Moving and packing for residential use – FAQs on Packing and Moving

Posted by Shay A

Moving is not an easy task. If you’re thinking about relocating, there’s a good chance you’ve gathered several questions regarding the procedure. Even if you’re confident that you’re in the know about the process, there’s always a nagging question that will surely pop up at some point. 

We, at OCD Moving Services, have helped people move across the United States and across the globe. To assist you in deciding of your move, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about moving. Are you included on our list?

When is the ideal time to move?

If you decide the date for your move, you should be sure to avoid moving at the close of the month during summer and during the holidays at the end of the year. Many people choose these times, making them very popular. 

If you don’t have the option of choosing the time to move, then move to the time that works most effectively for you! We ensure to be at your service no matter at what time you plan to move.

How do movers determine the cost of my move?

Many factors determine the cost of your move. Based on the type of service you choose and the size of the move, these variables could include:

  • Total weight of the goods that are being transported
  • Transportation distance
  • Cost of additional insurance coverage
  • Number of movers needed to accomplish the job
  • Charges for moving, in the event of a local move

In the absence of a formal estimate, the total price of your move is not precisely calculated until the items are packed and put on the trucks.

What does “Items with Extraordinary Value” Mean?

In the context of moving, “extraordinary value” refers to all items that have the value of over $100. For purposes of insurance, you should declare these items on an appropriate inventory form that we’ll send you. Items that fall into “extraordinary value” category include:

  • Art
  • Furs
  • Antiques
  • Jewelry
  • Silverware and Fine china

If you’re planning to move numerous items that are of exceptional worth, it might be in the best interest of you to buy additional moving insurance. Also, if your possessions are damaged during transportation, the standard insurance for moving may not be able to cover the entire worth of your belongings. If you don’t have adequate insurance, then you’ll be financially responsible for any damages that occur.

What can you do to protect my home and furniture during the moving process?

OCD Moving Services’ trained and experienced crew pads furniture with a durable stretch wrap. It protects the furniture but allows the furniture to breathe. We also pad and secure important areas like flooring, carpets, doors, woodwork, banisters and door jambs.

What should I do with my things if I’m not able to move in immediately?

If you’ve moved out of your home or breached the lease, but are unable to transfer your belongings into your new home, our storage solutions can be a good alternative. We provide both short and long-term storage solutions with storage-in-transit containers, and regular surveillance of security. We also conduct periodic inspections of inventory to ensure that your possessions are secure as well as clean when they’re under our care.

What happens when a truck has a breakdown or the driver is sick?

Don’t worry. Another truck or crew with a trained and/or skilled crew will arrive soon, wherever and when you’ll need them.

Will my insurance cover my belongings during the move?

The majority of homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover household items when a moving company transports. Be sure to protect yourself and learn the valuation choices. 

How Can I Transfer My Plants?

Certain states ban the introduction of non-native plants which is why, before moving make sure you check local and state regulations on transportation of foliage. If the new place you’re moving to permits the import of foreign foliage, you’ll have to arrange for transportation for your plants in your home, as we can’t take any responsibility for the safety or health of the plants you have purchased during the relocation.

Moving plants into the back of a truck could expose them to severe temperature fluctuations, insufficient water and insufficient sunlight, which could result in poor health. If you’re planning to move a large distance, you might want to think about transporting your plants using proper packaging materials. For smaller distances, it’s possible to safely transport your houseplants at the rear of your car.

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