There is no question that moving in general is one of the biggest jobs you will ever tackle in your adult life, but throw the fact that you will be moving to a new state into the equation, and you can have an overwhelming situation. The fact is moving everything you own a great distance to a place you're not all that familiar with can be incredibly scary and is bound to have a few bumps in the road. Hiring professional household movers is one way to make the process a little easier because your things can be taken in one big truckload. However, there are a few other things you should do before moving day to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.
Make sure you have good directions available to the new place.
If you hire a local moving company to haul your belongings to the new place, there is a chance that the location will be just as new to them as it is to you. Therefore, you have to make sure the person driving the moving truck has good directions to get to your new home. Remember, GPS technology may not always be available, so it is a good measure to simply jot down the directions to your new home, along with any special instructions about where to park, and give these to the driver.
Contact the local utility companies and make arrangements.
There are few things harder than trying to unload a packed moving truck into a dark house where there is no electricity, no running water, and no heating or cooling. Even though it's possible, it is definitely going to make the move a lot more time-consuming and frustrating for everyone involved. If at all possible, it is best to contact the utility companies in the location of the new home and try to make arrangements for the power, gas, and water to be turned on before you arrive on moving day.
Make sure the moving truck will be allowed to park in the neighborhood.
The last thing you want to do is arrive at your new home with the professional movers and all of your belongings with you and only then find out that there is a permit required to park the moving truck in the neighborhood. Some cities require a permit for vehicles over a certain size to be parked either on the side of a residential street or even on the property. Contact the local courthouse to find out if this will be an issue where you are moving to well in advance of moving day.
For more information, contact a moving company like Wheaton World Wide Moving.Share
13 April 2017
After I found out that my employer wanted us to relocate internationally, I was nervous about what it would mean for my family. I wanted things to move smoothly, but I wasn't sure how much of a hassle it would be to pick up and move an entire family. However, I started focusing on making sure things were in order, and before I knew it we were on the open road. It was incredible to see how much of a difference we were able to make, and within no time, things started to move along. This blog is all about moving without the problems, and staying organized with the help of storage.