Now that you have a buyer for your house and have a new one lined up, party time is over—it's time to box up all your possessions and get them across town to the new home. Since you are just going a few blocks or maybe a couple miles away, it is enticing to try to manage the move yourself--after all, how hard can it be to rent a truck and get some friends over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?
Ask anyone who has moved recently--it may be (and frequently is) really, really hard. Moving is plenty of a stress without the hassle of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack a truck and be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably thinking 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 multiply the stress by attempting a DIY move in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Why not? A local company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City has its perks. First, they know the area and won't be counting on their phones to get you to your new home. Also, they should know what size of truck will best work for which parts 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 satisfactory job for you--word of mouth travels fast, and if you're not happy with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the neighborhood economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
Questions They'll Have
When you contact the movers, they will have a list of questions, so keep this basic information handy. Most of it you know without really thinking about it, but there might be a couple questions that you really have to think about. It's probably a good idea to take an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is staggering enough that you don't want to forget all the stuff in the storage shed.
How many bedrooms? Do you have a barn, basement, attic, or all three? Does your garage have a loft? Do you have a pool table, or anything really, really large like a standing safe? Any play equipment like trampolines 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 certain expensive things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
Once 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 Tulsa and Oklahoma City. An in-home survey is much more detailed and measures the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the exact services that you want. During the survey is a great time to ask all of the burning questions that you are pondering.
Be sure to check out our next post that touches on all of the questions that you must ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your local move, get a free estimate today.