Last Minute Moves

If you do not plan accordingly, then you may find yourself trying to move at the last minute. This may be the case if you suddenly have to close down your house because of a sale, or if you live in an apartment where your lease is about to end. Whatever the case, you will be better off hiring a local Dallas moving company to help you with your move. If you are able to schedule professionals on such a short notice, then you can rest assured that your move will be much easier.
 
Before your movers arrive, there are several things that you can do in order to speed up the moving process. For example, you will want to start packing as many things as you can into moving boxes. Even though you may not have enough time to pack everything, you at least want to empty out all of your furniture and pack up your most fragile items. When it comes to clothes and other soft items like blankets and towels, you can always pack these items in big trash bags. Before you put these soft items into trash bags, however, you will want to double check with your Dallas movers since some moving companies only move items that are packed into moving boxes.
 
The main room that you want to focus on when it comes to last minute packing is your kitchen. This part of the house will take the longest since there will be a lot of fragile items to pack. If you can get the more help from friends and family, then you will want to get someone to focus on just this room of the house while other people work on the rest of the home. In order to speed up this process, try to focus on one cabinet at a time. If you begin taking out random stuff from all of the cabinets, then you will soon have a disaster on your hands.
 
One of the most important things to consider when packing at the last minute is what you really need to take with you. There are many times when people will haul around trash during each move because they have some type of sentimental attachment, or because they keep telling themselves that they will eventually need their junk. Hauling these items around, however, is a waste of time and money since you will just end up storing them at your new home again. For this reason, it is important to sort your items as you are packing so that you do not take any unnecessary items with you. If you have time, you can always drop of any items at your local charity, or you may have some time to sell them in order to make some money. Whichever way you decide to go, it is a good idea to pack light and only take what you need when you move in order to save time and money.
 

Storing Your Items

There are many times when it is cheaper to store your items in storage. This is especially true for college students who go home during the holidays, and do not use their apartment for a couple of months. A lot of the time, it is cheaper to rent storage for a couple of months rather than pay a two or three months’ worth of rent in a place they will not be using.
 
Before you put your stuff into storage, however, you need to make sure that your items are correctly packed. If you do not correctly pack your items, then you may find that they can easily get damaged. To begin with, you need to make sure you pick the correct type of storage for your items. If you will be storing your items for a very short amount of time, or if you will be storing items that cannot be easily damaged, then you should have no problem renting a normal storage unit. If you will be storing your items for a longer period of time or delicate items such as electronics, then you will want to consider renting a climate control unit.
 
When you are packing all of your items, make sure that you try to place as many loose items as you can into moving boxes. For any electronics such as TV’s, computers, and surround sound systems, you will want to place these items into their original boxes in order to prevent any damage. If you do not have the original boxes, then you may be able to find specialty boxes for these items online or through your moving company.
 
Another important packing tip for long term storage includes the protection of your furniture. When you hire Dallas movers, make sure they provide blankets and shrink wrap to protect your furniture. Even though your moving company may provide these items for use during your move, they may have to take them back once the move is over and your furniture will be left unprotected. While some Dallas movers may allow you to keep the blankets if you buy them, there may be other movers that will not let you buy the blankets if they do not have enough with them.
 
It is always a good idea to let your Dallas movers know whether or not you will need packing supplies. If you will need supplies, then have a clear idea of what you will need so that the movers will have them ready for you by the day of your move. Moreover, letting the movers know exactly what you will need ahead of time will allow them to give you a definite pricing for packing supplies.
 

Moving Out From An Apartment

Even though apartments tend to be much smaller, they require just as much work as homes do when it comes to packing and moving. For this reason, it is important for you to prepare for your move as soon as possible, so that you are completely ready on the day of your move. Moreover, there are certain things that you have to take into consideration when moving out of an apartment.
 
1. Remember to reserve your elevators.
If your apartment is not on the first floor, then you will most likely have to reserve the elevators for your move. It is important that you do this as soon as possible since you do not want the time and date you need them for to be taken by someone else. Once you have set your move date with your Dallas moving company, call your apartment office and reserve your elevators. If you happen to reserve the elevators before you schedule your move, then you will have to schedule your movers around the time you will have the elevators. There are many times when your Dallas movers will help you work around some crazy elevator schedules if you let them know ahead of time.
 
2. Make sure you have the key to your new apartment.
It is always a good idea to have the key for your new apartment before the movers arrive. If you are not prepared with the key, then the movers may have to wait until you finally get the key before they can move you in and this will end up costing you money. Even though you may plan to have key for your new apartment early in the morning, there are many things that can go wrong. For example, you never know if the apartment office may open late or maybe there might be some clerical error that will prevent you getting your new keys on time. For this reason, it is always a good idea to get your new keys on the day before your move, so that nothing will go wrong on the day of the move.
 
3. Make sure that your apartment complex does not require general liability insurance.
There are certain apartment complexes in Dallas, Texas that may require general liability insurance from the Dallas movers that will help you move. If this is the case, then you need to make sure that the moving company you hire does have the necessary insurance. When the moving company you hire does not fulfill the apartment complex’s requirements, you may find yourself without movers since the apartment manager will not let the movers come onto the property.
 

Preparing for Your Move

There are several things that you can do in order to prepare for your move. Once you have set up your appointment with a Dallas moving company, you should ask them about their moving requirements. It is important to know a moving company’s requirements since you do not want to be caught off guard on the day of your move. Below are some of the most common requirements that Dallas movers tend to have:
 
1. Always empty out all of your furniture.
When it comes to furniture like dressers, nightstands, and filing cabinets, Dallas movers prefer that you empty out these pieces of furniture because of their weight. If your piece of furniture is stuffed with personal belongings, then it is very heavy and there is always a chance that the bottom might give out while the movers are carrying it. Moreover, leaving loose items inside will damage them since a piece of furniture will be flipped and turned many times while it is being moved. If by any chance the doors of a piece of furniture somehow manage to slip open, everything will come tumbling out and cause a safety hazard for the movers.
 
2. Unplug all electronics and appliances before the movers arrive.
Even though any small electronics and appliances should be packed and ready to go before the movers arrive, there will always be bigger pieces that you cannot handle on your own. These pieces include washers, dryers, refrigerators, TV’s, etc. If this is the case, however, you still need to prep the item and have it ready to go for the movers. For kitchen appliances such as stoves and refrigerators, you need to make sure that they are completely emptied out and clean on both the inside and outside. Moreover, these pieces need to be unplugged if at all possible. When it comes to washers and dryers, Dallas movers will once again asks customers to unplug these appliances and have them ready to go. Make sure that you have taken off all of the chords and hoses from the back and that you have stored them in a safe place for later use.
 
3. Pack all loose items.
When loading your furniture into the moving truck, there will be a limited amount of space left for boxes once all of the furniture has gone in. For this reason, Dallas movers ask that you pack all of your items into boxes and shut them securely with plenty of tape. If this is not done, then many Dallas moving companies will simply refuse to move any loose items. Many times, these loose items will damage other pieces of furniture in the truck, and they will just create a huge mess while the moving truck is in motion. While it is true that some pieces cannot always fit into a standard size moving box, you have try and get as much as you can.
 

Truck Loading and Unloading

When you contact a Dallas moving company, you may be surprised that they offer more services than just moving. In fact, there are certain Dallas movers that only focuses on particular services such as packing and unpacking. If you only need help with a particular aspect of your move, then you can still contact a professional Dallas moving company and ask about the services you require.
 
A very popular service that is offered by most Dallas movers includes truck loading and unloading. If you are moving out of state, then you will find that a lot of local moving companies do not provide out of state services. In many cases, you have to hire a company that works on a more national level in order to be able to move your personal belongings to a different state. Many people do not like to hire national companies, however, since the cost of these companies is sky high.
 
As a way to save money, many people decide to rent a moving truck, and simply have the movers load and unload their personal belongings. Typically, this type of labor will run at an hourly rate, and there may be additional charges for gas since the movers will need to drive out to your location. When you hire loading services, you need to make sure that all of your personal belongings are prepared. It is important to have everything boxed up and ready to go. For people who want to save time and money, it might be a good idea to disassemble any pieces of furniture that may need it, so that the movers do not have to waste time doing this.
 
Once you arrive to your new home in a different state or a far away location, you can always hire another moving company to help you with the unloading. Before you decide to simply employ loading and unloading services, however, always talk to your moving company first and see what they recommend. If you are moving within their range of operations, then it may be cheaper and safer to have the moving company do the entire move for you.
 

Planning Your Move

Planning a move is more than just comparing prices and making sure that everything is packed and ready to go. Another important factor that you should consider includes how the weather will be for the day of your move. Even if you set up a move and confirm with your Dallas movers, they may end up cancelling if the weather is too severe.
 
There are many Dallas movers that do not work in the rain or when it is snowing for safety reasons. Extreme weather conditions like this put in danger your furniture and the movers’ safety. If it is raining or snowing too hard, then walking surfaces become slippery and it is easy for the movers to fall while carrying heavy pieces of furniture. Moreover, your furniture can suffer extensive water damage if it is moved in this type of weather. For all of these reasons, Dallas movers will most likely cancel or reschedule your move if it falls on a bad weather day.
 
In order to prevent a disaster like this, it is always important to plan ahead of time. If you are moving during the summer months, then there is nothing to worry about since it is rare for it to rain during these summer months. For people moving in the early spring or winter, however,  rain and snow are very common and can easily ruin your move. If this is the case, then make sure you have planned to be available for several days for moving. By having several days open, you can safely reschedule your move if it comes to that. Never tie yourself down to one day since you can never be sure what will happen.
 
In the end, you will be glad that you planned ahead for your move. Even though you may want to rely on a weather forecast system, you have to take into consideration that these forecasts will most likely change by the time your move rolls around. In reality, you will never know the what the weather will be like for your move until the day of, or a couple of hours before your move.

Being Honest With Your Moving Company

It is always important to tell your moving company the truth about your move. If you pick the correct Dallas movers, then you will be able to trust that they will have your best interest in mind and will not try to cheat you of your money. When people are not honest with their Dallas movers, however, they will end up upset with their move since the movers will not be able to provide the services needed.

When you are not honest with your Dallas moving company about how much furniture you have, you can rest assured that they will sell you a truck that is not big enough to hold all of your personal belonging. Even though your moving company will try to fit as much as possible into the moving truck they bring, many items could be left behind. If you would like the movers to take all of your items with several trips, then you should not be surprised when you are charged more for gas. Moreover, you will also risk your move lasting much longer than it could have originally lasted.

Beside being honest about how many items you are moving, you should also inform your Dallas movers about any special items you may have. Certain piece such as pianos, pool tables, and safes require special attention and equipment to move. If you do not tell your Dallas moving company about this beforehand, then they may not move this special item on the day of the move. Sometimes movers are nice enough to move such an item on a short notice, but you can expect a very heavy fine for not warning the movers ahead of time. Moreover, you also risk the damage of your item since the movers are probably not prepared with the necessary equipment.

In the end, being honest with your Dallas moving company will ensure that you have a great moving experience. When you and your moving company are on good terms, it is much easier to have a stress free move. By treating your movers with respect, you can rest assured that they will do everything in their power to meet all of your demands. Even if you have a difficult move, the movers will put on a brave face and try to help you in any way they can.

Prices for Moving a Piano

Moving a piano is never an easy task. If you are moving something simple like an upright piano, then you may be able to get a moving company to do this. However, if you are moving anything bigger, then you will want to hire a professional piano moving company. With professional piano movers, you will make sure that your piano is in safe hands since these professionals are trained in the art of moving pianos.However, it is important to take into consideration that the price could be a lot higher with a professional piano moving company. The cost should not be too much to handle when it comes to moving something as valuable as a piano since it would be much more expensive to replace or repair it if it were damaged.

Dallas Movers Will Receive a New Look!

Monarca Movers will be updating their Services page in the month of August. With the new updates, customers will have more information about the services that Monarca offers. We hope that this will help our customers make a more informed decision on which Dallas moving company they want to work with. We know that there are many Dallas movers to choose from, and we wish to make this decision as easy as possible. Look out for some changes on our page in the next couple of weeks!