Moving tips

A perfect move might seem unrealistic. After all, moving is stressful. It’s hard. It’s expensive. Moving means taking all your stuff—from your socks to your sofa—and hauling it to a new place. It means trusting someone you don’t know to move your cherished piano, your photo albums, and those roller blades that have been collecting dust for 15 years, but that you just know you’ll use again someday. For all the hassles and inconvenience, there are tips that can help you take the stress out of moving and get as close as possible to a perfect move.

Move at the Right Time- You won’t always have a choice about what time of year to move, but if you do, choose carefully. If you have kids in school, summer may be the best time as you won’t have to interrupt their school year, and they will have a chance to get settled in at the new house before school starts in the fall. If you don’t have kids, you might want to choose some other time of year as San Jose residential movers are sometimes able to offer more favorable rates outside of the busy summer moving season.

Choose the Right Help- Want a perfect move? Choose the right San Jose movers! The horror stories you’ve heard about inflated invoices and damaged property are true, but much more common are moving companies that just don’t care about their customers’ experiences. At Foster Van Lines, that’s all we care about! Since 1941, we’ve been putting our customers first and collecting perfect reviews from our satisfied clients. Words that pop up a lot in our customer reviews include “amazing,” “professional,” “excellent,” “prompt,” and “incredible.”

Take the Right Stuff- Moving is the perfect chance to get rid of some of your unused possessions (like those dusty rollerblades). As you’re packing, have three piles going: one to pack, one to donate, and one to toss. Go into your new home a bit lighter and set up house without the burden of a lot of extra junk. If you need to store some items after the move, we offer both short-term and long-term storage at our secure facilities.

Ask the Right Questions- When looking for a San Jose moving company, knowing what questions to ask can be the difference between a perfect move and a perfect storm. Here are a few of the queries to make before committing to San Jose movers.

  • How do you price your services?
  • Do you offer full packing services?
  • Is storage available?
  • Do you have experience with specialty packing?
  • Do you have a list of references or customer reviews?
  • Are all of your movers licensed and insured?
  • What are your professional affiliations?

As an agent of North American Van Lines, our San Jose moving company can help you whether you’re moving down the street or across the country. North American Van Lines is the only moving company to  hold the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, so you can rest easy knowing that our service will far exceed the industry standard!

Learn more about Foster Van Lines today. Give us a call to speak with a relocation specialist, or fill out our online contact form to receive a free, no-obligation estimate!

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