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What to Do While the Movers do Their Job

Moving day is finally here! As our Los Angeles moving company services help you with your relocation, you may be tempted to keep an eye on everything going on. However, it is always best to stay busy during the move and out of the movers’ way for the safety of yourself and your belongings. If you cannot sit still and want to help our team, there are a variety of things you can do before and during the move that will make things easier for you and us.

Pack and Label Boxes before the Move

To save time, pack as much as you can before the big moving day. Organize and label your boxes, so you know exactly what is in each one. This will not only make it easier to unpack, but it will help our team know exactly where to place each box when we arrive at your new home.

Load Small, Fragile, or Valuable Items in Your Vehicle

Though our team will take the utmost precaution with your items, if you are not willing to take the risk, you can load all of these objects up in your car. This will help keep the stress off the safety of these critical belongings and allows our movers to focus on the heavy lifting.

Provide Refreshments

Moving can be very physically demanding and offering refreshments for the team is a great way to show your appreciation. Small snacks, such as granola bars, can be much appreciated as well. This will help everyone assisting in the move stay hydrated and fueled for the job.

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How to Keep Everything Organized after a Move

The process of moving can be stressful, but there is nothing like that feeling you get once everything is finally unpacked and in its proper place. Those first few days may seem like a dream with everything clean and exactly where it needs to be. Fortunately, it is easy to keep your belongings this well-organized long after move-in has been completed.

If you are generally a messy person, cleaning your entire home in one full session can be overwhelming. Start with small changes first, such as washing the dishes after every meal or tackling one small room instead of the whole house. If you are prone to cluttering and owning much more than you need, handle one room at a time and sell or donate what you can.

Another small way to feel more tidy and organized is to make your bed every morning. It will only take a few minutes out of your morning routine and will leave you feeling more relaxed and confident when getting ready in a neat and tidy space.

One way to keep your home neat and organized is to clean as you go. Instead of ignoring that stack of unread magazines on the coffee table or a blanket messily draped over the armchair, take care of them right away. Organizing and cleaning as you notice these things will help keep your home neater overall and create less work to do during your deep cleaning days.

If you are searching for storage to help with your next relocation, look no further than Pronto Moving & Delivery Service. Contact our team today at (310) 405-0251 to schedule services.

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What to Look for in a Moving Company, Part 2

When searching for a moving company to assist with your next transition, you want to consider a variety of things to ensure you are working with the best company for your needs. Below are a few more tips to utilize when searching for the best full service movers in the area.

  1. Compare Cost and Accessories

Look at what the rates are for moving companies and what it will cost you for your move. Consider what is included in the fees and see if there are perks or extras included. One company may be worth a little extra money spent to make the move easier and less stressful overall.

  1. Consider Logistics

You might be able to get away with a small pull behind trailer, or you may need a full-size truck plus your own personal vehicle to move everything. Another thing to consider is where your route goes and if you will pass through tunnels, under bridges, or through toll booths.

These are just a few helpful tips to keep in mind. The Malibu movers at Pronto Moving & Delivery Service are focused on making your move more enjoyable and a lot less stressful. Call us today at (310) 405-0251 for an estimate and to get started!

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What to Look for in a Moving Company, Part 1

There are many things you will need to consider when looking for a moving company to use for your next big move. Moving companies come in all shapes and sizes, but you need to do your due diligence and make sure you find one that fits your needs and offers the best service for the right price. The following points can help you plan and carry out your search for a Los Angeles moving company with as little stress as possible.

  1. Estimate the Size You Need

The last thing you want to have happen is to start loading the truck and find out it is the wrong size. If you go too small, there is not enough room for everything, but if you go too big, you pay for space you will not use. Ensure the company you are interested in using has the tools necessary to help you estimate the size you will need.

  1. Plan and Book Reservations Early

Booking can fill up surprisingly fast, especially during certain times of the year, so make sure you call around for quotes and see what is available sooner rather than later. You want to book your reservation as soon as you can to ensure you are not stuck with an unreliable company last minute. Make your reservations no less than a few weeks in advance for peace of mind.

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How to Avoid Moving Company Scams

Moving is stressful, but you do not want to add to the stress by making a poor choice and falling victim to a fraud. The best way to avoid scams with moving companies is to do your homework and stay alert during the entire selection process. Here are the main warning signs that you might be talking to a fraud company:

Quick Deals and Phone Deals

Be wary of a company that says they will give you a final price quote guarantee without ever seeing your home and how much you will be transporting. Also, be wary of a moving company that comes to your home, but spends only a few minutes looking around, does not ask many questions, or take good notes on what they will be responsible for.

The Requested Deposit

Reputable movers do not ask for large sums of money to be paid before the move, and they do not demand cash payments for the work. If you pay a moving company a lot of money before the move, you have no advantage or power to ensure they do the job they were hired to do.

When you do pay, whether it is a small down payment or the final payment when all has been delivered safely, pay with a credit card, so you have some fraud protection in place.

The Name Change

Some untrustworthy companies get around being detected by the Better Business Bureau by always using a different name when dealing with people. They rotate names so bad reviews, and scam alerts cannot follow them around. Reputable Malibu moving companies, such as Pronto Moving & Delivery Service, will always answer the phone clearly stating the company name you are calling. You should also search for company reviews, and avoid those with no reviews at all.