New Jersey Moving Tips
When planning your residential move, adequate preparation ahead of time can make for a smooth, seamless relocation process. To help you prepare for moving day, Booth Movers has put together a list of some of important moving tips in New Jersey to avoid any unforeseen delays or expenses with your move!
Work with a Qualified Moving Provider
Moving can be a stressful process, and you need to ensure that you are working with a provider that is a professional in the industry. Beware of unlicensed movers! All moves within the state of New Jersey must be performed by a state licensed mover, and interstate movers are required to have an I.C.C. or D.O.T. license from the Federal government.
Do your research before choosing a provider that best suits your relocation needs. It is always a good idea to obtain a written estimate before relocation and find out about any additional charges and their insurance coverage.
Once you have made the decision to move and chosen a provider, it is time to pick a moving date. The sooner you contact your moving provider the better, as certain times throughout the year can quickly fill up their schedule.
Moving companies operate on a first-come-first-served basis, so as soon as you know your date, give the company a call for your reservation! Remember, an in-home estimate does not guarantee a moving date and will not act as a reservation!
Consider Insurance Options
When making a household move, it is important to understand the insurance coverage available to you in order to ensure the safety of your belongings. Booth Movers offers comprehensive coverage options for your security – just ask one of our moving specialists for help in determining the option that best suits your needs!
To properly cover the total value of your goods, you must purchase insurance that covers the full value of all the goods being relocated. Jewelry and cash are never covered assets, and all coverage is based upon the depreciated (current) value of the goods.
Although it is one of the most daunting tasks of the moving process, efficiently packing your home is also one of the most important! Any and all packing should be completed before the movers arrive to avoid any delay in the process. Ensure that all cartons are securely closed, kept at a reasonable weight, and clearly labeled with the contents.
To assist the moving crew, empty all large items, such as dressers and file cabinets, before moving day. Certain belongings such as lamps, computers, and pictures should be moved by you or professionally packed by our moving team to be eligible for insurance coverage.
Prepare Your Home
When moving day arrives, preparing your home for your moving crew is essential for a seamless process. Help them out by making sure that pets and plants are moved ahead of time, as they are not allowed to relocate them for you. We also recommend that children stay with relatives or friends during the relocation to avoid the potential of any injury.
Additionally, keep the walkways and stairs of your home clear of any debris and makes sure you have permission from building management if elevators will be involved! As an added courtesy, consider gratuities and refreshments for the moving workers.
By keeping these New Jersey moving tips in mind during your relocation, you are guaranteed to a smoother process in your journey in the transition to your new home!