Take a moment and check out these common questions for additional help along the way. Let us help you keep your move running smoothly!
WHAT SHOULD I KEEP WITH ME ON MY MOVING DAY?
The Essentials for daily living…Some examples are snacks, toilet paper, paper towel, phone chargers, a change of clothes, toothbrush/toothpaste, and your kids’ favorite toys. Additionally, medications, important paperwork (e.g., birth certificates and social security cards), and anything highly valuable or sentimental (jewelry, credit cards, bank account information, etc.) should be set aside. On your moving day, place these essential items in a box or bag that you’ll carry with you to your new home.
WHEN DO I NEED AN IN-HOME MOVING ESTIMATE?
Generally speaking, most moving companies can give you an estimate over the phone. In some cases, movers may need to visit your home in person to give you an accurate quote. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may need an in-home estimate:
Is your home 1,500 square feet or larger?
Do you have any large or bulky items (e.g., pool tables, gunsafes or pianos) that may be difficult to move safely and securely?
Does your home have any narrow hallways, doorways, or stairways that furniture cannot fit through?
Will movers have difficulty parking a 26 ft. truck close to your home?
Will they have a long walk?
Are you moving out of state?
WHAT’S THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO PACK A HOUSE?
Give yourself enough time to pack carefully without feeling overwhelmed.
Try and purchase your packing materials prior to pack day to allow for a smooth transition.
Decide the order in which you’ll be packing up your home. The most common way is to pack up each room separately.
Begin packing the room in your home that gets the least amount of use.
Save essentials for last. Keep those in a designated area until move day.
If you don’t have time to pack yourself, you can hire professionals. Most moving companies offer packing services as well.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP MY MOVERS?
Tips are completely up to you. What ever you feel is adequate for the job that was completed. Our moving specialist are trained to never ask or hint for tips from customers, they are allowed to accept tips should customers feel inclined for the hard work they received.
HOW DO I MEASURE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF A ROOM?
Use a tape measure to measure the length and width of the room. Be sure to clear objects out of the way to get the most accurate estimate.
Then multiply the length of the room by the width of the room. This will determine the square footage of the room.
You can also measure the area of the room using your own two feet.
Measure the length of your foot with a ruler.
Pace off the length of the room stepping heel to toe. If you need to, you can use the wall for support.
Multiply the number of steps by the length of your foot.
Divide that number by 12 to get the approximate number of feet from wall to wall.
Repeats steps 2 – 4 to measure the width of the room.
Then multiply the length of the room by the width of the room. This will determine the square footage of the room
HOW DO I PICK THE RIGHT MOVER?
First you create a list of local moving companies.
Get a quote from each mover. Make sure to get moving quotes directly from a company’s official website or phone number. Working with movers directly cuts out any middlemen and will result in the lowest price.
Get a feel for each moving company’s reputation by reading reviews.
Ask whether each company is licensed and insured.
Determine how each mover’s schedule works and whether your delivery date is guaranteed? Will the same person who loads up your belongings transport and unload them as well? Are they full time employees that are back ground checked?
Make sure you’re comfortable with how each mover charges, their cancellation policy, and whether or not a deposit is required.
Compare the rates and the Company’s reputation and choose the one that best fits your need.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DOES COPPERSTATE MOVING ACCEPT?
Cash, Cashier Check, Check, Debit or Credit Card. All major credit cards are accepted.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY ADDRESS?
You can change your address with the US Post Office online.