How to Prepare For a Move

Moving to a new home is a big undertaking. It is something most people don’t do too many times in their life so they don’t really ever get used to the process. Learning how to prepare for a big move can be difficult, but we can help. We have local movers, long distance movers, interstate movers and others who are here to help you with anything you need. In addition to just providing you with the movers themselves, however, we can also help you by answering your questions and providing other advice. For example, you can read on to learn how to prepare for your move. Even if you are hiring professional movers, there will be things you need to do in the days and weeks leading up to your big move. Our moving offices are based in Los Angeles and Miami but whether you are in this area or not, this information should help you with your move.

SWITCHING YOUR BILLS & MAIL

One of the most important things you will need to do is get all your mail set up to go to your new home. You’ll also need to handle all your bills. This means scheduling your gas, electric, phone, cable, and other utilities turned off in your current location and set up in your new home. In most cases, you can take care of this type of thing at least a month in advance as long as you know the move date.

GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD

If you’re moving to a new area in the same city it can be very helpful to spend a little time in the new neighborhood. If you have kids, for example, you can spend some time in the area parks to learn which ones are your favorites. This will also help to get your children used to the idea of the move. Finding a good supermarket, mall, doctor’s office, restaurant, and other places is also very important for making those first few weeks after the move much easier. Of course, this is just going to apply to local moving since you can’t just drive to the neighborhood if you’re taking on long distance moving.

CONSIDER PACKING UNUSED ITEMS NOW

Packing up items that you don’t currently need now is a great idea. Seasonal items, for example, can be boxed up and put in the garage or other areas so it is ready to go. In addition to minimizing the amount of work that needs to be done on moving day, it will also help to give you a better idea of how much stuff you have. When you call the moving company you can provide this information to get a more accurate estimate on the move.

ASK QUESTIONS

If you have any questions along the way or you would like to book the best movers in the area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have helped many people throughout Miami and Los Angeles and will be more than happy to help you too.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and being deemed “essential business” by the governor of the state of Florida, we want to assure you, our loyal customers, that Get Moved Today has, and always will,put the safety of our team and that of our customers first and foremost. We are committed to following all best practices and guidelines for sanitation and for cleanliness, and are taking all of the necessary precautions as we proceed to service your move. To that end, extensive measures are being taken wherever possible to combat the spread of this virus, while still being safe and efficient as we continue to provide you with the first-class, five star moving experience that you have come to expect of us. Here are some of the proactive measures we’ve implemented and will continue to implement:

  • All estimates are being provided over the phone, virtually, on-line or via email until further notice.
  • Pre-move wellness checks for both our customers and our crew members, where all will be asked to advise us if you feel ill or suspect exposure to the virus. For our movers it would be mandatory that they stay home, and for our customers, moving services can be rescheduled, postponed or cancelled to mitigate risk, should that be necessary.
  • Our crews are equipped with gloves, disinfectant sprays/wipes and hand sanitizer for your protection and theirs.
  • We have put into effect social distancing measures, and although we have always valued the professionalism and respect that comes along with a good introductory handshake and a departing thank you, we ask for your understanding that for the safety and well-being of everyone, there’ll be no handshake or touching of any kind.
  • Upon arrival, our crew will still introduce themselves, walk through the home with appropriate social distance, begin to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (as they always do), but in addition we ask you now (with all due respect), to please give them the appropriate space they need to safely and efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • When available and appropriate, open doorways and windows to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • We are also taking measures to sanitize the cabs and boxes of our trucks, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • It is our hope and our expectation that you will take the same precautionary measures that we are taking, and that will also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. Anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men, is equally appreciated.
  • Owners / office staff will be working around the clock from home with complete access for our team and our customers via phone, email and text.

Again, thank you for choosing Get Moved Today, it is our sincere pleasure to serve you. Our Promise to you, and no matter what circumstances, is to continue to deliver the 5 stars moving service that our customers depend on. Should you need to reach us directly, please feel free, Text is always the quickest, and we are literally her for you 24/7.

Thank you, be well and stay healthy!