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December 20, 2017

Local Moving Services in Dallas--Worth the Money - Part 1

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Now that you've sold your house and have a new home lined up, party time's over—it's time to box up all your things and get them across town to the new abode. Since you're just going a few blocks or maybe a couple miles away, it's enticing to try to execute the move yourself--after all, how difficult can it be to rent a truck and get some friends over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?

Ask anyone who's moved recently--it may be (and normally is) really, really taxing. Relocating is plenty of a stress without the headache of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack your son or daughter’s action figure collection and have it down pat. Your kids are probably concerned about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is panicked about a new dry cleaner and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is compound the stress by attempting a DIY move in Dallas.

Why Local?

Why not? A local company in Dallas has its advantages. First, they know the ins and outs of the area and shouldn’t should not be reliant on their phones to navigate to your new home. In addition, they should know what size of truck will best accomodate which areas of town, which can be very handy if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more on the line in doing a good 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're also keeping the local economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Dallas

Questions They Will Have

When you call the movers, they'll have lots of questions, so keep this basic information ready. Most of it you know without really thinking about it, but there may be a couple questions that you really have to think about. It's probably a smart idea to take an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is mind-boggling enough that you don't want to forget all the stuff in the basement.

How many bedrooms? Do you have a barn, basement, attic, or all three? Does your garage have a loft? Do you have a piano, or anything really, really cumbersome like a standing safe? Any play equipment like trampolines or basketball goals? How about any outside items that will be moving?

They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have high value things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.

Once you have provided this basic information, you will most likely be given a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Dallas. An in-home estimate is much more specific and measures the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you need. During the survey is a great time to ask all of the burning questions that you are pondering.

Be sure to check out our next post that covers all of the questions that you must ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your move, get a free estimate today. 
The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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