May Is National Moving Month: Here’s What To Know

May is the final month before summer, the season when home sales rates increase across the nation and, as a result, people plan to relocate — hence National Moving Month. The holiday isn’t just a celebration of moving, it’s a public service announcement —  a reminder to get familiar with the moving process so you can plan a successful move. Below, Rightsize Moving Solutions, movers in Wichita, KS, provides some helpful tidbits and tips to make your move a success.

Figure Out Which Moving Services You Need

Moving seems straightforward — pack, load, transport, and unload. However, the quality with which the process is performed depends on the movers you hire.

There’s no shortage of moving companies in Wichita, KS. But there is considerable variation in their services and business operations. Some movers perform only local moves; others do only long-distance relocations. Rightsize Moving Solutions offers both for all-encompassing moving solutions.

Our rightsizing services, which involve organizing your home and downsizing your belongings, also set us apart. By reducing the number of belongings you take with you, rightsizing makes for a more efficient, cost-effective move.

Knowing which moving services you need allows you to hire a company that offers and will perform them to your level of satisfaction.

Get Price Estimates & Check Reviews

Just as professional movers might offer different types of moving services, they may also charge different rates for them. Price estimates let you gauge the relative value provided by each moving company. (Note: If a company doesn’t offer free estimates, it’s probably not a reputable business.)

But don’t stop at gathering estimates. Look up the online reviews for each company. If “Movers A” have low rates but bad reviews, and “Movers B” lists higher prices but features better reviews, it’s most likely worth the additional cost to hire the latter for the sake of your peace of mind.

Remember that you’re entrusting a life’s worth of possessions to the movers. Therefore, you want to feel confident that they’ll handle your items with care and deliver them to your new house in the same condition as when they left the original location.

Schedule Moving Services In Advance

National Moving Month isn’t just an occasion to plan a move; it’s also an opportune time of year to schedule one. The highest percentage of moves occur between the months of June and October. During this busy summer moving season, hiring movers can be a challenge due to their fully-booked moving schedule — even if they have openings, the available moving dates may not align with yours.

As long as you call and schedule moving services with enough time to spare, you can be sure the movers are available when you need them. A month’s notice is preferred; three months is even better. If you’re moving this summer but haven’t yet called the moving company, consider this your reminder.

Be In Communication With Your Movers

Good movers maintain open lines of communication with clients. This includes explaining the scope and method of services, outlining costs, and being available to answer questions.

As the client, you also have a responsibility to communicate with the movers. Movers aren’t mind-readers. If you have fragile or sentimental items that need extra care and attention during the relocation, communicate the details to the movers before moving day. The available packing services may include specialized attention to fragile or important items, but the request must come from you.

It’s also a good idea to have the contact information for the moving company and the individual movers working on your job. Depending on how far you’re relocating, you may want to confirm that everything is on schedule during the move. And if it’s not, you’ll want to know this in advance so you can make other arrangements.

Whether you’re moving across town in Wichita or coming to Kansas from another state, Rightsize Moving Solutions has your back. We offer both single moving services and comprehensive moving services, which include including packing, loading, and unloading, and transport — we also specialize rightsizing and senior moves.

Like movers across America, Rightsize Moving Solutions is busy during the summer moving season. Schedule moving services today to ensure we’re available for your upcoming relocation!