As we near the end of peak moving season (typically from late spring to early fall every year, while the weather’s hot and sunny), we’ve put together a list of commonly asked questions to help prepare anyone planning their big move next year and want to start preparing.
What day should I move?
This may be difficult if you work full time, but statistics show that moving on a weekday is best. This is for a few reasons. One is that the most popular moving days are Friday and Saturday, and those are the days our services at American Moving are in the highest demand. Plus, if you have a family with young children, it’s often easier to move big items and the bulk of your things when they’re in school. Now, this is simply based on the logic that you’re expected to label boxes, direct movers on where to put furniture, and be present throughout the day. It’s harder to give kids the right amount of engagement and attention they deserve as moving happens, so this is why you should shoot for a weekday if it’s possible. Finally, utility services like cable and internet providers are in business on weekdays, and can more easily meet with you to set up those services at your new home on day one.
How much will it all cost?
That all comes down to where and how much you’re moving. Generally, the industry standard is an hourly rate, with moves that stretch over 100 miles turning into a by-weight rate. Of course, it’s easy to get a quote from American Moving! But, moving day doesn’t always go as planned, and since the service is charged by hour, it’s best to be prepared and disclose any important information to your movers ahead of time. For example, will they have an elevator or have to take things up stairs? How many rooms are you packing up, and is absolutely everything moving with you? This will give services like American Moving a better idea of what they’re providing during your appointment, and it’ll help determine how much you’ll end up paying in the end.
On the day of the move you need to be present. There is paperwork to sign and you need to show the movers exactly what is being moved. After the movers have loaded the truck you will be ask to do a walk through. That is the time to point out anything that may have been missed once the truck drives away they are done.
At the unload they will place boxes in rooms based on the rooms written on the boxes (ie., bedroom, kitchen, garage). Furniture will be placed in the location you specify. It is helpful if you already have a basic idea where you want furniture placed. If the movers have to keep rearranging and switching furniture around it will take longer and you are paying hourly.
Tips and Food
It is normal to tip movers for job well done, and they will accept those tips and divide them up amongst themselves. However, providing food or drinks is by no means expected of you. Of course, these gestures are often appreciated, but they simply show us how amazing and generous our community in Denver really is!
Plan your next big move with American Moving, and call us today.