Now that you've unloaded your house and have a new home on the horizon, party time's over—it is time to pack up all your belongings and get them across town to the new abode. Since you are just going a around the corner or maybe a couple miles away, it's tempting to try to manage the move yourself--after all, how taxing can it be to rent a truck and get some pals over to load your furniture?
Ask anyone who has ever moved--it can be (and normally is) really, really taxing. Moving is plenty of a stress without the hassle of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack a truck and have it down pat. Your kids are probably worried about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is panicked about a new dry cleaner and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is add to the stress by attempting a DIY move in Little Rock.
Why not? A local company in Little Rock has its benefits. First, they know the ins and outs of the area and shouldn’t should not be counting on their phones to navigate to your new residence. In addition, they should know what size of truck will best work 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 on the line in doing a great job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you are not pleased with the move, then they have to live with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the local economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Little Rock
Questions They Will Have
When you call the movers, they'll have lots of questions, so have this basic information handy. Most of it you know without really having to dig, but there will be one or two questions that you really have to think about. It is probably a smart idea to make an inventory of your stuff, room by room, 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, storage shed, or all three? Does your barn have a loft? Do you have a grandfather clock, or anything really, really large 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 certain expensive things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
After you have provided this basic information, you will most likely be given a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Little Rock. An in-home estimate is much more specific and nails down 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 any and all burning questions that you are pondering.
Be sure to check out our next post that touches on all of the questions that you must ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your local move, get a free estimate today.