Moving from Washington D.C. to Florida is a move a lot of people and families make but don’t for a minute think that means they are easy. Many people make the mistake of not properly preparing for their move only to regret it later. We think the best advice is to learn from the experiences of others. Here, is what you need to know about moving from Washington D.C. to Florida.
Start your planning early
There is no question you will benefit by starting your planning early. Ideally, you want to start more than 3 months out to start looking at different moving companies. You will also need this additional time to figure out all the things that you will need to do. However, the main reason you want to start this process early is because you want to make sure you can lock in a good time for your move with the moving company and the
more notice you give them, the better off you will be.
Request several different moving quotes
Moving companies can have a variation in their rates based on how busy they are and what their costs are. For this reason, you will want to get several quotes to make sure you find a good deal. We do recommend you avoid any low bids that are not near the range of the other bids as this is a sure sign of trouble. Some less than reputable companies will setup their service this way only to give you a number of unexpected charges later. We suggest you avoid this from the start. By choosing a bid that is more in line with the market rate, you are more likely to avoid these type of issues.
Be very vigilant on issues concerning moving companies are very disparate with local moving companies. Ask them for the copies of their pricing lists, tariffs, additional charges, arbitration or conflict settling procedures etc. study these documents, compare, contrast and crosscheck with other moving companies available.
If you are having any doubts, seek for more information from the Better Business Bureau. it is the regulatory body coordinating the activities of moving companies. Watch out for issues like scams, missing goods, perpetual lateness of delivery, damaging peoples articles, unfriendly or unprofessional staff just to mention a few. You can also use the bureau as your yellow pages to find out which companies have had the fewest complaints recorded against them this could be your ideal partner to move your things.
Make a plan for all the things you must do and do them.
You are only as good as your plan. With a long distance move, there are all kinds of things that need to be done besides the moving and packing. Make sure you have all these things accounted for by writing them down and allocating time to do them. This will help ensure that you are not forced to make a trip back to complete some minor arrangements. It also will help you with your transition to the new home as you can also setup services in the new home. This can make it easier to hit the ground running when you start living their.
By keeping these different tips in mind, you should be well on your way to having successful moving from Washington D.C. to Florida.
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