In most instances your long distance move should begin with a free in-home estimate from an in-home estimator. The estimator will conduct a survey of your property. His or her goal is to map out a move plan and to provide you with fair and honest pricing.
Once you’ve selected your Oklahoma City mover, you now need to begin to prepare your home for the move. You will receive several tips from the moving company on how to make the move as smooth as possible. I’ve listed a few of my own below:
- Plan a garage sale to eliminate items that you don’t need.
- Secure change of address information from postal service.
- Notify utility companies of cancellation of services.
- Assemble important documents (i.e. policies, birth certificates, school records etc.).
- Garner packing materials.
- Disconnect major appliances
Remember you’re looking for a moving company that is going to be with you throughout the entire process of your move. As time draws close to your family’s big day you should receive a call from your relocation specialist to confirm the arrival time of the crew. He will also be checking to see if there are any last minute details that he and his team may need to address. If you are taking advantage of their packing services the relocation specialist may advise you of a packing day prior to the move. If that’s the case, the team will arrive at your home with ample packing supplies to get your house move ready. Move ready simply means everything packed, disassembled, labeled and facing the door. This move ready process assists your Oklahoma City moving crew in expediting the loading of the carrier. Also, another tidbit to note, some moving companies will throw in something here and there …maybe free wardrobe boxes. It never hurts to ask.
On move day you want to make sure that the foreman goes over the logistics/move plan with you to make certain you are comfortable with the process. Once you guys have met the crew should then begin loading, because time is money. At the end of loading I recommend a final walk-through of the home. Once loading is done, unloading is only hours away!