Moving and Storage Tips for Large Families
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Moving and Storage Tips for Large Families

While I am the stay-at-home mother of six beautiful children, my husband works in a field that requires us to move frequently. The first time we had to move, it was just the two of us, and while it seemed stressful at the time, that ended up being the "easy" move! As our family has grown, the moving process has become much more time-intensive, and I learned that if I don't create a moving "to-do" list and go through it step by step, I forget to get important things done before we move. I know there are other families of all sizes out there facing moves soon, so I thought I would make a blog to share my moving and storage tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often, especially if you are moving in the near future!

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Furniture Purchases And Rearrangement: Get Professional Help If You Can't Lift On Your Own

Liam Morales

If you are purchasing a lot of items from one store and you need to have furniture not only picked up and delivered from that location, but you also need the furniture in your house moved around, there are services to help. Finding the right service provider at the right price will be what you need to arrange. 

Talk with a few different furniture movers to find out what service provider can get you in, and what the cost is going to be. Here are some of the things that you want to inquire about.

How the Service Charges

There are many ways that the moving company may want you to pay. This could include:

  • Price per item
  • Cost for each stop
  • Wages by the hour
  • Each mile driven
  • Number of drivers

You will have to let them know how many pieces you want picked up from the new furniture store, and then how many pieces you want moved around your living space now. They will take the locations, consider the weight of the items, and determine how long the project is going to take, and then give you a quote.

Is the Company Insured

You should first make sure that the company you are considering using has its own insurance. This isn't just insurance to protect the items you purchased. This also includes:

  • Liability insurance for their own moving employees
  • Insurance for accidents that could occur on the road or at your house
  • Coverage for the value of the items they are picking up from the store
  • Coverage for a property that might get damaged in the move, such as damaging a wall or wood floor

You don't want one of their employees getting hurt on the job, or driving the truck into another vehicle on the road, and then you are the one with a lawsuit on your hands because someone is suing you as the responsible party.

If you don't have the equipment, time, or the strength to move heavy and large items, take the time to find a moving company that can move and arrange all the furniture for you. You would have to pay a delivery fee from the company you purchased the pieces from, if you have other furniture that needs moved around and placed around the house, you should just find one service provider and have everything done at once. The professionals can get this all done quickly and you'll just want to look at the rates of the different companies.


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