Stage 1: Deciding to move: There are many reasons that people relocate. Sometimes they need a bigger or smaller house; sometimes they want to live in another town or neighborhood; and sometimes their job requires that they change addresses.
Let’s start with a small, family affair moving companies. This may be a long time local business started by the grandfather and its still in the family. Generally this type of moving company will handle smaller or shorter moves. They will have a few personnel and a driver or two. They also will generally have a shorter truck, and not one of the 70′ or longer ones. But they may have a contract with a national moving company who they can contact if the have a customer who is doing a long distance move.
The last thing you need or want to stress about in this situation is moving. Yet, it has to be thought about. Where will you find a truck, which one of your friends will help pack your things, how long will you hire a babysitter for? There are so many questions and situations that need to be answered and solved. Just dealing with the move alone is stress enough; let alone, adding the weight of home sales and rent contracts on top of it.
Once you begin moving into your new home, utilities will also need to be set up. You will need to contact the city of Chicago and its local government to find out more about turning on your water and electricity accounts. Most new companies will expect proof of address (usually a lease if you are renting or proof to show purchase of a home). They also will need proof of identity (license, I.D or social security card). Some companies may also require a deposit as well. If you have utility companies picked out, you will need to call the representatives to find out how much deposits will cost. Most deposits have to be paid before utilities are turned on.
Contact a box broker – There are some companies in many cities specializing in buying and selling good-condition, used moving boxes. Search online to find such companies in your area or just check with local moving companies birmingham al.
Perhaps you think it’s easy to rent a van or truck to move yourself; perhaps you believe you would save money; perhaps you think your friends and family can help you: perhaps you think you can save money moving yourself.
Tip 10: Remove all items from dressers and other furniture with drawers and pack them in your moving cartons. Many people think that movers can move their furniture while they still have belongings inside. The reality is that any professional moving company will want all belongings to be removed. Other then the fact that it gets too heavy to move, it is also not safe for your belongings inside. You will save time and money if you do this advance, versus having your movers have to ask you to remove all your items while they are waiting.