Check out our moving checklist for a play-by-play.
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As they say, there’s no “I” in “TEAM.” And when it comes to moving, you’re going to need a great group to win. Instead of doing it all yourself, contact us and work together to move out of your old home or office, and into your new home or office.
Check out our moving checklist for a play-by-play.
The problem with trying to save money on relocating is that you could fall into the hands of a cheap but unethical mover. Ever since the moving industry was deregulated in the mid 90's and federal oversight was reduced, it’s been easier for fly-by-night companies to get into the business and sometimes round up customers in very unprofessional ways.
One tactic is to quote you a temptingly low price. Once the movers get your stuff onto the truck and weighed at an off-site center, they tell you that the move is actually going to cost much more. When I was moving from house to house in Cincinnati Ohio one time, I ended up paying almost two times as much as the gentleman on the phone told me the move would cost.
I didn’t put up much of a fight, but they say that if you don’t agree to pay, the movers might refuse to deliver your things or threaten to sell them to make up for the loss in income.
One way to begin finding a trustworthy mover is to ask friends, family, online email groups, or your local real estate agent for recommendations. So, just remember
1) Research your mover
2) Get your quote in writing
3) At the initial booking call - ask questions. such as, How do you charge? - by mileage?, weight?, hourly?
Please don't get caught up in the low low price temptation by a fly by night company. Protect yourself & your precious belonging's.
Choosing a mover isn't always easy. We welcome you if you are new to the area. We also encourage you to check our reviews. We are a top rated moving company in the Cincinnati area. We always put our customers needs first. We understand that your moving day is important, and you are stressed over the whole idea. Our office and moving staff are committed to make your day go smooth. We call to confirm your appointment the night before and the morning of your move. Our crews are very knowledgeable of the entire moving process. We do everything we can to make sure your home is able to be lived in & utilized that night. Recommendations are very important to us. We have a very high retention rate of return customers. When a customer gives our name to friends or family, we take that very seriously. We know you are putting your name on the line for us. We have done thousands of moves, a lot of those moves are due to referrals from satisfied customers. Our standard level of service is very consistent. We want you to know what to expect every time. All of our staff go through the same training process several times throughout the course of the year, so they stay very sharp. All of these steps are more than what most companies go through. We put the extra effort into the little things, and that makes everything work out better in the long run.
The process of moving your home consists of a great deal of move related tasks whose timely and successful completion pre-determines how your entire move will play out!
Yes, the relocation process is all about impeccable organization of the various jobs you are expected to take care of, and as you know by now, each stage has its signature task of importance, finding a top rated moving company during the initial orientation period, packing up your home for a move during the preparation period, and of course – unpacking and organizing after your move during the final stage of your relocation adventure.
Hopefully, you will have had a smooth residential move with no serious problems of any kind. And then, the moment your professional movers or your - helpers (aka your friends) leave you with mountain-like piles and stacks of cardboard boxes filled to the brim with all sorts of items, it’s time to turn your attention to another unwelcoming but must-do marathon – unpacking!
Learn the best way to unpack after moving with the help of expert unpacking and organizing tips that have been proven to work every time.
While the sight of rain or snow clouds might make you worry about the future of your boxes, cardboard is actually
more durable than it looks. As long as your boxes are sealed with packing tape, everything inside should survive
the move. But loose items—like the clothes you planned to leave on the hangers, or your furniture and artwork—won’t
survive the elements as well.
Wayne & Family Moving offers mattress pads (upon request), industrial plastic covers and other items to help you move
in rain, hail or snow. But-if you want to save on moving costs, many household items
will protect your valuables long enough to make a move. For example: Bedding/sheets/covers!
Wrap artwork in plastic wrap to prevent rain or snow from getting into gaps in the frame.
Put a large-sized trash bag around groups of clothes to keep the rain off.
Use heavy blankets and sheets to protect wood furniture.
Prep Your New Home
If you’re moving in-town, head to your new home and prep the area before you start moving. Lay rugs or towels on both
sides of the front door to keep from tracking mud or water onto your floors. If it is cold outside, make sure the
utilities are on so you can turn up the heat as soon as you arrive.
(Prep Your Moving Space)
Line the entryway of your house and the front porch with towels. As you carry boxes and furniture out, you’ll catch
any mud or water from your feet before it causes any damage inside.
Finally, make sure everyone helping in the move is wearing boots or all-weather sneakers. Slippery ground can make it
dangerous when carrying cumbersome boxes and furniture.
1) Choose your new home. It will help you decide further on what to pack, what area is suitable for a job (and school) search, what sort of utility changes you will have to make, etc. Knowing the size of your home and the floor plan will help you determine how much space you have and where to position furniture. Having a neighborhood on your mind, could narrow down your job search, if you don’t want to travel far from home. And finally, utility companies function only within certain
states so you may have to switch to a new company for a service or two.
2) Make a list with the items to be moved. It may sound tiresome and futile, but when you ask for a moving cost estimate, this is exactly what the moving company will want from you as well. How else would they be able to determine the cost of your move and how much time it could take? An inventory list could also be helpful to you in order to determine how much and what sort of packing materials you will need, as well as how much time approximately it could take, if you will be
doing the packing yourself. Also, prepare an open-first box.
3) Set a moving date. Once you have where to go, arrange (it is possible to do it with a moving company) when to relocate. When you move into a new home, the whole experience could be much easier if you have reliable movers by your side to help you and support you. Besides, you don’t need to choose the highest possible quote – movers have different rates and an average estimate could mean a professional moving company you could rely on.
4) If you have budget restrictions, avoid holidays, weekends and summer months when more people move and relocation costs could go higher with 20%. These times may be more convenient for you to use, but could cost you more money. Here are more ways to save money when moving, if you wish to spend less on your relocation.
5) Organize the home cleaning. You could hire a cleaning company for your new house or flat, or do it yourself, whichever you prefer. Still, a move could be quite tiresome and having someone to do the cleaning could come out to be a relief for you. Imagine having to unpack a whole lot of bags and boxes and not being able to do it because your home needs a good
We had a great year in 2015. We would like to say a very big "THANK YOU" to everyone that allowed & trusted our company in to their lives. We've been moving you for the last 25 years and would like nothing more than to be here for you another 100 years. As we start a new year we want everyone to know, we would not be here if it weren't for each and everyone that made the right choice when calling us. So again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH... Have a great new years and most importantly... Happy moving!!
Our warmest regards,
When using a moving company, (proceed with caution)-as your personal belongings are your life. Ask questions pertaining to their credibility.
I have 42 yrs. experience in the moving industry. I am the owner of Wayne & Family Moving, and enjoy working on the jobs even to this day. I enjoy going to church and spending time with my wife & grandson Tommy.
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I have 23 years experience in the moving industry. I've personally learned all of the ins & outs to this profession over the years, and absolutely love what I do.