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What To Expect When Using A Residential Moving Company For Your Move

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It is not a secret that moving is a lot of work, and if you have lived in the same house for many years, there is little doubt that you have accumulated a lot of things. If you are older, live alone, or have a disability that keeps you from making this move yourself, a residential moving company, such as Christos & Christos Moving and Storage, is a great option.

Packing the House for the Move

When you have to pack everything in the house, it is hard to know where to start. Hiring a moving company that offers packing services is a great option. You can be there to oversee the packing but you don't have to stress about getting boxes and packing materials, which room to start in, or how to best organize things. Let them take a look at the house and determine where to start and the best flow through the home.

Loading the Truck for the Move

When you get the house packed, all those boxes have to get put on a truck so you get them to the new home. The loading process is hard work and very time consuming but the moving company will often have several people working on the move so it will go faster. These are experienced truck drivers and movers. They understand how to best pack the load so it will be safe and not result in broken items on the other end.

Preparing for the Road Trip

When the truck is loaded and you leave for your new home, you may find that the truck will be a day or even two behind your arrival. Why is this the case? Unless you have enough furnishings to fill an entire truck, the moving company may try to add a second home to the move. This is a cost saving measure, and in the end, the price for your move would be much higher if they didn't do this. Driving half loaded trucks across the country or even across town is costly. They burn almost the same amount of fuel as full trucks but the income for the trip is cut in half so the practice is not often done.

Arriving at Your New Home

When the moving truck arrives at your new home, they will unload the truck for you. Most companies will offer several tiers of service at this point. You can get an unpacking service, but you can also opt for them to bring the boxes in and place them in the rooms where they belong so you can unpack. The choice is yours at this point, but if you choose to unpack yourself over the next few days, photograph every box and the condition of the contents as you open them. If you find anything damaged or broken, you will need those pictures to file an insurance claim with the moving company. Now all that is left is to settle into that new home and relax!