Day: November 4, 2019

Tips for your move

Tips for your move

From all our years of experience we have compiled some tips to facilitate your move:

The day of the move:

  1. Try not to keep backup copies of information from your computer equipment near magnetic objects, because this would cause the deterioration of the copies and the loss of information.
  2. Once the employees have arrived at your home, demand the identification of the manager, as it will be your reference during the entire move.
  3. In all packaged goods must contain the content as well as where it comes from (room, kitchen, living room, …).
  4. In the new home, all the belongings must be placed in the places you indicate.
  5. A person must attend the move. Remember that you have the right, at least, to one day off at work for moving the home.
  6. Most companies charge cash and in cash, keep it in mind.

Before the move:

  1. Trust professionals and always look for a specialized company that offers you a guarantee. Be wary of very cheap moves. Quality, service and efficiency come at a price. The budget always has to be in writing. Any other means is only informative.
  2. Request a free visit to your home to evaluate the conditions of the move and prepare a detailed budget.
  3. In the usual budgets are not included drills, carpentry, electrical installations or plumbing, consult it before.
  4. Check that the removal company is legally constituted. Ask for an approved budget.
  5. If the goods go to a furniture repository, make sure that you are going to make a furniture storage contract and a detailed inventory of the things you are going to put into it. The payment is usually by direct debit. If you have valuable items (works of art, jewelry, valuable figures, etc.), please mention it, normally this type of pieces are not included in the usual insurance of removals, you should hire a special insurance. Request reference rates. Avoid being charged arbitrarily. You decide the form of the budget, closed, or pay strictly what you consume (case of packaging) Move yourself, and whenever possible, very fragile objects and those of more economic or emotional value. If it can not be, expressly communicate it.
  6. If you are leaving part of your belongings in a furniture repository, demand a deposit contract.
  7. Avoid worries: plan your move in time. Specify the days in which the details will be made and organized personally.
  8. The local moves are usually made in one day, the national ones in 2 or 3. Keep this in mind to make your planning.

After the move:

  1. First, check the status of the objects, if you discover broken items in the presence of the operators leave them and give the manager a list. Ask him to sign the document and call the company to report the incident.
  2. If you detect damage after the people responsible for the move have left, call the company immediately. Remember, you have 24 hours. For packed objects, not visible are given 5 business days.
  3. Demand the invoice, this is the only valid document that justifies the completion of the service.

Packing on your own:

  1. If you clean the objects before packing, you will save work when distributing them to your new location.
  2. Fill the boxes so that the objects do not bounce inside.
  3. Protect crockery and glassware by wrapping each piece with protective paper or plastic.
  4. Place the books horizontally so that the corners are not damaged.
  5. Take advantage of the move to get rid of unnecessary utensils and objects.
  6. Try as much as possible to plan the distribution of furniture in your new home, you will save a lot of time.

A budget should include:

  1. Address of the load.
  2. Content of the service.
  3. Information about insurance.
  4. Packing material.