Before Your Move
Take full advantage of the time you have.
As soon as you know you’re moving we suggest starting the planning process. You’ll save yourself stress and worry by planning your move as far in advance as possible.
We truly believe that moving can be an exciting process if it is planned and executed well. As soon as you know you’re moving it is important to ask the following questions.
When is the best time to move?
Did you know that it costs less to move in the winter than in the summer? It’s all a matter of supply and demand, so if you have any flexibility at all, it is wise to plan your relocation date in the off season.
High season for moving is May through September. And if you have to move in the summer, moving mid-month is also a better bet as closings, rents and leases tend to begin or end on the 1st of each month naturally making it a more popular time to move.
What are my rights as a mover?
As a consumer, you have a host of rights when it comes to moves of all kinds, especially those that are long distance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that your national mover provides you with these two helpful documents: “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move,” and “Ready to Move?”. Both of these documents will give you insights into the best ways to work with professional movers.
How much packing should I do myself?
A big part of fully comprehensive moving services is packing services. Most professional packers and movers provide varying degrees of packing for you. By using Exodus, you’ll get to experience packing at its very best. Our professional packers are painstaking about wrapping- finding the optimum way to protect your belongings is their profession.
We are also happy to move boxes you’ve packed yourself but it is important to remember that self packing can affect your valuation coverage. PBO or “Packed by Owner” is a condition on which you cannot place valuation coverage on as it is impossible for any moving company to insure the safety of that which it has not packed itself. These boxes can only be covered by the minimum insurance requirement or “released value” which pays 60 cents per pound per item.
When should I start packing?
Many people fall into the trap of thinking they own less than they actually do. Think you don’t have “that much stuff?” Even if you’ll have a professional packer do the bulk of the work, starting to pull things out of closets far in advance will give you a better idea of the work that will be involved in packing and, later, unpacking. Now is a great time to do some Spring Cleaning regardless of the season.
Should I customize a standard moving to do checklist?
Whether you’re moving away from or moving to Colorado, a relocation checklist will help you to avoid feeling overwhelmed and give you a step by step approach to prepare for your move. Personalize this moving list by filling in exact dates and phone numbers. Also cross off items that don’t apply and add any steps that may be particular to you or your family. We then recommend that you transfer this list to your home calendar so that everyone involved in the move will have access to it.