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Three Great Tips When You’re Moving

Are you moving to Colorado Springs or moving to the Denver Metro Area? Regardless of where you are moving in the state of Colorado, there are a lot of decisions to be made—and a lot of details to handle. Here are three key moving tips from the moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage.

Plan Ahead

Whether you’re moving to your first post-college apartment, the first home you’ve ever purchased, upgrading to a larger home for your family or moving to a senior living community, the most important thing you can do is plan ahead. It starts by keeping a notebook or digital file that dedicated to your move. Keep all important facts and dates in your file, including the names of your contacts at different moving companies you talk to, a list of utility companies you have to contact to end or begin service, a list of what you’re moving and what you’re getting rid of and all the other details. Be sure to share this file with all members of your family involved in the move. Update it daily.

Hire The Right Moving Company

There are lots of moving companies out there—and unfortunately, they’re not all reputable. You’ll want to research online review sites and make sure that the movers you get estimates from are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Be sure to get estimates from at least three moving companies. Moving costs are regulated so the estimates should come in very close to one another. If one bid comes in significantly lower than the others, walk away. Oftentimes companies will underbid a move and then try to hit you with lots of hidden costs to make up the difference. Most moving companies can give you an estimate over the phone. They’ll ask lots of questions about your belongings, the square footage of the home you’re moving out of, the number of stairs or floors in your home, etc. These all can affect the cost of your move.

Take The Time To Pack Essentials Boxes

There are things that should never be put in a moving van, like important legal papers, prescription medications and expensive possessions like jewelry. Pack boxes of these items and take them with you in your vehicle or even on a plane. You should also pack essential items for your bathroom

and conditioner, medication, hair dryers and other items you use daily to face the day. Pack a box of essentials for your bedroom, too—including pillows, linens and blankets, pajamas, a reading lamp and other items. Pack an essentials box for your kitchen, too—like a coffeemaker, toaster, quick and easy items for snacks and meals, paper plates, plasticware and cups and things you use the most, like olive oil, seasonings and maybe even a skillet or pot. You probably need an essentials box for your work or school, too. The last thing you want to do is search through hundreds of boxes to find the things you use and need the most.

Talk to A Moving Expert

If you’re moving anywhere in the state of Colorado, you should talk to the moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage. They offer state of the industry storage facilities, a dependable fleet of moving trucks and every employee has been drug tested, background checked and thoroughly vetted. After all, you don’t want to trust your valuables to just anyone. Cowboy Moving & Storage has been helping Coloradans move since 1968. It’s a family owned and operated company that’s dedicated to making your move as smooth as possible. Be sure to include them in your list of considered movers.

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