Now that you've a buyer for your house and have a new residence lined up, party time is over—it's time to box up all your things and move them across town to the new house. Since you're just going a hop, skip and a jump or maybe a couple miles away, it's enticing to try to manage the move on your own--after all, how difficult can it be to rent a truck and get some pals over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?
Ask anyone who's moved recently--it can be (and usually is) really, really hard. Relocating is enough of a crazy time without the headache of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack your son or daughter’s action figure collection and be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably worried about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is panicked about a new grocery store and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is multiply the stress by trying a DIY move in Austin.
Why not? A local company in Austin has its benefits. First, they know the area and shouldn’t should not be counting on their phones to get you to your new residence. In addition, they should know what size of truck will best be suited for which areas of town, which can be very helpful if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more invested in doing a satisfactory job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you are not ok with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the in-town economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Austin
Questions They'll Have
When you call the movers, they will have several questions, so keep this basic information on hand. Most of it you know without really having to dig, but there might be one or two questions that you may have to think about. It is probably a good idea to take an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is overwhelming enough that you do not want to forget all the stuff in the attic.
How many bedrooms? Do you have a barn, basement, attic, or all three? Does your barn have a loft? Do you have a piano, or anything really, really cumbersome like a standing safe? Any play equipment like swing sets or basketball goals? How about any outside items that will be moving?
They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have unusually valuable things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
Once you answered some initial questions, you will most likely be given a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Austin. An in-home estimate is much more detailed and measures the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you are requesting. During the survey is a great time to ask all of the burning questions that you have come to your mind.
Be sure to check out our next post that covers all of the questions that you need to ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with the process, get a free estimate today.