Local Moving Services in Dallas--Worth the Money - Part 112/20/2017 Now that you have a buyer for your house and have a new one lined up, party time is over—it's time to box up all your possessions and move them across town to the new home. Since you are just going a hop, skip and a jump or maybe a couple miles away, it is enticing to try to manage the move yourself--after all, how hard can it be to rent a truck and get some pals over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck? Ask anyone who has moved recently--it may be (and frequently is) really, really difficult. Moving 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 be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably concerned about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is unnerved about a new dry cleaner and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is multiply the stress by attempting a DIY move in Dallas. Why Local? Why not? A local company in Dallas has its perks. First, they know the lay of the land and won't be counting on their phones to get you to your new residence. Also, they should know what size of truck will best accomodate which parts 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 invested in doing a good job for you--word of mouth travels fast, and if you're not happy with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the neighborhood economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Dallas Questions They Will Have When you contact the movers, they will have lots of questions, so keep this basic information handy. Most of it you know without really thinking about it, but there might be one or two questions that you really have to think about. It's probably a good idea to make an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is staggering enough that you don't 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 barn have a loft? Do you have a pool table, or anything really, really large 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 certain expensive things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items. Once you have provided this basic information, you will most likely be provided with a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Dallas. An in-home survey is much more detailed and measures 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 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 local move, click the button below.