Moving to a new place can be an exciting adventure, but the process of getting there usually comes with a certain amount of stress. One way to alleviate that stress is choosing the right moving company to help you transport your belongings safely and efficiently. However, before hiring them, you want to have an idea of what this will cost you. That’s why you need to get a moving estimate. Today’s post walks you through the information you should be able to provide.
Why the right information is so important
The more detailed information you can provide, the more accurate your estimate will be, and the better prepared your movers will be. Providing inaccurate or incomplete information can lead to unexpected costs, delays, and other complications that can make your move more stressful than it needs to be.
Additionally, providing accurate information allows your moving company to prepare for any special requirements or challenges that may arise during the move. This will help your movers to provide you with the best possible service and ensure that your move is as smooth as possible.
Finally, the information for your moving company can help you to budget for your move and avoid any surprises. By knowing the exact cost of your move upfront, you can plan accordingly and avoid any unnecessary expenses.
Information to get a moving estimate
Distance and location of the move
The distance and location of your move are also important factors that your moving company will need to consider when providing you with an estimate. The further you’re moving, the more expensive your move will be. Additionally, if you’re moving to a remote or hard-to-reach location, this may also affect the cost of your move. Make sure to provide your moving company with the exact addresses of your current and new homes to ensure that they can accurately calculate the distance and location of your move.
Special requirements for moving
This is one of the major factors that will help with an accurate estimate: If you have any special requirements or challenges that your moving company needs to be aware of, make sure to let them know. This could include anything from moving large or bulky items to navigating narrow hallways or staircases, especially (but not only) for townhouse/apartment moves. Providing your moving company with this information upfront will help them to prepare for any challenges that may arise during your move and will ensure that they can provide you with the best possible service.
Finally, if you require any additional services from your moving company, such as packing and unpacking or storage solutions, make sure to let them know. The services you choose will have a huge impact on the calculation of your estimate.
Time and date
The time of year can affect the cost of your move. Moving during peak season, which is typically in the summer months, may be more expensive than moving during the off-season.
The time of day that you move can also affect the cost of your move. Moving during peak hours or on weekends may be more expensive than moving during off-peak hours or on weekdays.
If you are still in the planning phase of your move, you might not have an exact time and date. That’s why an at least approximate date might suffice in the beginning.
Inventory of items to be moved
Just like the precise timing, an inventory of your possessions is probably not yet ready during your research for a moving company. More likely, this is something that comes during your further discussions with the moving company of your choice.
In that case, you should include the number and kind of items, as well as an approximate size/weight. This information will help your moving company to determine the best way to pack and transport your items and will allow them to calculate correctly.
Special pieces like a piano (for example), should be pointed out as well.
Tips for providing accurate information
To ensure that you provide your moving company with accurate information, follow these tips:
Make an inventory list when you can
Create an inventory list of all the items you’ll be moving. Be as detailed as possible.
Be upfront about challenges
If you have any special requirements or challenges that your moving company needs to be aware of, make sure to let them know upfront.
Provide exact addresses
Provide your moving company with the exact addresses of your current and new homes to ensure that they can accurately calculate the distance and location of your move.
Be specific about additional services
If you require any additional services, such as disassembling/reassembling furniture, packing and unpacking, or storage solutions, be specific about what you need.
Get a moving estimate today – from us!
We certainly hope that this information will be helpful to you when you are ready to get a moving estimate.
As far as we at Tropic Moving are concerned, the first step to getting a moving estimate is very easy: Simply fill out this quick and easy form with just a few basic pieces of information. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the details yet! We can still get to those later. Any other questions? No problem! Contact us here!