Being prepared and planning in advance can help make the process of packing and moving go smoothly. The first step is deciding the level of service you want from home transport companies.
There are several levels of service to choose from. Full-service moving companies will take care of the entire process of loading, moving and unloading your belongings. Self-pack movers will move your belongings, but you must take care of loading and unloading on your own. Self-service means that you will rent a lorry and complete the entire moving process on your own.
When you have decided the type of home transport service you want, create a listing on uShip. Include all the details to attract capable carriers to bid on your home transport. When you find a carrier who can accommodate your schedule and budget, look at their profile, reviews, feedback and insurance information. Finally, choose a carrier you are comfortable with and accept their bid.
Communicate with your transporting company to be fully prepared on the scheduled day.
Use moving time to sort out, donate, recycle or sell items you no longer need.
Provide your carrier with an accurate estimate of the amount of your belongings that you will be moving. This way, they will send the right size vehicle for the job and keep the process moving along smoothly.
Work with your carrier to set a proper moving date before you have accepted your bid. Keep your transport company informed of all date changes.
Read our Safe Shipping Guide to learn more about safely transporting your belongings.
Keep essential paperwork with you during the move. You may need to refer to them, so keeping them close by is a good idea. Having them in your own care will also keep these valuable papers safe.
If possible, make arrangements for your children and pets so that you can focus on your move.