Mission accomplished. You found the house you want and you are buying it! You’ve settled on a final closing date, paperwork and finances are in order, you can’t wait to move… so now what?
Now you need to consider the actual move itself. While this may not seem like a big deal, it does involve quite a bit of planning. We’ve put together quite a bit of moving information for you to help navigate this process.
When it comes to actually moving, expenses can vary. If you have delicate, heavy or unique items, you need to plan for that. This includes antique furniture, a piano, or large exercise equipment. Moving these types of items yourself can save you money, but only if you’re prepared. Consider whether or not you have or rent a vehicle capable of transporting them and you have people to help you. However, for items like these, hiring a moving company may be your best bet. The reason behind this is simply experience. Most moving companies have plenty of experience moving bulky and awkward objects without damaging the items themselves or any of the walls or doorways within a home. Some people prefer to hire a moving company solely for these types of items, moving everything else themselves to save money.
Selecting the right moving company and determining exactly which items you want moved and which you will move yourself is extremely important. It is imperative that you make sure you fully understand all costs and options associated with the move. Interviewing moving companies may not sound like much fun, but it is an important step of the process. Knowing who will be handling your valuables, reading reviews, and getting references can help ensure you choose a reputable company that will help make your move easy.
To help you navigate this process, we have put together some information on Choosing a Moving Company. A few simple steps will help you pick the company that will work best for your timeline, your items, and your budget.
We’ve also put together some great Moving Tips to help your move go smoothly. As always, keep deadlines and budget in mind when planning anything to do with your new home and your move.