Moving Tips

Preparing To Move? Trust Our Moving Company!

Moving can be a stressful situation. Not only do you have to worry about getting acquainted to a new area, but you also have to worry about the safe and responsible transportation of your belongings. If you’re working with Houston Affordable Movers, we have some frequently asked questions with corresponding answers below to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.

A: The best time to move is generally the summer. Most people and companies choose to relocate in the summer. As a result, we are busier during the summer seasons. We recommend you plan your move during the fall and winter to avoid the heat and obtain the best pricing and availability. If you must make your move during the summer, then schedule your move for the middle of the month when it’s not that busy and moving rates are generally lower.

A: We recommend scheduling your move as far in advance as you can. The farther out you can plan your move, the greater the availability you will have in choosing a date and time that is convenient for you. A general rule of thumb is to contact us no later than two weeks in advance of your desired move date. We realize advanced planning is not always possible, and we do our best to accommodate last-minute customers as well.

A: Focus on packing, instead of moving. Smaller items and moving boxes can be moved very quickly by professional movers. Don’t spend time trying to move these items yourself. Rather, focus on packing boxes, so when the movers arrive, you are 100% ready.

A: Choose a simple labeling system (i.e. MBR for Master Bedroom) and make sure that all of your boxes are clearly marked. Boxes should be labeled on the top and 3 sides. Your movers will work closely with you at the destination to make sure everything ends up where you want it.

A: When the cabinets are made of metal or plastic, 2-drawer filing cabinets can be left full. The top two drawers of a 4-drawer cabinet need to be emptied. All lateral file cabinets need to be completely emptied. All drawers need to be emptied in wooden cabinets.

A: It is generally fine to leave linens in drawers during the move. Be sure to remove anything from the drawers than may roll around or shift during transport, as this can cause damage. If the dresser or drawer unit is particularly large, it is best to at least partially empty it.

A: You should make certain that your dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, and dryer are empty. Additionally, movers are not trained electricians or plumbers – you need to arrange for the appropriate professional to disconnect your washer, lighting/chandeliers, and refrigerator from any electric and/or water connection. Most importantly, movers are not licensed to disconnect gas, which powers many dryers and ovens.

A: Plants can be moved on local moves if properly packed/prepared, but we cannot guarantee the safe transport of live plants, which can be traumatized by motion or temperature extremes inside the moving truck. We cannot transport live plants on long-distance moves.

A: Houston Affordable Movers, as well as all licensed movers, will not move hazardous or combustible items such as propane tanks, firearms, paint, and aerosols, as the temperature in the truck could cause these items to ignite or explode.

Still have questions or concerns regarding your move with Houston Affordable Movers? Contact us today and we will be happy to assist you. Our moving company is happy to assist with both your commercial and residential moving needs in Cypress, Spring, and Houston, TX!

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