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Hiring Professional Movers

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When selecting a moving company in NYC you don’t have to risk ending up with extra fees on your bill that you never signed up for. By paying attention to the company you choose and the contract that you have with it, you can have a moving experience that will cause you neither problems nor stress. Here are few tip on hiring professional movers in NYC.

1. Do Your Research

With internet access you can look into which moving companies behave professionally. There are even sites available now where you can see reviews that will tell you who is trustworthy and who to avoid at all costs. You might also consider asking friends and family or co-workers about their experiences with moving companies.

2. Ask for Estimates

Charges are often levied depending on the weight of what you are moving, as well as the distance and whether you use the company’s packing service. Choose a few top companies that you’re considering and get estimates from each of them a few months ahead of your move date. Some companies will send someone to your home to take a look and give you a more accurate estimate.

3. Insuring Your Move

Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance insure your belongings while they are in your home, but it won’t cover the same items during your move. To be safe, think about obtaining moving insurance. This type of insurance will not only cover loss, but also breakage as long as the moving company does your packing.

4. Read Your Contract

While it might seem like common sense, many people never read their moving contract. Inspect your contract carefully, then keep a copy of it in the event that something goes wrong. If it doesn’t say precisely what you were told by the movers, or if something sounds fishy, stop and ask questions until you’re satisfied. There are moving company scams out there, and a simple reading of your contract can help you avoid them.

5. Consider the Timing of Your Move

Depending on the time of year, your move might end up more expensive. Winter moves tend not to be as pricy, since companies aren’t generally as busy during this time. Ask about a company’s slowest periods of the year, and if you can move during those months, it will be easier on not only your pocketbook but the stress level of everyone involved.

6. Maintain Your Schedule

After your belongings have been loaded up, make sure to stick to the date you’re supposed to move into your new home. If the date is delayed, you could end up with extra fees or be forced to put your items into storage – both will cost you quite a bit of money.

7. Check for Damage and Loss

As your belongings are being delivered, check them off the inventory sheet. Open boxes containing items that can be broken or damaged and verify that they are still in the condition you packed them away in. The moving company is responsible for any lost or damaged belongings, so make sure that you hold them to it.

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What to Do first after you have moved

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You may think that once the movers have come and gone from your new place the hard work is over, unless you hire a full service moving company that will do the unpacking. But that’s not the case for many people that move. There are many things you still have to do, but certain things need to be done first.

Check your space before unpacking

The very first thing you need to do once you are moved into your new place is to check the space to make sure it is in the same condition as the last time you saw it. Hopefully, you took pictures during your final walk through, and you should compare them to what you see in your space now. If you see anything that seems different, such as damage that wasn’t there before or missing fixtures, you should document the changes and let your landlord or real estate agent know right away.

Unpack your boxes

After a long day of moving, you might be tempted to just leave everything as is and tackle it after a good night’s sleep. That’s not a good idea. You need to immediately unpack everything to be sure all of your possessions are there and that they have not been damaged. If you were smart, you labeled your boxes so you know where everything is.

Set up utilities and make sure they work

If you didn’t get all your utilities set up before you moved in, you will want to do that as soon as possible, especially essentials such as electricity and gas. Assuming your utilities are already set up, you want to check as soon as possible to make sure they work. Make sure all light switches work and plug electronics into outlets to make sure those work as well. You also want to plug devices into cable and phone outlets to make sure your cables, phone and Internet services work.

Buy essentials

Once you’ve unpacked and checked that your utilities work, it’s time to hit the store to buy any essentials you didn’t bring with you. Though you can hit a fast food restaurant for dinner, it makes sense to go to a grocery store to get essential food and toiletry items that you will need in your first couple of days in your new place.

Scope out your neighborhood

Another important thing to do shortly after you move into your new place in NY is to investigate the surrounding neighborhood. You should try to meet your neighbors and introduce yourself. Also walk a few blocks in all directions to see what the neighborhood is like and what amenities such as parks are nearby. Additional things you want to look for are access to public transportation and whether you are within walking distance to gyms, restaurants, a post office and other services.

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Student Moving Tips

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Imperial Moving values our students. Face it, being a student is no easy task. Calculus, advanced economics, philosophy discourse and thesis papers are great tasks leading to a very big achievement. Half of what it takes to be a student is based on preparation, hard work and dedication. And in the end, knowing your material and studying it in order to excel when you need to is imperative. These characteristics build trust, integrity and value. At Imperial Moving, we value our students because we identify similarities in our desire to achieve worthwhile goals. That’s why we offer support and services as a moving company. In this way students can get to what is most important more quickly: that’s their goals. Since we’ve moved many students in the past, we have some quick tips to expedite this process. In the end you’ll save money, time and energy.

 

 

Study Packing

 

Packing for a move is half the battle! A well-organized box is like a well-organized desk. All your tools and resources are there when you need them most. To pack a good box, first, try to think in terms of grouping. Try to fit items of similar sizes together. This will of course save space and assist your memory. After grouping similar sized items. Think about using protective materials like bubble wrap and foam peanuts to keep items safe. Make certain that the box is not over 40lbs. If you’re in the clear, use shirts clothing or non-sensitive materials to fill in the gaps. This will make certain that the structure of the box maintains its integrity. To seal the box, use high-quality box or packing tape; label it with an extensive not on its contents if you have to and be sure to discern if it’s fragile or otherwise. If you’re worried about packing. Let us help. Imperial Moving has studied packing pretty well to this point. We can move you in no time.

 

 

Procrastination

 

Prevent yourself, at all costs, from finishing Dexter, The Walking Dead or re-watching Friends. If there was a reason why your term paper didn’t turn out so hot, it might have been because you didn’t spend ample time structuring your argument, perfecting your rhetoric and syntax. The sooner you begin to organize your move the sooner you’ll be able to accomplish a better grade for the move; and, the sooner you’ll be pleased with the success of the experience.

 

Fraternity

 

Even if you’re not the fraternity or sorority type, when you arrive at your destination, ask for help. Students are everywhere and most of them should want you to succeed as their peers. Theirs no harm in wanting help to set up a dresser, bookshelf or bed if you can’t do it yourself. Or, just ask Imperial Moving. We’re used to this sort of thing.

 

Security Box

 

Pack a box of essentials. These are things you can’t do without. For example: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and other toiletries; perhaps another pair of clothing some pens, paper and a book— after all, you’re a student.

 

Imperial Moving likes to see our students succeed. Have a question about student moving? Ask us! We’re here for you every step of the way to ensure your move goes better than planned.

 

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