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December 20, 2017

Local Moving Services in San Antonio--Worth Every Penny - Part 1

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Now that you have a buyer for your house and have a new home on the horizon, party time is over—it is time to pack up all your belongings and lug them across town to the new house. Since you're just going a hop, skip and a jump or maybe a couple miles away, it's enticing to try to manage the move yourself--after all, how taxing can it be to rent a truck and get some friends over to load your furniture?

Ask anyone who has ever relocated--it may be (and frequently is) really, really hard. Relocating is plenty of a crazy time without the pressure of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack a truck and be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably concerned about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is distressed about a new grocery store and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is multiply the stress by trying a DIY move in San Antonio.

Why Local?

Why not? A local company in San Antonio has its benefits. First, they know the lay of the land and shouldn’t should not be reliant on their phones to navigate to your new residence. In addition, they should know what size of moving vehicle will best work for 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 on the line in doing a great job for you--word of mouth travels 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 in-town economy going-- a win/win for everybody in San Antonio

Questions They Will Have

When you contact the movers, they'll have a list of questions, so keep this basic information handy. Most of it you know without really thinking about it, but there will be one or two questions that you might have to think about. It's probably a good idea to make an inventory of your furniture, one room at a time, because moving is overwhelming enough that you don't want to forget all the stuff in the basement.

How many bedrooms? Do you have a garage, basement, attic, or all three? Does your garage 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 landscaping features that will be moving?

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

After you answered some initial questions, you will most likely be given a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in San Antonio. An in-home survey is much more specific and nails down the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the exact services that you want. During the survey is a great time to ask the burning questions that you are pondering.

Be sure to check out our next post that covers all of the questions that you should ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with the process, 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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