moving this junk to your new place is a headache you don’t need.
Make the move as simple as can be; get rid of all the junk beforehand.
Start as early as you can
Don’t wait until the day before your move to start packing! It’s best to start as early as possible and get everything done as quickly as you can. You’ll be much more relaxed if you are all done by the late afternoon the day before moving day, as opposed to rushing to finish up long after midnight. Just grab a cup of coffee and get going!
If you want to learn more about some more helpful tips for moving out, contact Movher today!
23 Mar 2017
Moving can be either a great and exciting time or a horribly stressful one. There are plenty of moving Do’s and moving Don’ts that you should be aware of.
- Do: Pack Ahead of Time — Give yourself plenty of time to pack before the big day. Hopefully you’re aware your going to move months before you relocate, but even packing a few weeks ahead of time can help guarantee you have an easy and successful move. When you are packing, it’s recommended to start with the kitchen since it’s usually the room with the most items.
- Don’t: Procrastinate — The quickest way to have a bad time on moving day is to also have it be packing day. No matter where you’re moving, relocating anywhere is a major life event. Don’t put any more pressure on yourself by waiting until the last possible second to pack all your belongings. If you procrastinate rather than pack, you’re going to have serious problems.
- Do: Work With Professional Local Movers — Contacting a moving company ahead of time hiring local movers is a great way to ensure a easy move. No matter how many moving day tips you implement, working with experienced and professional movers is your best bet.
- Don’t: Ask All of Your Friends to Help — Maybe one or two of your closest and most reliable friends can come over and help pack, but having 10 of your college buddies coming over on moving day can lead to a disaster. They’ll break stuff, lose boxes, and probably only care about the refrigerator.
- Do: Plan Out Everything — From the moment you decide you’re going to move, the most important aspect of your life becomes planning out every single detail of what’s to come. Plan what you’re going to do in the weeks before the move, plan exactly what needs to be done the day of the move, and what you’re going to need to do in the days, weeks, and months following the move.
- Don’t: Stress Out — Again, moving anywhere during any point of your life can be stressful. That’s why you have to do everything in your power to not stress yourself out any more.
Think about how much better your moving day will be if you focus on all the Do’s and not on the Don’ts. Rather than making stressful mistakes, pack ahead of time, work with local movers, and plan out everything.
27 Feb 2017
If you’re planning on moving this year, you likely have a lot to keep track of. You might be so busy focusing on getting everything ready once you arrive at your destination that you forget about some key points for the move itself. Of course, when you hire a professional moving company, that’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about. But whether you’re going across the country or will be making a local move across town, there are certain mistakes you’ll want to avoid making. Moving day can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be if you avoid these four big mistakes:
Mistake #1: Not Doing Your Research
You should always professional moving services, but you also need to do your due diligence. Conduct searches on Google, Yelp, and with the Better Business Bureau to make sure you’re getting the best movers Spokane has to offer. You should also check your moving company’s license and ask trusted friends and family members for recommendations. If you blindly put your trust in a dishonest company, you’ll likely pay a colossal price later on.
Mistake #2: Overpacking
One of our top tips for packing and moving is to go through your collections before you need to pack them all up. You may not even realize you’ve been hoarding and may have way more than you realistically need or can fit in your new home. Getting rid of the items you don’t use can actually save you money and time during a move and it’ll make your home feel way less cluttered once you arrive.
Mistake #3: Procrastination
One of the benefits of hiring the finest professional movers Spokane has to provide is that you can leave things up at your current home for a longer period and have them unpacked more quickly at your new location. However, that doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to start packing. Most people drastically underestimate how long it will take them to pack up their belongings and get everything ready for a move. Realistically, it takes a long time to pack (especially when dealing with fragile possessions). Leave yourself with way more time than you think you need to pack. You should also make sure to book your move far in advance. During busy seasons, these slots fill up quickly; if you’re on a specific timeframe, you could be out of luck if you wait too long.
Mistake #4: Forgetting to Inventory and Label
Before you pack everything up, you should take a detailed inventory of what’s in each box and label each one. This will help you know exactly where each box should go and will instantly alert you if anything doesn’t turn up. If you have priceless antiques or heirlooms, you should take photographic evidence of their condition prior to the move. Keep your inventory with you (there are even phone apps to make this easy) and make sure everything has arrived before your movers take their leave.
If you need help with an upcoming move, Movher is here for you. You’ll soon see why we’re considered the best movers Spokane has to offer. For more information or to schedule your move, contact us today.
01 Feb 2017
Moving out can be one of the most stressful and exciting times of your life. Fully two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have stated that they have moved within the last five years. If you fall into that millennial demographic and haven’t moved out yet, you might want to start looking into local movers in Spokane.
Here are a few planning tips and moving day tips for millennial movers.
Enough With the Procrastination
Even though procrastination most likely got you through high school, college, and every other important moment of your life, when it comes to moving, you really shouldn’t procrastinate. If you wait too long to actually start planning and packing for your big move, you’re going to be extremely stressed out when it comes time to relocate. You should try to pack all the nonessential items in your home or apartment well before you actually move, and then periodically start packing all the other important items as you get closer to the move-in day.
Work With Professional Movers
You should contact experienced movers in Spokane before your trip because if you’re scrambling to figure out how you’re going to transfer all your boxes and furniture on the day before your move, you’re going to end up in a moving nightmare. If you are in need of experienced movers in Spokane, contact Movher today!
Ask a Good Friend or Two, But Leave the Majority of Them at Home
Although you probably have plenty of “good” friends that would love to help you move, you should know that they aren’t professionals, and they aren’t always the best of help. One of the main reasons you don’t want all your buddies helping you move is that they will expect you to return the favor in the future. Do you really want to help someone move? Leave that to the professionals! Another reason you should be careful with your friends helping you is because your friends may not be quite as careful with all your expensive items as you’d want them to be.
As long as you aren’t waiting until the last minute, you leave all your buddies out of it, and you work with professionals, your big move should be stress-free and exciting!
When you receive an estimate from Spokane, Washington moving companies, you’re probably only worried about one thing: the cost. But if you’re moving to or within Washington state, your moving company has to comply with an extremely detailed list of requirements in order to create an estimate.
While most private companies set their own rates, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission details the rates and services that a moving company can offer its clients. The commission also requires moving companies to follow a thorough list of rules regarding what type of information must be disclosed on a company estimate, whether the estimates are binding, and even how much moving companies in Spokane, WA are allowed to charge.
Regardless of whether the estimates are binding or not, they all must contain the following pieces of information:
- Basic company info: The carrier’s name, address, phone number, fax, and email if applicable.
- Status: Is the estimate binding or nonbinding?
- Verification: All customers need to be provided a space to sign or initial to confirm that they were provided the brochure: “Your Guide to Moving in Washington State.”
- Basic customer info: The customer’s name, phone number, address, and name of contact person, if other than the customer him or herself.
- Shipping info: The origin, destination, and any intermediate stops along the shipment’s route.
- Inventory: Each item of the shipment must be listed and estimated in size in order to create the detailed moving estimate.
- Details for long distance moves: An estimated total weight of the shipment, as well as the formula used by the shipping company to determine the estimate. The formula cannot be based on a unit less than seven pounds per cubic foot.
- Details for local moves: Detail regarding the number of personnel and vehicles used, the number of hours the job will take, and detailed charges for each.
- Overtime charges: Are they applicable?
- Third party details: Are any third party companies assisting in the move? Details of service and charges must be shown.
- Valuation: Details about loss or damage protection and associated charges.
- Storage: Storage charges, if applicable.
- Packing charges: Any charges associated with packing or container use must be detailed.
While that list might seem exhaustive, it’s only a partial list of the requirements.
If a moving company issues a binding estimate, the estimate must also have a statement saying that the company must guarantee that the estimate is accurate, and that it will not charge more without preparing an additional estimate to supplement it first.
Nonbinding estimates are more nuanced, but must detail the incurring possibilities. These estimates must state:
- That the estimate is nonbinding.
- That the cost of shipping may exceed the estimate.
- If the charges exceed 110% of the estimate, the carrier must allow the customer to pay the charges over a 30-day period following delivery.
- Charges may not exceed 125% of the estimate under any circumstance, unless a supplemental estimate is provided and filed. This rule does not apply in cases of late payments or interest rates.
Moving can be stressful, no matter where you’re going or coming from. And every year, about 16.8% of the population has to relocate for some reason or another.
Take some weight off your shoulders with a trusting, high quality moving company. Movher provides free moving estimates to all customers and ensures that your move is as worry-free as possible.