How to Plan for a Springtime Move
There’s never a bad time to start preparing for a move, especially if you’re going to have one coming up during the upcoming springtime season. Spring is undoubtedly a great time of year to move for both residential and commercial moving jobs, especially if you manage to start your move before moving business picks up, which is usually around April.
Whether moving in early or late spring, however, everything is in the planning. Starting as early as possible (which you clearly are!), will put you in the best shape for your packing and moving process as a whole. Getting your movers scheduled well in advance and planning what you want your moving and packing strategy to look like will give you the smoothest possible relocation.
For residential or commercial moving alike, having the best plan in place for you will let your move go as smoothly as possible, regardless of whether you’re embarking on a local or long-distance move. So how do you plan a spring move? We’ll give you all of the top tips to set yourself up for moving success, especially if you’re starting the process early.
How to Find the Right Spring Moving Company
Regardless of what time of year you’re moving during, having the right moving company for spring will let you properly prepare for your move in the best way. Having a company with experience and that specializes in the right services that you’ll be looking for during your process will keep you on track and on the right schedule. Having the right movers will also save you from overspending on your moving or packing process. So how do you find the right professional movers for springtime?
When looking for the right professional movers, you should always first look for a moving company that will give you the services you need for your specific move. If you have a large move, are moving over a long distance, or have specialty items like antiques, pool tables, or other items that will require special expertise to move, you should always make sure that the movers you’re looking at have experience with the services you need.
After making sure that your potential companies all give you the services you need, start looking up the reviews for these companies on third-party review sites like the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, and Google Reviews. Looking at the third-party reviews for these companies will ensure that you’ll work with a company that has provided many successful moving experiences in the past for a variety of different move types. The reviews on these sites can’t be moderated or filtered to show only the most positive ones, which can be the case if you only look at reviews on the site of the moving company you’re potentially working with.
After checking the reviews of the companies you think might be right for you, check their licensing and registration with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). If a company is missing its USDOT number or a way to look up its credentials and won’t provide this information to you, you should look out! This could be an indicator of a moving scam.
Once you verify a company’s licensing and reviews, it’s time to shop around for quotes from a variety of moving companies to make sure you get the right services that are also at the right prices for you. After you’ve narrowed things down, it’s time to make your choice and lock down the right moving company and moving date for your budget.
How to Prepare for Spring Moving
After you lock down your moving company and your moving date, it’s time to start planning for your actual springtime move. For those looking to sell their home or looking to buy their first home, you should always research your local housing market and the housing market of the area you’re looking to move to.
If you’re selling your house, you should also take the time to make your house look as desirable as possible so that it can sell regardless of the current housing market. Springtime can be a pretty congested time of year for new homes on the market, so appealing to potential buyers is key to getting your house sold as soon as possible.
Start by getting ready for spring cleaning early and decluttering your home, regardless of whether you’re selling or just moving in general. No matter what kind of move you’re embarking on, having unnecessary items or items that you don’t intend to use in the future during your moving process will only weigh you down, clutter your home, block up your packing process, and make your move more expensive overall.
After you’ve decluttered, create a moving schedule and strategy to use to get your packing process underway efficiently. Start early and pack gradually so that you don’t have to be in a rush or throw things into boxes last minute. Additionally, you should try to pack up nonessential items first, like decor or decorative items to get them out of the way. Take things room by room, and stay organized by always labeling your items and your boxes for your move. Staying organized and getting nonessentials packed away early will save you a lot of time, get a large chunk of packing out of the way early, and will make the unpacking process much easier.
When it comes to spring moving in particular, you should also take special care to prepare for particularly rainy or inclement weather. Have a possible rain date ready to go in the case of poor conditions, and keep floor mats or floor protectors ready to go so that you don’t have to worry about your floors getting destroyed or damaged in any way. Taking these measures will also let you put the safety of yourself and your moving crew first since you won’t have to worry as much about potentially slipping or any injuries.
If you’re embarking on a springtime move, make sure to have the right moving company on your side to get the right service and the right prices. Looking for the right Ohio moving company for you and your household or business? See what Wagoner Moving & Storage can do to give you the best customer service and the best overall moving experience possible.