»Summer time (end of school year) is busiest time for moving industry and most likely people prefer to move, but if you can reschedule your move when moving companies will be less busy, you may be able to reduce moving costs.
»Effective communication is key for a successful move, so any changes made with your shipment whether you will take more or fewer items you need to always inform the moving company you had selected.
»Start packing with the items you use infrequently. Determine which items require additional insurance, make sure to declare these items in writing.
»Whether you decide to do your own packing or partial packing, notify the moving company which requires extra handling your items. Request for a bubble wrap or a cushion foam.
»Keep an inventory of your items and label each box with its contents and from what room they are going in.
»Pack a box with essential items which you will require for your first few days of your move to your new home such as towels, toothbrush, shampoo and some extra clothes to eliminate frustration looking for these items.
»Notify appropriate companies of your change of address such as bank or credit card companies, post office, utility companies and insurance agents.
»Make inspection on your old home and walk through the entire place whether it is in good condition or requires repair.
»Confirm with the moving company regarding your scheduled moving date. Make sure that you have given all the proper information to the moving company: date, time, place, extra services you mentioned and packaging supplies you require.
»Keep or make copies of moving receipts, inventory items and insurance papers for future reference or claims.
»Make sure that the moving company that shows up on the moving day is the same company you hired. Some moving companies sub-contracting the job because of higher demand of moving.
»Coordinate with moving company's arrival date, time and other specifics right after the moving date. Be sure to include your contact details if in case there is an emergency.