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Relocating is not only a physically tiring process but also a mentally exhausting one. Proper organization and planning well in advance is the key to a smooth and successful relocation. Asking for additional assistance from moving professionals in this field will definitely make the entire shifting procedure a comfortable and convenient experience. Relocation anywhere within ten miles of your house is a local move while a move over 99 miles is termed as an intrastate move. A move outside the state will obviously qualify as an interstate move. The first relocation is charged on an hourly basis where as the last two are billed according to the weight of the goods and the distance covered.
After you have short-listed a couple of moving companies, it is advisable to obtain a free written estimate, instead of a verbal one, so that you can compare their prices and select one that gives you maximum benefit. In order to get an accurate estimation, it is recommended that you inform the movers of all the details like the traffic flow, parking space, which floor your new residence is on, availability of elevator and so on, as this will significantly affect the final bill.
Packing is a crucial part of the whole relocation process. Appropriate packing is essential to ensure that the goods reach the final destination in one piece. Regarding packing, three options are available. Either you can pack everything yourself or let the moving company partially pack or allow them to do everything. Although, packing on your own will allow you to cut down on the moving costs considerably, in such cases, the movers cannot be held responsible for any damage to the goods. So the best option is to let the movers pack partially as in this way your valuable items will be covered under insurance. You can divide the packing and let them pack fragile items like chinaware, paintings and you can pack other household items like apparel.
Packing can be cumbersome; hence, it is advisable to start packing well in advance in order to save time and money. It is better if you pack one room at a time, that way it will be easier for you to unpack. Use strong and sturdy cartons for packing heavy stuff like furniture, books and clothing. Corrugated papers are good for packing delicate and fragile items like glassware and crockery. Labeling the cartons will enable easier identification of its contents.