10 Tips for Making Your Move as Easy and Smooth as Possible

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Family with two boys (4 and 6 years) standing in front of house with FOR SALE sign in front yard.  Focus on sign. Moving can seem like a highly stressful and daunting task. Fortunately, a good Moving company that is highly experienced in Minneapolis and St. Paul moves can be a great asset to reducing the stress so that the moving experience can be a pleasant one.

To make the move even more seamless and pleasant for you, there are some things that you can do leading up to the big day that will properly prepare you. They are:

  1. Call your Twin Cities moving company as soon as you know you are moving so you can go ahead and book their services. The sooner you call, the more likely you are to get the best possible rate and secure your preferred moving time.
  2. Go room to room to plan out how you are going to pack your things. You can also inquire with the moving company about packing services. Even if they are packing, it is good to make any “per room notes” that they need to know about so that any specifications you may have can be covered.
  3. Ask questions right from the start so you can get the answers you need immediately. Don’t be afraid to ask questions throughout the process.
  4. If you move during peak season, know that it could be harder for you to get the exact timeframe that you want, although the movers will do everything possible to accommodate your needs. Peak season is June to September.
  5. Make sure you are easily accessible by phone right before the moving process and during so that any questions that need to be asked of you can be answered immediately.
  6. Take valuables, such as coins, cash jewelry, and photographs with you. Those are items that you can easily pack in your car and you always know where they are. While moving companies can do background checks and vet their employees well before hiring them so that they are trustworthy, those smaller items are best left with you. This gives you and the movers peace of mind.
  7. Also make sure you keep important papers with you when possible so you know where they are at all times versus needing a paper and not being able to locate it because it is lost in the moving mix.
  8. Take a deep breath and relax. You hired a Minnesota moving company for a reason and that was to relieve you of some of the burden.
  9. Make sure you understand all of the terms of your contract so you know what you expect. Know what the payments are, when they are expected, and exactly what your money is covering so that you are totally aware throughout the process.
  10. Let your movers do the work. If you hire them to pack, let them pack. They also do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.

In the end, the idea is for you to have a positive moving experience rather than a negative one. By doing a little preparation on your own, you can enhance that experience even more.