Whether it’s your first time moving or your first time using professional movers, the process can seem a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. At Westheimer Transfer & Storage, we want to make moving as hassle-free as possible, and one of the ways in which we can do so to provide you with some things to keep in mind as your prepare for your move and what you can expect on moving day.

Research Professional Movers

Every move is unique and you have specific requirements you need met. In order to get the best possible service for your household relocation, you need a moving company that offers the services you need and experienced movers.

As you do research on moving companies, keep in mind that you should never have to pay for a consultation or estimate, and be wary of companies that expect you to pay for your move in full upfront. The American Moving & Storage Association suggest getting quotes from at least three different companies, and doing your due diligence checking reviews from former customers.

Understand Your Responsibilities

Depending on the type of move you need and the company you choose, your responsibilities will vary. Some companies offer full-service moving where you virtually won’t have to lift a finger, while others provide loading and transport services.

Some things you should always do yourself include:

  Pack valuables such as jewelry, money, and important documents, and keep them with you during your relocation.

  Remove anything from your walls like paintings or ceiling fans if they’re traveling with you.

  Understand what can and can’t be moved by your professional moving company.

Be Available on Moving Day

It’s important that you are available on moving day. While most professional moving companies understand exactly what their job is, the movers may have questions regarding specific items. When you’re given an inventory sheet by your movers, make sure you read it carefully before signing anything.

Once your items have arrived at their new destination, all that’s left to do is unload the trucks and unpack your belongings. Your movers will take care of unloading your belongings, and depending upon the services you chose prior to moving day, may help you unpack or set up furniture as well.

With everything done, the last thing to do is enjoy life in your new home. If you’re ready to find out more about the moving process or the benefits of choosing the professionals at Westheimer Transfer & Storage, get in touch with us today. We encourage you to read reviews from former customers and welcome any questions you have.