Get All Your Moving Questions Answered
Whether you’re looking to make a small move across town or a major international move, it’s normal to have lots of questions about the moving process. Fortunately, All Points of Texas is here to help residents of the DFW, San Antonio or Houston and beyond. Our team of office movers, warehouse specialists, and home movers are ready to give you a streamlined, stress-free experience. We want to make sure all your questions are answered before the moving date, so we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions below.
When Is the Best Time to Move?
Most moving companies hit peak business in the summer, between May and September. However, if you don’t want to move during the sweltering Texas summer, you might consider moving a little earlier or later in the year. Whenever you choose to move, try to provide your movers with about five days to load your belongings.
When Should I Begin Looking for Cost Estimates?
It’s never too early to start exploring your options! We recommend reaching out to moving companies no later than six weeks in advance of your projected move date. This timeframe allows you plenty of chances to contact different companies and compare cost estimates. However, if you plan to move in the busy summer months, you may want to contact companies a little earlier. Here’s our guide to choosing the right moving company
When Should I Start Packing?
Whether you’re moving your house or embarking on corporate relocation, packing is always the most time-consuming part. We typically suggest that our clients begin packing up their belongings about three weeks before the move date. This allows you plenty of time to pack your items securely, label boxes, and create an inventory of your shipment. While packing is a pain, starting early will save you a headache in the long run.
What Room Should I Pack First?
Which room you pack first is entirely up to you. Most of our customers choose to pack up storage spaces, such as the basement or attic. No matter where you start, box up the things you don’t use first. This might include seasonal items such as winter coats, sports gear, and decorations. Check out our moving checklist for a specific plan on how to move.
Can I Move My Plants?
If you have plants that you want to move to your new home or office, we recommend transporting those yourself. Our trucks and trailers are typically quite hot, especially if you’re moving in the summer. Unfortunately, plants may begin to wilt and wither after some time in our trailers. If you’re moving across states, be sure to check your new state’s regulations for transporting non-native plants.
How Do I Prepare Appliances for Transport?
Washers, dryers, refrigerators, and other appliances are expensive, so it only makes sense that many people want to take these things with them in a move. To prepare your appliances for our movers, be sure to disconnect each appliance and get a stabilizer for your washer. As always, our movers will be happy to let you know if there’s more you need to do to prepare.
Can I Move Jewelry and Other Valuables?
If you plan to load jewelry and valuable possessions, be sure to let us know beforehand. This way, we can take care of any documentation concerning liability. While we’re happy to move these items for you, we often recommend our customers move extremely valuable items themselves.
What Is a Binding Estimate?
A binding estimate is a document that states the exact cost of your requested moving services. You can still request additional services, but their cost will be added to the price specified in the binding estimate.
What About a Non-Binding Estimate?
If you opt for a non-binding estimate, you will be charged based on the weight of your shipment. Our team can provide you with more information on the specific prices for each weight range. Should you need more moving services, those costs will be added to the price stated in the estimate.
What Is the 100% Provision/Rule?
The 100% Provision/Rule concerns the non-binding estimate. If the final bill exceeds the amount stated in the estimate, your move will deliver your items upon payment of the estimated cost plus another 10% of that amount. After that, your balance will be deferred for up to 30 days.
Have More Questions? Let Us Know!
The team at our long-distance moving company has years of experience, and we’re happy to address all your concerns. Please let us know if you have a question that wasn’t answered above. We’re dedicated to your peace of mind, and we know that moving can come with plenty of “what-ifs.” We have locations in Houston, San Antonio, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth, all staffed with friendly professionals ready to help you. Contact us today for more information on our services.