Now that you've sold your house and have a new residence ready to go, party time's over—it's time to box up all your things and get them across town to the new house. Since you are just going a few blocks or maybe a couple miles away, it's enticing to try to execute the move on your own--after all, how difficult can it be to rent a truck and get some friends over to load your furniture?
Ask anyone who's moved recently--it may be (and normally is) really, really difficult. Relocating is plenty of a stress without the hassle of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to box a lamp and have it down pat. Your kids are probably thinking about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is distressed about a new gas station and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is add to the stress by trying a DIY move in Tulsa.
Why not? A local company in Tulsa has its perks. First, they know the lay of the land and will not be depending on their phones to get you to your new home. In addition, they should know what size of truck will best accomodate which areas of town, which can be very helpful if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more invested in doing a great job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you're not ok with the move, then they have to live with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the neighborhood economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Tulsa
Questions They Will Have
When you call the movers, they will have lots of questions, so have this basic information on hand. Most of it you know without really thinking about it, but there might be a couple questions that you might have to think about. It is probably a good idea to take an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is staggering enough that you do not want to forget all the stuff in the storage shed.
How many bedrooms? Do you have a barn, basement, attic, or all three? Does your garage have a loft? Do you have a grandfather clock, or anything really, really large like a standing safe? Any play equipment like swing sets or basketball goals? How about any landscaping features that will be moving?
They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have certain expensive things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.
After you answered some initial questions, you will most likely be provided with a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Tulsa. An in-home estimate is much more specific and calculates the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the exact services that you need. During the survey is a great time to ask any and all burning questions that you are pondering.
Be sure to check out our next post that covers all of the questions that you need to ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with the process, get a free estimate today.