Moving day is coming, and for that you need a moving day plan. After potentially months of planning, searching for a new home, and organizing days off work, transport & food among a multitude of other things, moving day is right around the corner.
While moving can be stressful, our moving plan will ensure that you are organized, and things line up in an orderly fashion.
First step, make sure to choose a moving company that will provide you a detailed moving plan, moving estimate and inventory for everything in your home. That way, you know the movers have recorded all your items and will also look after them. Pro tip - be sure to get a guaranteed price from a mover, doing this will also help prevent any potential price changes at the last moment.
Get a Recommendation
Sure, Google and Yelp reviews are essential. However, you’ll have better luck trusting word of mouth from friends and family. In other words, if someone you know had a great experience with a moving company, maybe start with shortlisting that company and let them know you were referred to the service.
Get a Guaranteed Price
As mentioned already, you will want to get a detailed inventory list and a guaranteed price. However, always read the fine print to make sure that the price does not change. Also, make sure how much basic insurance is included and if you might need any additional services. Things like this can alter the price of your move, but be sure to choose a mover that is as transparent as possible. At Liffey, we provide a guaranteed price on all of our moves.
Planning for Boxes
Now, if you are moving within New York, a few duffel bags and suitcases are all you might need with some creative packaging. However, moving companies also have moving boxes for which you might be charged extra. Make sure you know exactly how many boxes will be needed so that you can budget for them.
Have You Got Insurance?
And no - not just moving insurance. We mean building insurance! Most residential apartments and buildings will require a Certificate of Insurance (COI) as well as Workers Compensation from your moving company if you decide to hire one. Be sure to check with your super or building management ahead of time, because the added stress of your building not allowing your movers in because you didn't get a COI will make your day a whole lot worse!
Luckily - at Liffey, we ask you this way in advance so as to avoid this tragedy. This gives you plenty of time for you to check with your building, and also for us to obtain the correct COI.
Empty all Your Cabinets and Drawers
Movers are often working against the clock, and they would appreciate it if you emptied all the cabinets and drawers into boxes. Doing this also helps prevent any damage to your furniture. Now all that’s left is for the movers to transport the items, which are now lighter and more manageable.
Rain and Snow Check
In New York, the weather can turn nasty at a few hours’ notice, so make sure to check the weather before moving. Find out if it is going to be snowing or raining. If so, you can take several precautionary measures like laying down some salt. However, some movers will delay the move if it rains heavily or driving isn’t safe under the present conditions. That’s why you’d want to make sure to keep in touch with the moving company if there is a chance that the weather isn’t going to be favorable.
Confirm The ETA!
You're all set!
The day before a move, we will always call you to confirm the time that our moving truck will arrive. Efficient planning equals an efficient move, and an efficient move equals a happy customer.
If you are moving soon we'd highly recommend getting in touch, we offer a totally free estimate for your move and there's always someone at the other end of the phone willing to help. You can contact us on +1 (212) 410 3500, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can request an online quote here.