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Here are some things to consider while you are searching for a Reputable Moving Company. Look no further - You have found one!

1.) Choose a well-branded company which appears reputable. How is the telephone answered? Does the estimator who shows up to your house look professional? Does he have forms and materials with the company name on it? Is he experienced and knowledable? Two of the Managers at Our Great Around Town Movers have combined experience of 60+ years alone - that's not even counting the office staff and actual movers!

2.) Beware: The lowest price may not always be the best price. As the saying goes - You get what you pay for. You want to pay enough that your movers are motivated to show up for your move. If they only have one truck and get a better offer for that day, then you may be in trouble. Also, check to make sure that there are not all sorts of extra "hidden" fees. There is nothing worse than getting a final bill with all kinds of additional charges that you were not expecting and not informed about. If an estimate looks too good to be true, it's because it probably is too good to be true. Our rates are all inclusive and include everything. We strive to provide outstanding service for a affordable price. We will be there for you and give you a good job for a reasonable price.

3.) Check the company's address. It sounds simple, but a quick internet search could save you a lot of hassle in the end. If a mover is real, then the company will have a real address.

4.) It's always a good idea to check with the Better Business Bureau as well.

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5.) Does the mover offer extra valuation? A reputable mover will offer additional types of moving valuation options to make sure you have the appropriate amount of protection in case any damage occurs to your valuables during your move. Remember also: The best assurance you have a for a good move is the actual moving men that show up at your door on the day of the move. Remember too: We have our Customer Support Vehicle which comes with our crew at no additional charge - it's like having an extra one of our movers for free!

6.) Ask for references. A good mover should be able to provide them on the spot.

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7.) Ask to be educated on what licenses, operating authority, and permits are required to perform your move. Make sure your mover is licensed to do your type of move in the city and state you are moving from and to. Don't be hesitant to ask to see them. We are proud to show ours.

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2 Months Before

1.) Sort and Purge - Go through every room of your house and decide what you'd like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether any items will require special packing or extra insurance coverage.

2.) Research - Start investigating moving company options. Call 'Our Great Around Town Movers' and get a Free Moving Quote for your move. Find out how we can help.

3.) Create a Moving Binder - Use this binder to keep track of everything-all your estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all the items you're moving

4.) Organize School Records - Go to your childrens school and arrange for their records to be transferred to their new school district.

Six Weeks Before

1.) Order Packing Supplies - If you are packing yourself, order boxes, paper and tape to get started. Also consider specialty containers such as dish packs and wardbrobe boxes. We have free delivery of these items to make it easy for you to get started. We will even take the time to show you how to pack and use them!

2.) Use It or Lose It - Start using up or selling things you don't want to move, like frozen or perishable foods, cleaning supplies, etc.

3.) Think about where things will go in your new home. Consider if your larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door and into the rooms where you want them to go.

One Month Before

1.) Choose Your Mover - Hopefully it will be us. Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving date and is cost.

2.) Begin Packing - Start packing the things that you use most infrequently, such as the waffle iron and croquet set.

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3.) Label - Use a Sharpie and clearly label and number each box with its contents and the room its destined for. This will help you to keep track of your belongings. Pack and label "essentials" boxes of items that you'll need right away.

4.) Separate Valuables - Add items such as jewelry and important files to a safe box that you'll personally transport to your new home. Make sure to put the movers estimate and other important papers in this box. You may need it for reference on moving day.

5.) Do A Change of Address - Contact your local post office and fill out a change of address form, or online. It is always wise to have neighbors look out for mail after you've moved.

6.) Notify Important Parties - Alert the following of your move: banks, brokerage firms, your employers human resources department, magazine and newspaper subscriptions, creditors, insurance, and cable companies.

7.) Forward Medical Records - Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies of them yourself.

Two Weeks Before

1.) Arrange to be Off Work on Your Moving Day- Notify your office that you are moving and need to have time off.

2.) Clean Out Safety Deposit Boxes - If you'll be changing banks remove the contents and put them in a safe spot for the move.

3.) Contact the Moving Company - reconfirm the arrangements - We love to hear from you!

One Week Before

1.) Refill Prescriptions - Stock up on prescriptions you'll need during the next couple of weeks.

2.) Pack your Suitcases - Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few day.

A Few Days Before

1.) Defrost the Freezer - If your refrigerator is moving with your, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before moving day.

2.) For your peace of mind, reconfirm the arrangments with Our Great Around Town Movers. Although we will give you a call the day before the move, call to check in and confirm the arrival time and any other specifics that are important to your particular job. Make sure you have prepared exact, written directions to the new home for the crew to include your cell phone number in case you get separated from the truck.

3.) Make sure your finances are in order. Have cash, your check book and a credit card handy for any unexpected last minute expenses and to pay your movers. Also know that tipping is appreciated for a job well done, but it's not expected.

Moving Day

1.) Relax, Don't Worry - take a deep breath. Everything is going to be OK - you've hired Our Great Around Town Movers to handle your move. We are going to do a good job for you. We will handle all of the details. Tell Our Great Around Town Movers which items are most important to you and we'll take extra good care of it. We will get your things loaded and into your new home for you right away. We will put everything right where you want it and get your beds set up so you and your family can enjoy the first night in your new space.

2.) Have an open box for last minute items. We like to call this the 'NOW' box. It should be the last box out and the first box in. Put things like the TV remotes, garage door openers, some common hand tools and any nuts and bolts, screws and any other loose parts that you will need right away at the new place.

3.) Think about all of the great things that you will say about how well your move went and what a good job our movers did for you!