It is time to relocate to a new home and this may be your first moving experience or you may have moved before. Express 1 MovingĀ urges you to review the following moving tips listed on this page.

The moving industry has “peak” and “off peak” seasons. The “peak” season for movers is during the summer. Also the beginning and the end of the month or end of the year holidays are extra busy for movers. During that period of time the demand for moving equipment, vans, and personnel is heavy.

Your move should occur at a time that is convenient for you. However, you should consider if you want to transfer your children during the school term as well as other factors involving your family. If your move can be rescheduled for another time when the van line agent will be able to accommodate your preferred delivery dates, you may be able to reduce your moving cost.

Call or email the van line agents that you selected to set up a visual survey-moving estimate with a relocation consultant at home. The relocation consultant will prepare an estimate in writing and submit it to you.
Decide what items you want to ship and what will be discarded. Inspect your home; check your attic to your basement, before the relocation consultant will arrive. Show the consultant everything that you will be moving.

If you decide to do your own packing, get packing supplies and start collecting strong boxes suitable for moving. Complete all your packing by moving day.

If your company is relocating you, find out what portion of your moving expense will be paid by your company.

Obtain a written appraisal of antiques to verify their value. retouch, wax or oil wood furniture before moving. Some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.

Notify the post office that you will be moving. Provide them with a new address (permanent or temporary).

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