The first thing you need to do when preparing to move is to determine how much you want to do yourself -- everything, nothing or somewhere in between. Your budget and desire to save some money will likely impact your decision. When selecting a moving company, make sure to ask friends and family for suggestions. Whatever you do, don't simply go with the lowest bid. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Always ask for (and check!) references before selecting the moving company that is going to help you move. Quick calls to your local Better Business Bureau and State Moving & Storage Association will also be well worth your while.
With moving season now in full swing, here are some moving tips to help companies and families deal with the stress, uncertainty, and challenges of moving. * Keep a copy of the bill of lading and inventory for yourself before the driver leaves. * Prior to the mover's departure, complete a final walk through of the house to make sure nothing was forgotten. * Provide the driver with your contact information in case he needs to reach you along route. * Give the driver the correct address of your new home or storage facility. * For long distance moves, the name and telephone number of a contact person currently at the destination should be given. * Provide the moving team with a fresh supply of water and restroom facilities. * If possible, arrange for the house closing to be a day or two after the loading day in order to reduce the stress of trying to load and close your house at the same time. * Get a good night's sleep and have a hearty breakfast the morning of the move t