Hire and schedule your apartment moving company and/or rental van. Especially during busy moving seasons, make certain you schedule your moving transportation several weeks in advance to ensure that you receive the proper date and correct equipment for your move. This will help to reduce stress during this time of year and maximize the time you have with your family or friends. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you book your moving services.
The day of your moving day is important. If you want to ensure your belongings arrive in one piece, you must be able to start packing (and loading) your belongings at the agreed upon time. If you cannot start packing or load your belongings on the day of the move, you risk late fees for damage, delays or, even the possibility of not having your belongings at all when you arrive at your new apartment.
Once you find a good moving company, you may need to provide them with more than just your old apartment information. In order to protect your personal belongings and your apartment’s contents, you will also need to have other information to pass along to your movers. This includes any insurance information, such as a renter’s policy or a homeowner’s policy, and any pertinent dates for which you have left the address and contact information of your belongings. For example, if you left a key under a mat in your apartment, you will want to make sure that you include it in the insurance papers you sign at the beginning of your move.
In addition to insurance information, you will also need to know how much packing is going to cost you. This is an area where you should compare the rates of various apartment moving companies. If you go with the cheapest firm, make sure that you are getting what you pay for. It is imperative that you have a firm moving company that is able to pack all of your belongings into your new apartment with professionalism and care.
Once you and your moving company have found a good fit, you will want to create a packing checklist for the move. As with any major home move, it is important to follow your checklist step-by-step. If you have never completed a packing checklist before, it may seem a little overwhelming but the end result will be well worth the extra time spent. All of your belongings should be put on the checklist, even if you do not have anything to bring with you.
It is important to keep track of how much packing your apartment is costing you because if you were to have any damages done to your apartment while you were moving it would not be covered. If there are any damages to the inside of your apartment, it is important to call your leasing agent immediately because they can tell you how to resolve the problem. Most moving services offer some sort of damage deposit so that you will be protected in case something happens to your apartment during your move.