Planning a Summer Move

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Are you planning a move? If so, below are important tips for making the early stages of your move run as smoothly as possible over the coming weeks.
Within 3-6 weeks before moving you will want to accomplish the steps listed below.

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However, if your moving timeline is shorter, just use the list below as a checklist for getting things done before the move!

  1. Choose a mover! We recommend checking with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, American Moving and Storage, and/or Consumers’ CHECKBOOK before scheduling a moving company.
  2. Before you schedule a moving company ASK your friends and family what companies they’ve used and who they recommend. Word of mouth is the best way to go when it comes to choosing a reliable mover.
  3. We can’t stress this enough – schedule your movers ahead of time, especially over the summer. Summer is the most popular time of year to move, so movers book up fast! Tip: Call at least two weeks in advance to schedule a mover, AND try to move in the middle of the week – there will be more movers available and it will be less expensive.
  4. Get at least 3 written moving estimates, and compare companies using Beltway’s guide on selecting a mover.
  5. Schedule a pack day and a move day with your moving company.
  6. Start a physical folder or electronic folder for storing information about your move.
  7. Get change of address cards from post office or plan who you will notify electronically. This isn’t something you will want to deal with post move!
  8. Schedule junk and charity pick-ups.
  9. Shop for new furniture as part of your redesign plan (fun!). Arrange to have it delivered to your new home the day before or after your move.
  10. Contact your insurance agent and ask if your homeowner’s policy will cover your furnishings while being moved.
  11. Clean out your closets!
  12. Set aside one hour per day to de-clutter your home!
  13. Give away or throw out food that you won’t eat before the move.
  14. Notify your gas, electric, cable (all of your utility companies) companies to let them know the cut-off date for service to be ended at your current residence and started up again in your new residence.

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Are you interested in learning more about Beltways Movers? If so, call us today at (800) 966-8348. ALSO, check back in a few weeks for a new blog post on prepping for your move two weeks out!

 

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The staff was very helpful and quick to respond when the mover we signed a contract with failed to show up on move day. We have a large house with lots of nice furniture, glass cabinets, etc... Our crew was incredibly skilled and they managed to move our house without damage to our belongings or the properties. The crew was very professional, friendly, and fast on both ends of the move. I would use them because the same crew that loads your truck also unloads your truck and the furniture doesn't get handled an extra time switching freight carriers. I'm a very satisfied customer.

- Chris J. May 18, 2021

Moving is always a tough experience but working with the crew was an absolute delight. The crew made the move easy, nothing was too much trouble and they completed every request with good humor and excellent customer service

- Catherine T October 20, 2021

…I was very pleased with the crew from Beltway Movers and how friendly and professional they were. They were on time right from the start and worked very hard to get the job done in a timely manner. The crew leader, Davis, was exceptional in assessing the move situation and packing the truck to make everything fit. Movers, Ed and Damion, were both hardworking and efficient. I would definitely recommend this crew to friends.

- Jennifer A. March 10, 2021

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