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Tips for Stress-Free Moving

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One of the main reasons anyone dreads a move is the fact that strangers will be handling all of their personal possessions. Even though we may know otherwise, we may picture our things just being tossed into a van by uncaring workers who then drive without caution, only serving to make our nerves worse. This, as you may try to tell yourself, is unnecessary. It is important to do your research when looking for the very best Jacksonville movers, and it can do a lot to soothe your worries. At the same time, it may also be important to go the extra mile and purchase insurance for your cargo. When it comes to mitigating your moving stress, these are some tips for stress-free moving. 

How To Get Ready for a Move?

When it comes to preparing a stress-free move for you there are a few things you can do before our All My Sons Moving & Storage team even gets there:

  • Take the time to clean (declutter and organize) 

  • Make a packing plan

  • Pack a day of survival kit (important papers, phone chargers, medicines, etc.)

  • Have a day of checklist to work off of to make sure everything gets done. 

If hiring a professional moving and storage company is what is adding to your stress we have some tips for how to make moving less stressful too. Here are some stress-free moving tips: 

Do Your Homework

First, it is good to perform research when looking for a reputable moving company. This may mean looking at various websites, reading reviews, and asking your friends for their recommendations. Those doing online shopping may come across household goods brokers, which are to be avoided. Not being licensed to move, these brokers will sell the moving job to the highest bidder, meaning you may have no idea who will show up to handle your things. 

Pro tip: You can also check out the company on the FMCSA website to make sure they are licensed and at what level, and their insurance status. 

Get Covered/Ensure Property Safety

The next important step in protecting your possessions is to obtain insurance. Your Jacksonville movers may provide basic liability coverage, which is often given by the moving company free of charge. This is the minimum amount of coverage available. Depending on your state's DOT regulations, your possessions could be insured for 60 cents per pound per item or 30 cents per pound per item. This will serve to calculate the amount of money you should be reimbursed if anything happens to your cargo. The next level of coverage is known as full replacement value insurance, which means that if items are lost or damaged the insurance may replace them. Knowing your belongings are protected and will be handled by professionals may help with a stress-free moving day.

Focus on Other Things

Because professional movers reduce your stress by completely facilitating your entire move, it leaves you with more time to plan and execute other, more important things. For example, if you plan on hosting an open house for the property you have listed for sale, you have more time to ready your existing home for such an event. There is also more time to arrange for child or pet care for the moving day, visit or research the new area you will be moving to, and time to get your affairs in order by changing addresses and ensuring your mail arrives at its new location.

Whether this is your first move or your hundredth, we are here to help with every part of the move. Our goal is to alleviate stress, so call us today to get a free moving quote! 

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