Now that you've sold your house and have a new one ready to go, party time's over—it's time to pack up all your things and lug them across town to the new home. Since you are just going a few blocks or maybe a couple miles away, it's enticing to try to handle the move on your own--after all, how hard can it be to rent a truck and get some buddies over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?
Ask anyone who has ever relocated--it can be (and frequently is) really, really hard. Relocating is enough of a stress without the anxiety of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to box a lamp and be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably concerned about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is unnerved about a new dry cleaner and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is compound the stress by attempting a DIY move in El Paso.
Why not? A local company in El Paso has its advantages. First, they know the area and shouldn’t should not be reliant on their phones to get you to your new residence. Also, they should know what size of truck will best be suited for which areas of town, which can be very handy if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more invested in doing a good job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you are not pleased with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the in-town economy going-- a win/win for everybody in El Paso
Questions They Will Have
When you contact the movers, they will have lots of questions, so keep this basic information ready. Most of it you know without really having to research, but there may be one or two questions that you might have to think about. It's probably a good idea to make an inventory of your furniture, room by room, because moving is mind-boggling enough that you don't want to forget all the stuff in the basement.
How many bedrooms? Do you have a garage, basement, storage shed, or all three? Does your barn have a loft? Do you have a grandfather clock, or anything really, really cumbersome like a standing safe? Any play equipment like swing sets or basketball goals? How about any outside items that will be moving?
They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have high value things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
After you have provided this basic information, you will most likely be provided with a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in El Paso. An in-home estimate is much more specific and nails down the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you are requesting. During the survey is a great time to ask any and all burning questions that you are pondering.
Be sure to check out our next post that examines all of the questions that you must ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with the process, get a free estimate today.