Residential Relocation

Written by Serena Berger
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If your residential relocation has been well planned, your moving day should be fairly straightforward. You just need to be aware of what your movers will expect you to do, and make sure they are aware of everything that you need them to do. Staying calm and on top of things is the most important thing that you can do so that your movers are able to take care of the rest.

Moving Day Concerns for Your Residential Relocation

You have to make sure that everything you want loaded onto the truck is loaded. In most cases, the mover will ask you to check and sign an inventory, which protects both of you. You may be tempted to do this in a cursory way, but give it proper attention. Then get a copy of it and keep it in a safe place until after everything is unloaded and checked in your new home.

You also need to be aware that you may not know the exact price for the move until the truck is fully loaded. If your mover is paid by weight, the estimate was their best guess for the price, but it could change. Similarly, if the number of boxes has changed between when you received your estimate and moving day, the cost of the move will be adjusted accordingly.

To make sure moving day goes off without a hitch, have a cell phone number where you can reach the foreman of the moving crew at all times. You should also have a phone number for an agent of the moving company in their offices. If you don't have a cell phone, you should consider buying a cheap one with a limited number of pre-paid minutes to make sure that no matter where you are, you can be reached. That will also ease your mind about having phone service shut off in your old home and activated in your new one.


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