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Clearly communicating with your Sorensen relocation specialist is essential to ensuring a seamless move. In fact, we’re not sure it’s possible to overshare when it comes to moving. Below are a few things to consider when planning your move with your relocation specialist.
- Share All Important Information About Your Move
Be prepared to answer a lot of questions when you schedule a meeting with your moving rep to discuss logistics for both properties. Most moving companies are willing to assess moving logistics and provide a moving estimate free of charge. Keep in mind, if you’re moving across the country, your moving specialist will need to ask you a lot of questions over the phone and may even require photos or video, so they can more accurately gather information about your needs.
- Keep Your Moving Inventory Up-To-Date
Your initial meeting will conclude with a household moving inventory sheet and estimate. This moving inventory is given to the driver who usually will not accept additional items onto the truck unless they are approved prior to moving day. If you change your mind about moving any items, especially appliances, contact your moving representative as soon as possible. If you don’t communicate changes in your inventory, a driver may refuse items that are not on the list.
- Give Reliable Contact Information
Make sure your moving company has your current contact information, your spouse’s contact info and the contact information of someone you trust, such as a parent or neighbor. If your delivery driver cannot contact you or someone on file the day of the move, the company may be forced to put your items into storage. This unfortunate occurrence is easily avoidable, so remember to keep your moving company updated with changes or give them multiple phone numbers.
- Don’t be Afraid to Speak Up
Just like your moving specialist, you will want the most information possible! Ask questions about what to expect moving forward in the process. Schedule more meetings if you feel you need to and solidify dates if you can. Ask your moving company about truck tracking, moving insurance, and how they will protect and package your belongings.
Lastly, make sure to discuss your expectations and any special requests you may have with your relocation specialist prior to committing to avoid any surprises or unforeseen challenges that might cost you and the moving company unnecessary angst.
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