Keep with you anything you or your family will use on the day of your move with you. Common items include snacks, toilet paper, paper towel, phone chargers, a change of clothes, toothbrush/toothpaste, and your kids’ favorite toys. Additionally, medications, important paperwork (e.g., birth certificates and social security cards), and anything highly valuable or sentimental (jewelry, credit cards, bank account information, etc.) should be set aside. On your moving day, place these essential items in a box or bag that you’ll carry with you to your new home.
  1. Create a list of local moving companies you plan to research.
  2. Get a quote from each mover. Make sure to get moving quotes directly from a company’s official website or phone number. Working with movers directly cuts out any middlemen and will result in the lowest price.
  3. Get a feel for each moving company’s reputation by reading reviews from real customers.
  4. Ask whether each company is licensed and how they’re insured.
  5. Determine how each mover’s schedule works. Is your delivery date guaranteed? Will the same person who loads up your belongings transport and unload them as well?
  6. Make sure you’re comfortable with how each mover charges, their cancellation policy, and whether or not a deposit is required.
  7. Choose whichever company best fits your move; everyone’s needs are different.
Generally, moving companies can give you an estimate over the phone. In some cases, movers may need to visit your home in person to give you an accurate quote. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may need an in-home estimate:
  1. Is your home 1,500 square feet or larger?
  2. Do you have any large or bulky items (e.g., safes or pianos) that may be difficult to move safely and securely?
  3. Does your home have any narrow hallways, doorways, or stairways that furniture cannot fit through?
  4. Will movers have difficulty parking a 26 ft. truck close to your home?
  5. Are you moving out of state?
  1. Use a tape measure to measure the length and width of the room. In order to get the most accurate measurement, be sure to clear objects out of the way.
  2. To determine square footage, multiply the length of the room by the width of the room.
      If a tape measure is not available, you can also measure the area of the room using your own two feet.
    1. Measure the length of your foot with a ruler.
    2. Pace off the length of the room stepping heel to toe. If you need to, you can use the wall for support.
    3. Multiply the number of steps by the length of your foot.
    4. Divide that number by 12 to get the approximate number of feet from wall to wall.
    5. Repeats steps 2 – 4 to measure the width of the room.
    6. To determine the square footage, multiply the length of the room by the width of the room.
  1. Block off time in the days before your move to pack. Give yourself enough time to pack carefully without feeling overly stressed out.
  2. Decide the order in which you’ll be packing up your home. The most common way is to pack up each room separately.
  3. Begin packing the room in your home that gets the least amount of use.
  4. Save essentials for last. You won’t want to pack items you use daily, such as a toothbrush, until the last moment possible.
  5. If you don’t have time to pack yourself, you can hire professionals. Most moving companies offer packing services as well.
With many years of experience in the moving industry, we are well equipped to handle any move situation. From local to long-distance moves, business and in-home moving, packing services, and storage solutions – we are able to take the stress out of your move, and get you where you need to go. We have a 96 percent customer referral rate across our system, proving we truly are the “Movers Who Care®”!
Although our movers are trained to never ask or hint for tips from customers, they are allowed to accept tips should customers feel inclined for the hard work they received. In terms of what to tip the movers, we encourage customers to tip whatever they feel is necessary for the job that was completed.
Although our move teams do everything they can to prevent damages — including padding and stretch wrapping furniture and other delicate pieces, unfortunately damages can still occur. If during your move, or following your move, you notice damage to an item, your home, or business, we ask that you contact your local RYDER MOVERS INDIA PVT LTD franchise office as soon as possible with information to begin the claims process. They will explain their process and next steps for working toward a resolution. Each state is regulated and have their own requirements for how damages are resolved, and our franchises work within those guidelines to ensure damages are taken care of. To speed up the process, we ask customers to be prepared with information regarding their damaged piece. We will typically ask the make and model or manufacturer’s name of the item. In some cases, a franchise may request photos of the damage. Keep in mind, RYDER MOVERS INDIA PVT LTD does not sell insurance, but does offer additional coverage through valuation. RYDER MOVERS INDIA PVT LTD has a 96% referral rate which is a reflection of our efforts to provide customers with the best possible experience and this extends into the claims process.
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