Are you considering moving between cities? You might think it’s less of a headache than moving between countries. After all, you don’t have to learn a new language, you can most likely find your favourite food at the grocery store, and you’ll still be using the same currency.
However, there are still some things you’ll need to keep in mind. Read on for our city-to-city moving checklist so your move can be smooth and hassle-free.
Think about the Cost
You might think that it’s cheaper to move things yourself. The truth is that it depends on the situation.
How much stuff are you moving? Do you have large paintings, heavy furniture or antiques? If you can toss all of your things in a couple of boxes or suitcases and then shove them into the trunk, then you don’t need a moving company. There’s a pretty good chance that description doesn’t fit you, though.
At the very least, you most likely have heavy furniture. You’ll need a truck, and it might be cheaper to go with a professional moving company than to rent a truck and drive to a new city. When it comes to cost, think about the cost of your time. It might take you much longer to accomplish a job that professional movers would complete in half the time.
Think about Safety
In addition to the aspect of cost, take a second to regard safety (that of yourself, anyone who’s helping you move, and that of your belongings).
Professional movers know how to move objects of all sizes safely so they don’t injure themselves, you or your stuff. Moreover, they know how to pack your things properly so they won’t get damaged during the journey.
Get References and Quotes for Moving Companies
If you’re going to be moving from one city to another and you want to use a professional moving company, you need to get references and quotes. Ask others who have made similar moves about which movers they’ve used. They can tell you whom they loved (and whom they didn’t).
Just remember that references aren’t the only thing you should be looking at. Once you talk to some of the companies, ask for quotes. When it comes to quotes, bear in mind that cheaper isn’t always better. It’s a low quote because it might not include things like a truck or packing materials. Go for the most reasonable quote that includes the greatest number of services.
Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd: Your Moving Experts
If you’re moving from one city to another, contact Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. Don’t be fooled by our name – we don’t only handle international moves. We can help you move from city to city, whether that city is 45 minutes away or across the country. Our customer service representatives are courteous and professional, and our movers show up on time and get the job done right the first time. To learn more, call us today at 416-661-4228.